Betsy Schumacker Woman Athlete of the Year Award

Betsy Schumacker Woman Athlete of the Year Award

The Betsy Schumacher Woman Athlete of the Year Award is presented annually to an undergraduate woman for excellence in athletic competition.

Please note: the nomination process for the Betsy Schumacher Woman Athlete of the Year Award is managed internally within the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER). If you have any questions about the Betsy Schumacker Woman Athlete of the Year Award please contact us via email.

Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” Schumacker, born in Devon, Pennsylvania, earned an S.B. in mathematics at MIT in 1960. During her undergraduate years, she was a competitive swimmer, receiving the Sports Illustrated “Pat-on-the-Back Award” in 1958, and holding two Middle Atlantic women’s records and one National Junior women’s record. She returned to MIT in 1966, where she taught civil engineering and urban systems for 17 years.

Past Award Recipients

2020

  • Devon Goetz '20

2019

  • Devon Goetz '20

2018

  • Emily Penn '18

2017

  • Veronika Jedryka ‘17

2016

  • Cimran Virdi ‘16

2015

  • Cimran Virdi ‘16

2014

  • Cimran Virdi ‘16

2013

  • Molly McShane

2012

  • Kameron Klauber