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.