Calton Named WCC Individual Sportsmanship Winner
Hannah Calton garnered the WCC Individual Sportsmanship Award earlier this week.
The 2017 West Coast Conference individual sportsmanship award winners were recognized at the WCC Honors Dinner earlier this week in Redondo Beach, and the campus SAAC groups selected Santa Clara student-athlete Connor Garnett and LMU student-athlete Hannah Calton as this year's honorees.
In addition to the sportsmanship awards, the WCC also doled out the REPRESENT Award, which went to Pacific women's soccer student-athlete Melissa Ma. The REPRESENT Award recognizes efforts on campus to best support the REPRESENT initiative to enhance the student-athlete experience. Ma was recognized this year for her efforts in assisting a fellow student-athlete who was battling cancer. She had the idea of bringing together Pacific student-athletes to show support and raise awareness by creating wristbands for the athletic community to wear in a symbol of strength and hope.
Calton's continued positive attitude when faced with adversity won the admiration and respect from her peers. This is was shown during her last swim meet when she was about to win the 200 butterfly race before an injury prevented her from finishing at top speed and had to be assisted out of the pool. Despite this personal setback, she continued to cheer on her team throughout the remainder the swim meet and even later participated in the 400 freestyle relay with her teammates. Calton is currently living in Hawaii for the summer where she is on a service trip and is volunteering with the local community to help teach children swim and surf lessons.
Calton, a native of Granite Bay, Calif., finished her LMU career as the Lion record-holder in the 100 and 200 butterfly, and is second in the 200 freestyle and 200 IM.
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