LEWISBURG, Pa. – Katie Price was the recipient of two awards at Bucknell’s annual Senior Athletics Awards Banquet on Sunday night. The Bison volleyball player was given the ’Ray Bucknell Diversity Award, as well as the John F. Zeller Award.
The ’Ray Bucknell Diversity Award is presented to the senior athlete who through his/her actions has worked to eliminate attitudes and actions that have separated, excluded or marginalized people in the past and has facilitated true understanding and recognition among multiple campus and Lewisburg constituencies. Few student-athletes have taken a greater interest in making Bucknell better than Price. She was selected as a student representative on the Bucknell Committee on Athletics, the Committee on Admissions and Financial Aid and Financial Planning and Budget Committee. She serves as a student hearing panelist for Bucknell’s Academic Review Board and Community Conduct Board, and she is the Vice President for Judicial Affairs for the Bucknell PanHellenic Council.
Recently, Price was one of three student-athletes who planned and organized this month’s Community Dinner, which brought various campus constituents together to discuss issues relating to diversity and inclusion.
The John F. Zeller Award is presented to senior athletes for outstanding contributions to Bison Athletics, while exemplifying the best of Bucknell in the manner that John Zeller did in his 68 years of service to the University. Price’s contributions to the Bucknell volleyball program are numerous, but what stands out the most is her three-year role as a team captain. A team leader on the floor, she battled back from numerous injuries to play in 277 sets over 80 matches during her career. A strong defensive player, Katie also added 105 career assists and 30 service aces. In addition to a long list of non-athletic related activities, she excelled in the classroom as a four-year member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.