The Ele Hansen Award is given to two senior female students who bring to a sport the joy of participation and who have positively influenced others through their example, service and leadership in the athletic (varsity or club) and recreation program.
This award publicly honors Professor Eleanor “Ele” Hansen, Chair of the Department of Physical Education and Athletics for Women from 1952-1986, in appreciation for the generosity, enthusiasm, and warmth she shared with generations of Carleton students. The award is endowed by a fund created upon her retirement in 1986 by her friends, colleagues, and former students.
The Hansen award is voted on by all head coaches of varsity women’s sports and the director and assistant director of Rec Center programs. This award will be presented at the Annual Knights Awards Banquet.