Evan Maday and Kenedy Schoonveld have been awarded the Hope College awards for senior student-athletes for the 2020-21 school year.
Maday, who played baseball, is the recipient of the Otto van der Velde Award that has been presented since 1932 to a senior man for outstanding contribution to the college in athletics, scholarship, and participation in student activities. The award is named in memory of Dr. Otto van der Velde, a 1915 Hope graduate who lettered in four sports and was later team physician for more than 40 years.
Schoonveld, who played basketball, is the recipient of the John Schouten Award that has been presented annually since 1983 to the outstanding female athlete in the senior class. The award is named in memory of John (Jack) Schouten, a long-time physical educator at Hope and the college's first athletic director.
Maday batted a team-leading .360 this season while starting all 40 games for the Flying Dutchmen. While batting third, the civil engineering major from Grand Rapids, Michigan (East Kentwood HS) recorded career-highs in home runs with eight runs batted in with 38 and runs scored with 42.
Maday swiped a school-record 38 stolen bases in 42 attempts this season. He became Hope's career stolen base leader as well with 80 in 91 attempts.
Defensively, Maday excelled as well this season with a 1.000 fielding percentage. In 117 chances, he collected 114 putouts and three assists.
Maday was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association All-Mideast Region Team as a senior. He also earned All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association first-team honors for the third time.
Schoonveld (Zeeland, Michigan / Holland Christian) topped the unbeaten and No. 1-ranked Flying Dutch in scoring at 10.2 points per game. The two-time, dAll-American guard is ranked 10th all-time with the Flying Dutch with 1,112 points.
This season, Schoonveld became the first member of the Flying Dutch to earn MIAA MVP distinction in back-to-back seasons and third to receive the honor more than once. She also earned All-MIAA First Team distinction for the fourth time.
Schoonveld was selected as the D3hoops Co-Great Lakes Region Player of the Year for the second time in his career.