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Emile Catignani Award

The Emile Catignani Award for Active Living was established in 2017 to honor his promotion and passion for an active lifestyle. Emile devoted 38 years of service to the University of Tennessee serving in a variety of capacities culminating as the director of the Physical Education and Activity Program in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, & Sport Studies. Emile not only was an advocate for physical activity but truly lived the lifestyle through his various athletic and recreational endeavors. The award recognizes Partners in Sports members who demonstrate these characteristics and display the same passion and devotion to active living.

The creation of the award was the idea of the Partners in Sports Student Board. The Board and faculty then consulted with students who had worked with Emile as PEAP graduate teaching associates. Input from Angie Taylor, Katie Wood, Kate Powell Wojciechowski, Josh Pate, and Tim Mirabito helped establish the award and the criteria for the award.

2016-17Michelle Woods
2017-18Scott Cousino
2018-19Chris Cooksey
2019-20Anthony Carson
2020-21Anna Brock Hawkins
Peyton Woods
2021-22Maddie Horridge
2022-23Emily Knight

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