Topics: Awards, Foundation, Students

April 2, 2022

Ball State Top 100

The Ball State University Foundation has revealed the University’s Top 10 students from its inaugural “Top 100 Students Awards” program. 

This new annual award recognizes 100 outstanding junior and senior undergraduates who represent the spirit of Beneficence, Ball State’s institutional statue and icon that symbolizes the generosity of the five Ball brothers whose land donation to the State of Indiana allowed the University to flourish. 

The Foundation announced its Top 100 Student Awards program in September. Almost 200 applications were submitted by students, which were scored by a select group of 10 University graduates.

In February, the Foundation announced the complete list of its 2022 Top 100 Students. On Saturday, the students with the top 25 scores were invited to attend an awards ceremony, where the following students were revealed within the Top 10 of this year’s program: 

  • Isabelle Behrman*, senior, Muncie, Ind. 
  • Jordyn Blythe, senior, Wesley Chapel, Fla.
  • Alyssa Brinkman, senior, Milan, Ind.
  • Kimberly Ingold, senior, New Palestine, Ind.
  • Eli Lucas, senior, Carmel, Ind.
  • Anne Mei McClain, senior, Muncie, Ind.
  • Elizabeth Nguyen, senior, South Bend, Ind.
  • Astra Sisson, senior, Muncie, Ind.
  • Rin Steitz*, senior, Greenwood, Ind.
  • Amy Wyse, senior, Elkhart, Ind.

(* indicates Top 2 students)

The Foundation will recognize all Top 100 Student Award recipients during One Ball State Day on Tuesday, April 5. This event, which is being held from 3-4 p.m. in the lobby of the David Letterman Communication and Media Building, will include a casual reception and award pick-up opportunity. Students who earn a Top 100 award also receive a gold tassel to wear at their Commencement ceremony. 

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