Nebraska women's tennis sophomore captain Maggy Lehmicke earned a couple of honors and awards at the HERO Leadership Award Breakfast on Monday. The Hero Leadership Breakfast capped a busy weekend of academic events, as the annual student-athlete Academic Banquet took place Sunday night.
Lehmicke earned both a spot on the inaugural Citizenship Team and was honored with a HERO Leadership Award.
The Hero Leadership Award is presented annually to Nebraska student-athletes who have demonstrated excellence in community service and leadership with coaching staff endorsement. Recipients are proven team leaders, student-athlete role-models and have consistently went above and beyond as a servant leader. Since 2006, 269 student-athletes have received this award.
At the breakfast, the inaugural Tom Osborne Citizenship Team was announced and HERO Leadership Awards were received. The inaugural team's list included 215 honorees across all 24 Husker varsity sports.
The Tom Osborne Citizenship Team was created to recognize the service to the community by Husker student-athletes and the contributions and ideals of legendary Husker Football Coach and Athletic Director Tom Osborne.
During his tenure as athletic director from 2007 until 2013, Osborne played a significant role in expanding Nebraska’s Life Skills department while encouraging total person development for Husker student-athletes.
To earn a spot on the Osborne Citizenship Team, student-athletes had to complete a minimum of six community service/leadership projects in the academic calendar year and remain in good academic standing.
In 2013-14, the 215 student athletes participated in 1,300 campus or community service projects including weekly mentoring, school outreach, hospital and hospice visits, awareness events, special needs programming, holiday outreach, statewide motivational assemblies and more.
Each of the recipients will receive a Tom Osborne Citizenship Team medallion.
Nebraska Women's Tennis 2014 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team Members