This year's presenter, a 2016 Olympian, was Chierika Ukogu. She is the daughter of Nigerian immigrants and was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Chierika's rowing career started in 2006 at Mount Saint Joseph Academy. From high school she attended Stanford University studying human biology. After graduating in 2014, Chierika put medical school at the University of Pennsylvania on hold, to dedicate her time to training for the Olympics. This now Olympian will be representing Nigeria in the women's single event [W1x] this summer in Rio! THERE ARE MANY MORE PHOTOGRAPHS TO COME!
In front are Alexandra Pinsk and her parents; behind are Coach Molly Lawrence, Presenter Chierika Ukogu, Honoree John Izzard, Jr., and two Award Committee members. [Photo by Yasmin Dhanani]