Published June 16, 2020 by Bowdoin Magazine

Awards Season

In lieu of its annual All-Sports Awards Ceremony on the first day of the spring reading period, Bowdoin’s Department of Athletics celebrated its 2019–2020 academic year with virtual awards, announced over the course of a week on its website and social media channels.
Nate Richam-Odoi ’20

Nate Richam-Odoi ’20, the first Bowdoin running back to earn All-NESCAC honors in team history, was the recipient of this year’s Most Outstanding Male Athlete Award from the Bowdoin athletics department. His 830 rushing yards last season placed him fourth on Bowdoin’s all-time single-season list, and his 2,186 career yards land him the fifth spot in the Polar Bear record book. Photo: Brian Beard

Among the awards handed out were to seniors Nate Richam-Odoi (football, Most Outstanding Male Athlete); Maddie Hasson (women’s basketball; Lucy Shulman Award for Outstanding Female Athlete); Kara Finnerty (field hockey and women’s lacrosse, Sidney J. Watson Award for Outstanding Multi-Sport Athlete); Eric Mah (baseball, Frederick G. P. Thorne Award for Outstanding Male Leadership), and Samantha Roy (women’s basketball, Anne L. E. Dane Award for Outstanding Female Leadership).

Olivia Ware, women’s basketball, was awarded the Wil Smith ’00 Community Service Award. Elle Brine, field hockey and women’s lacrosse, was recognized as the recipient of the Society of Bowdoin Women Award. Caroline Shipley, women’s cross country and track and field, and Jack O’Connor, men’s lacrosse, received the Academic Achievement Award.

Spring 2020 Bowdoin Magazine cover


This story first appeared in the Spring/Summer 2020 issue of Bowdoin Magazine. Manage your subscription and see other stories from the magazine on the Bowdoin Magazine website.