Volleyball’s McKenna Otto and women’s basketball’s Olivia Voskuil are co-recipients of Hope College’s John Schouten Award for the 2021-22 school year.

The John Schouten Award 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.

Past Recipients

Otto (Wheaton, Illinois / Wheaton North HS) helped the Flying Dutch win an MIAA regular-season championship, advance to the NCAA Division III regional finals, and finish with a 25-5 overall record.

The middle blocker recorded career-highs in total digs with 238 and tied her career-high service aces with 38. Otto averaged a team-high stats of 3.21 kills and 3.9 points per set. 

The biomedical/biomechanical engineering major received American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America Second Team honors for the second time in her career as well as All-MIAA First Team distinctions for the fourth time in four seasons.

Off the court, Otto was voted to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-America® Second Team for the second consecutive season. Otto also made the MIAA Academic Honor Roll in her freshman, sophomore, and junior years.

Voskuil (Holland, Michigan / Holland Christian) helped the Flying Dutch claim their third Division III women’s basketball national championship. Hope finished with a 32-1 overall record that included an MIAA Tournament title as well as a MIAA regular-season co-championship.

The fifth-year senior and starting center was named a D3hoops.com Fourth Team All-American after averaging career-highs with 9.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.1 blocks per game this season. Voskuil also averaged 1.5 assists per game over 33 games.

MIAA coaches voted Voskuil as the league’s Defensive Player of the Year for a record fourth consecutive season and to the All-MIAA First Team for the third consecutive seasons.

A civil engineering major, Voskuil played in all 138 games during her career, including 107 starts, and shared the games played record with teammate Kenedy Schoonveld.

Voskuil ranked first in career blocks with 259, second in career steals with 246, seventh in career rebounds with 772, and 10th in career points with 1,145.

Voskuil made the MIAA Academic Honor Roll her first four seasons.