posted April 19, 2013

Beyond the Game

The Karen Page Courage Award is presented to an individual in Hope athletics who exhibits the courage and tenacity to continue to play and compete despite overwhelming adversity.

The award honors the memory of Karen Page, Hope's women's tennis coach, who lost her brave battle to breast cancer in 2009.Through this five-year battle and its exhausting treatment, KP -- as she was called by her players and other Hope athletes -- never stopped coaching and encouraging those around her.

This year's recipient of the Karen Page Courage award is sophomore Tarwo Konbloa, a member of the soccer team. After fleeing the unrest of Nigeria, Tarwo and his family came to the United States and located in Kentwood, Mich.

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