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Lisa Ann Coole Award

The Lisa Ann Coole Award was established in 1999 to honor the memory of an extraordinary young woman and to inspire Foundation Fellows to translate into their lives the compassion, joy, courage, and excellence that defined Lisa’s presence in the Fellowship, at UGA, and in her communities both in Georgia and in Illinois.

Lisa was a model Foundation Fellow. She graduated from The University of Georgia magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in biology in 1997. She was a 19-time All-American swimmer, won two NCAA titles, and was selected as the 1997 NCAA Woman of the Year. Lisa had just completed her first year of veterinary medicine at the University of Illinois-Champaign when she died as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident. In 1999, she was inducted into the UGA Athletic Association Circle of Honor, the highest tribute paid to former Bulldog athletes and coaches.


2019     Caroline Shearer
2018     Emily Maloney & Mollie Simon
2017     Moira Fennell
2016     Kirstie Hostetter & Chris Lewitzke
2015     Eilidh Geddes
2014     Jesse Chan
2013     Sara De La Torre Berón
2012     Hank Schwartz
2011     Mir Inaamullah & Alex Squires
2010     Betsy Allen
2009     Elizabeth Godbey
2008     Anant Mandawat
2007     Helen Smith
2006     Chloe Thompson
2005     Krisda Chaiyachati
2004     Vanessa Reynolds
2003     Chris Gibson
2002     Cathy Lee & Tina Rakkit
2001     Laquesha Sanders & Kyle Wingfield
2000     Bronson Lee
1999     Lacy Feldman & Torre Mills

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Emily Shirley,
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