Robert F. Ray Faculty Representative Award

The Robert F. Ray Faculty Award was established by President Willard L. Boyd in honor of Dean Robert F. Ray, The University of Iowa faculty representative to the Big Ten Conference. Dean Ray served as faculty representative from 1956 until his death in 1982. This award is presented annually to one male and one female senior student-athlete who have completed eligibility and have demonstrated outstanding academic excellence, athletic excellence, and leadership. Recipients who pursue a graduate or professional degree at The University of Iowa and have not exhausted their athletic grant-in-aid may also receive an Iowa tuition grant up to $1,000 to be used within three years of receiving the award. 

2017 Ray Faculty Award Recipients

2016 Ray Faculty Award Recipients

2015 Ray Faculty Award Recipients

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Elaine Boosalis, Swimming
Presenter: Liz Tovar, Athletics

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Michael Vinyard, Swimming
Presenter: Liz Tovar, Athletics

2014 Ray Faculty Award Recipients

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Elise Borja, Swimming
Presenters: Bill Heinz, Chair PCA; Liz Tovar, Athletics

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James Morris, Football
Presenters: Bill Heinz, Chair PCA; Liz Tovar, Athletics

 

2013 Ray Faculty Award Recipients

Sarah Drake

Sarah Drake, Field Hockey
Presenter: Fred Mims

Garrett Dunn

Garrett Dunn, Tennis
Presenter: Fred Mims

 

2012 Ray Faculty Award Recipient

Erik Sowinski

Robert F. Ray Faculty Representative Award
Erik Sowinski, UI Track and Field
Gene Parkin, Presidential Committee of Athletics, Presenter