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Novo Nordisk Donnelly Awards offers scholarships
for teen tennis players living with diabetes

 Presentation of the 2013 Novo Nordisk Donnelly Awards. Pictured L to R: Tracey Donnelly Maltby, Christopher Lichok (Novo Nordisk Sr. Diabetes Care Specialist), Maddie Maloney, Daniel Smith, Billie Jean King, and Diane Donnelly Stone.   
Novo Nordisk
, the leading pharmaceutical company in diabetes care, is proud to be the sponsor of the WTT Donnelly Awards.  Billie Jean King established the awards in 1998 to encourage diabetic children to lead an active life and compete in tennis. The awards provide scholarships to young tennis players living with diabetes and are named after two long-time Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO executives and tennis champions, Diane Donnelly Stone and Tracey Donnelly Maltby, who are sisters. Stone was an All-American and NCAA doubles champion at Northwestern University, and Maltby earned All-Big Ten honors at the University of Iowa. Both women have had diabetes since childhood. 

The Novo Nordisk Donnelly Awards annually award $25,000 in scholarships, including two one-time $5,000 scholarships given to two young people, ages 12-21, who have diabetes and play tennis competitively in tournaments or on their school team. Six regional awards of $2,500 are also granted.  The awards are to be used for education, tennis development and/or medical care.  

The recipients of the 2013 Novo Nordisk Donnelly Awards have been announced.

The 2013 national recipients are Daniel Smith of West Lafayette, Ind., and Maddie Maloney of Idaho Falls, Idaho. Six regional finalist awards of $2,500 were also granted. Smith and Maloney will have the opportunity to attend a Mylan WTT match and meet League co-founder Billie Jean King. 

For more information about the Novo Nordisk Donnelly Awards, please contact Diane Donnelly Stone at 212-586-3444, x20 or
dstone@wtt.com.

Novo Nordisk is a healthcare company with an 88-year history of innovation and achievement in diabetes care. The company has the broadest diabetes product portfolio in the industry, including the most advanced products within the area of insulin delivery systems. In addition to diabetes care, Novo Nordisk has a leading position within areas such as hemostasis management, growth hormone therapy, and hormone therapy for women. Novo Nordisk's business is driven by the Triple Bottom Line: a commitment to economic success, environmental soundness, and social responsibility to employees and customers. With headquarters in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs more than 27,000 employees in 81 countries, and markets its products in 179 countries. Novo Nordisk's B shares are listed on the stock exchanges in Copenhagen and London. Its ADRs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol 'NVO'. For global information, visit novonordisk.com; for United States information, visit NovoNordisk-US.com. For information about Novo Nordisk insulin products, visit NovoNordiskcare.com.

 Novo Nordisk Donnelly Awards 
- For further information concerning diabetes, please go to Diabetes.org.

2013 Novo Nordisk Donnelly Award National Winners

Daniel Smith, West Lafayette, Ind. 
 National Novo Nordisk Donnelly Award recipient ($5,000)


SmithDaniel Smith resides in West Lafayette, Ind. He was diagnosed with diabetes when he was twelve years old. Smith graduated from Crown Point High School in 2012 where he competed in both varsity tennis and swimming. On his school’s tennis team, Smith was named number one singles player and MVP in both his junior and senior years. As a senior, he was named Academic All American and All State. Currently, Smith plays No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles at Indiana Wesleyan University, where he maintains a 3.4 GPA and is pursuing a possible double major in accounting and finance.

 
 
Maddie Maloney, Idaho Falls, Idaho
National Novo Nordisk Donnelly Award recipient ($5,000)
 

MaloneyMaddie Maloney, who was diagnosed with diabetes at age 13, resides in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Maloney helped lead her high school tennis team to the 2012 state championships. As a singles player, she finished third and second in the state in her first two years of high school. In addition to tennis, Maloney also played varsity volleyball. A winner of the Conference player of the Year Award, Maloney has been ranked in the top 20 in the Intermountain section for the past six years. She plans to graduate a year early from high school to study pre-health and play tennis for Seattle University.   


2013 Novo Nordisk Donnelly Award Regional Recipients
 

Rollans Edwards, Forest, Va.
Regional Novo Nordisk Donnelly Award recipient ($2,500)
 
Diagnosed at age 16, Edwards graduated from high school in 2013. As his tennis team’s captain, he played No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles. As a Boy Scout, he earned top Eagle Scout honors and plans to attend Hamden Sydney College in the fall (where he plans to continue playing tennis for their team). Lauren Gager, Grand Rapids, Mich.
 
 
Lydia Johnson, Monroe, Ind. 
Regional Novo Nordisk Donnelly Award recipient ($2,500)
 

Johnson graduated from Adams Central High School in 2013. She played No. 2 singles and was the Conference and Sectional team champions. She was diagnosed with diabetes at age 13, and will attend Huntington University in the fall.

 

Matthew McGee, Warren, R.I.
Regional Novo Nordisk Donnelly Award recipient ($2,500)

 
McGee is a 2013 graduate of Mt. Hope High School, where he played four years of varsity tennis. He was diagnosed with diabetes at two years old. During his senior year, he was named Team Captain and played No. 1 singles. He was named All Division First Team in singles for the state of Rhode Island twice. In the fall, he will attend Bridgewater State University.
 
Caden Moortgat (12), Boise, Idaho
Regional Novo Nordisk Donnelly Award recipient ($2,500)


Moortgat was diagnosed with diabetes at age 8, but is a rising tennis talent, both in his Intermountain section (where he is ranked No. 6) and nationally (where he is ranked No. 180). In his home state of Idaho, he is the top ranked junior in his age division. He placed third in singles and was the doubles champion at the Intermountain Sectional Championships in 2013. He currently attends Micron Treasure Valley Math and Science Center, an accelerated math and science Academy.

 

Lauren Gager, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Regional Novo Nordisk Donnelly Award recipient ($2,500)


Gager was diagnosed with diabetes at age three. As a high school senior, she played No. 2 doubles for Forest Hills High School. In 2013, she was the conference and regional doubles champion after being the state doubles champion in 2012. She graduated from high school in 2013 and was her varsity tennis team’s captain.

 
Kathryn Washam, Glen Ellyn, Ill. 
Regional Novo Nordisk Donnelly Award recipient ($2,500)


Washam, a 2013 graduate of Glenbard South, was diagnosed with diabetes at age 3. She is not only a talented tennis player but also skilled in badminton having played four years of high school badminton.  On the tennis court, she found success as part of the team that was the No. 3 conference champions in 2013.  Washam is planning to attend Purdue University in the fall.

 

 


Past Winners
 
2012 - Patrick Donovant and Katie Wiley
2011 - Elizabeth Profit and Nicole Selvaggio
2010 - Melanie Nolt and Kelsey Aho
2009 - Kayla Cyr and Heather Welch
2008 - Jordan Cox and Jennifer Heumann
2007 - Kristen Wade and Andrew Rogers
2006 - Rose Cantlin and Matthew Kranich
2005 - Danni Paulson and Madison Golightly
2004 - Travis Fillmore and Mitchell Fender
2003 - Julia Kozin and Jimmy Myers
2002 - Lindsay Hammes and Dash Connell
2001 - Katie Arneson and Adam Brown
2000 - Haley Edmiston and Drew Silow
1999 - Sharon Reske and Carrie Goldhahn
1998 - Meredith Britton and PJ Goldfeder
 
 

Photo: Camerawork USA