, Montana Campus Compact affiliates honor civically engaged student athletes who have made significant contributions as volunteers in their communities. MAIS award recipients are recognized for their efforts to raise awareness about community issues, for encouraging other students to become more engaged, and for actively serving in their communities. Awards are made at the Brawl of the Wild game each November.

Malena Lennon
Hannah Dean
Will Riley

Alec Basterrechea, Senior, Health Sciences and Spanish, Carroll College. Sport: Football. Service: Special Olympics, Paint the Town Pink, children with special needs, and letter writing campaign for cancer patients

, Senior, Diesel Technology and Business Administration, MSU Northern. Sport: Women’s Cross Country. Service: Student Ambassador and St. Jude Church volunteer

, Sophomore, Criminal Justice, University of Providence. Sport: Lacrosse. Service: Buddy Walk and the Providence Formation Group

Megan Dettling, Senior, Criminal Justice and Spanish, MSU Billings. Sport: Softball. Service: President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Team IMPACT Initiative

Emily Harwood, Sophomore, General Studies, Dawson Community College. Sport: Women’s Basketball. Service: Hike for Hope, MOPS, Play4Kay

Sharmayne Hill, Sophomore, Biology, Little Bighorn College. Sport: Women’s Basketball. Service: Health & Wellness Center

Samantha Hubbard, Sophomore, Interdisciplinary Social Studies, UM Western. Sport: Cheerleader. Service: ASUMW Senator, Humane Society, Dillon Jaycees, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship

Ron Martin, Jr., Sophomore, Business, Fort Peck Community College. Sport: Basketball. Service: American Indian Business Leaders, Student Senate

Sydney Matheny, Senior, Elementary Education, Rocky Mountain College. Sport: Volleyball. Service: Haiti Orphanage missions, Community Clean-up

Dillon May, Junior, Math, University of Montana. Sport: Track & Field and Cross Country Teams. Service: UM Advocate, Project Homeless Connect, Missoula Food Bank, Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Luke Middelstadt, Junior, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Montana State University. Sport: Track and Field. Service: Advocate and Peer Educator for the VOICE Center

Hattie Thatcher, Senior, Business Marketing Management, Montana Tech; Sport: Women’s Basketball. Service: Dress a Child, United Way, Salvation Army, Special Olympics, Read for Peace, Walk to School Day


In 2016 we honored the following recipients. Click the flier below to read about each of the MAIS recipients and their contributions to their communities:

2014 MAIS Recipients

Top Left to right—Tyler Adair, University of Montana, Women’s Soccer Service : Lolo Read-A-Thon, The Special Olympics, The Ronald McDonald House, Flagship to name a few. ~ Hunter Chandler, Montana State University Northern, Football. Service : Boys and Girls Club, Bear Paw Credit Union Youth Day, White Clay Immersion School ~ Aubrey Conceicao, MSU Billings, Softball, Service : Volunteers with MSUB’s Service Saturdays and has an internship with Youth Dynamics ~ Darrell Fish, Salish Kootenai College, Basketball, Jordan Johnston, Carroll College, Women’s Basketball, Service : Four-Georgians Elementary – Kids College.

Bottom Left to right — Dilan Starkel, UofM Western, Football, Service : Umpire for the Dillon Little League, Coach for Little Guy Wrestling, Walk a Mile in her Shoes, Landfill Clean UP and many others ~ Montana Tech of the University of Montana, Junior, Volleyball Service: Science tutor, United Blood Services, Special Olympics, Clark Fork Watershed Education Project, Missoula Marathon ~ Julie Theis MSU Bozeman, Spirit Squad, Service : Crisis Advocate at the VOICE Center ~ Tinaya Monroe, Blackfeet Community College, Basketball Service : Toys for Tots, food and clothes drives. Kelsey Oblender, Rocky Mountain College, Volleyball, Service : Easter Seals, Head Start, Special Olympics.

2013 Montana Athletes Montana Athletes in Service Award Recipients

Top left to right: Taylor Cummings, Senior, Civil Engineering, Women's Basketball at Montana State University - Northern; Lewis Polkow, Senior, Secondary Education, Men's Track & Field at Montana State University-Billings; Brian Labbe, Senior, Elementary Education, Football at The University of Montana Western; Haylee Gallego, Sophomore, Nursing, Women's Basketball at Dawson Community College; Conner Hausauer, Junior, Secondary Education, Men's Golf at Carroll College

Bottom left to right: Jayde Hair, Junior, Biology, Volleyball at Rocky Mountain College; Kelsey DeWit, Senior, Business Management, Women's Basketball at Montana Tech; Andy Austin, Senior, Psychology, Football at Montana State University -Bozeman; Eva Green, Junior, Business, Women's Basketball at Salish Kootenai College; Jordan Sullivan, Senior, Marketing, Women's Basketball at The University of Montana

2012 Montana Athletes in Service Award Recipients

(Left to Right)
Olivia Weber, UM Golf
Galen Mills, Carroll College Football
Kirstin King, Montana Tech Volleyball
Meagan Nahrgang, Montana Western Rodeo
Sara Williamson, Dawson Community College Volleyball
Jacqueline Elliott, MSU Basketball
Navin Marimuthu, MSU-Billings Tennis

Melissa Jenkins, UM Track
Alex Shaw, UM Football
Natasza Lorentz, MSU Spirit Squad
Geoff Irwin, MSU Alpine Skiing

Amy Roberts, UM Volleyball
Casey Weinman, UM X-Country/ Track
Lyndi Seidensticker, MSU Basketball
Rick Haluszka, MSU Football

Grace McKoy, UM Soccer
Ty Palmer, UM Football
Kelsey Edinger, MSU Cheerleading
Cody Anderson, MSU Basketball

Grace Harris, UM Soccer
Jordan Hasquet, UM Basketball
Ericka Perry, MSU Basketball
Tanner Ripley, MSU Football

Jade Roskam, UM Volleyball
Jesse Loether, UM X-Country/ Track
Sarah Eby, MSU Track
Mecklin Davis, MSU Basketball

Laura Cote, UM Basketball
Jason Washington, UM Football
Rebecca Cooper, MSU Track
Elliot Barnhart, MSU Football

Shannon Shelby, UM Track
Drew Babcock, UM Track
Kelli Phillip, MSU Track
Alioune, MSU Basketball

Vasi Jankovich, UM Track
Shane MacIntyre, UM Football
Megan Lee, MSU Track
Joel Walthall, MSU Track

Anne Sheehy, UM Track
Dane Oliver, UM Football
Katie Burrows, MSU Basketball
Jason Erickson, MSU Basketball

Jill Henkel, UM Basketball
Ryan O'Neill, UM Tennis
Ariana Lee, MSU Track
Ryan Johnson, MSU Football

Maggie Pierose, UM Golf
Jesse Barnes, UM X-country
Staci Rust, MSU Tennis
Kenny Plummer, MSU Basketball