Marian Alexandra Pinsk, presently a senior at The Agnes Irwin School, was recommended by the school's Head Rowing Coach, Molly Lawrence. She certainly exhibits many of the characteristics of John Izzard, in whose honor the award was created. Marian is an excellent sculler, having received a bronze medal by the time of her application, in a novice eight at the 2014 Steve Neczypor Memorial Regatta. Not only is she an excellent sculler but an exceptional athlete as a runner, water skier, wind surfer, field hockey, and lacrosse athlete, as well as a cyclist. Marian volunteers playing piano for seniors in retirement homes, is a member of her school's Community Service Board supporting events like "Empty Bowls," raising funds for food kitchens, and other non-profits, and is of service to her crew mates. Last school year, Marian exhibited academic excellence while taking all Honors and AP courses. She speaks several languages and has exhibited selflessness and compassion far beyond her years. Marian is a potential future renaissance woman, truly embodying the essence of John Izzard's characteristics. She received her personal trophy March 19, 2016 at the Schuylkill Navy Awards Banquet and is expected to participate in the 2016 Undine Barge Club's Summer Junior Rowing Program as part of the Award. See this year's 2015 Undine Captain's Dinner photographs above where the perpetual plaque was presented to Marian and her coach for display at The Agnes Irwin School until July of 2016. See athlete photographs below.