Professor Emerita Neill Miller Scholar Athletes of the Year
2011 - 2012
Daniel Stapff received the men’s award for the third consecutive year, and kept it on the men’s golf team for the fourth year. Stapff, a senior, carries a 3.918 in finance. Stapff was named SSC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2010 and 2011 as well as Cleveland Golf/Srixon Scholar All-America and was named South Region Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2011. This season, Stapff has six top 10 finishes that includes a first place finish at the St. Edward’s Invitational that set the school record for individual medals.
Senior Grace Collins of the softball team earned the award on the women’s side. Collins has a 3.859 as double major in philosophy and history. This year, Collins received the prestigious President’s Award presented each year to a senior who has demonstrated outstanding service and leadership for the benefit of the Barry University Community during his or her career at Barry. Aside from her academic success, Collins has volunteered with numerous philanthropic organizations, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Habitat for Humanity and the Miami Children’s Museum. Collins has spent countless hours involved with Barry-organized events as well. She has taken part in Barry’s Safe Halloween, Miami Shores Community Fest, the Adopt-A-Family Thanksgiving Food Drive and the Gobble Wobble run.
Collins also won the Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin Community Service Award for the second year in a row -- the first back-to-back winner in the history of the award. Collins shared the award with women’s soccer’s Haley Struthers last year. Collins initiated the America’s Moms for Solders Care Project at Barry, sending monthly care packages to American soldiers, Marines and airmen serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. She is president of the Phi Sigma Tau philosophy honor society, is a member of Phi Alpha Theta history honor society and two prestigious national honor societies – Delta Epsilon Sigma and Kappa Gamma Pi. She is also team captain of Barry’s Ethics Bowl Team.