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

This 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.

Ball State announced the creation of its Top 100 Student Awards program last year, resulting in almost 200 nominations for the 2021-22 academic year. This year, the Foundation received nominations from every academic college; the resulting student applications were scored by a select group of 11 University graduates.

In February, the Foundation announced the complete list of its 2023 Top 100 Students. On Saturday, students with the top 50 scores were invited to attend an awards ceremony, where the following students were revealed within the Top 10 of this year’s program:

  • Benjamin Brock, senior, New Castle, Ind.
  • Kathryn Burbrink, senior, North Vernon, Ind.
  • Grace Carman, senior, Versailes, Ohio
  • Leah Craig*, senior, Monrovia, Ind.
  • Denver Hammons*, senior, Beech Grove, Ind.
  • Katelyn Harris, senior, Portland, Ind.
  • Brenden Resnick, senior, Mineola, NY
  • Brooke Stallings, senior, Muncie, Ind.
  • Krista Walterbusch, senior, Coldwater, Ohio
  • Bella Watts, junior, Schereville, Ind.

(* indicates Top 2 students)

The Foundation will also recognize all Top 100 Student Award recipients during One Ball State Day on Wednesday, April 5. This event, which is being held from 3-4 p.m. at the Ball Brothers Foundation Hospitality Suite within Emens Auditorium, 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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