The Ray Siegfried Award for Leadership Excellence was awarded to Kayla A. Bishop. The award is given to a Notre Dame senior who exemplifies the qualities of the 1965 graduate and former Board of Trustees member who was known for his leadership, generosity, devotion to the Catholic faith and affinity for athletics.
Bishop served as captain of Notre Dame’s women’s rugby, women’s boxing and the Howard Hall football team, leading the Ducks to back-to-back football championships in 2009 and 2010. She frequently participated in daily Mass and weekly adoration and was involved in an Emmaus faith-sharing group.
The accountancy and theology major volunteered with the Early Childhood Development Center, the Read to a Child Program, Rebuilding Together and Camp Scully, an overnight camp for troubled and economically disadvantaged youth.