Novo Nordisk Donnelly Awards offers scholarships
for teen tennis players living with diabetes

 Presentation of the 2012 Novo Nordisk Donnelly Awards. Pictured L to R: Gretchen Langan, Billie Jean King, Katie Wiley, Patrick Donovant & Diane Donnelly Stone.   
Novo Nordisk
, the leading pharmaceutical company in diabetes care, is proud to be the sponsor of the WTT Donnelly Awards.  Billie Jean King established the awards in 1998 to encourage diabetic children to lead an active life and compete in tennis. The awards provide scholarships to young tennis players living with diabetes and are named after two long-time Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO executives and tennis champions, Diane Donnelly Stone and Tracey Donnelly Maltby, who are sisters. Stone was an All-American and NCAA doubles champion at Northwestern University, and Maltby earned All-Big Ten honors at the University of Iowa. Both women have had diabetes since childhood. 

The Novo Nordisk Donnelly Awards annually award $25,000 in scholarships, including two one-time $5,000 scholarships given to two young people, ages 12-21, who have diabetes and play tennis competitively in tournaments or on their school team. Six regional awards of $2,500 are also granted.  The awards are to be used for education, tennis development and/or medical care.  

The application deadline for the 2013 Novo Nordisk Donnelly Awards has passed. The recipients will be announced in the coming weeks.

The 2012 national recipients were Patrick Donovant, of Reidsville, N.C., and Katie Wiley, of Hudson, OhioSix regional finalist awards of $2,500 were also granted in 2012.  Patrick Donovant and Katie Wiley were honored on July 20 during halftime of the NY Sportimes at Philadelphia Freedomsmatch by Mylan WTT co-founder Billie Jean King, Gretchen Langan - the Business Manager for Novo Nordisk in Philadelphia, and one of the namesakes of the award - Diane Donnelly Stone. 

For more information about the Novo Nordisk Donnelly Awards, please contact Diane Donnelly Stone at 212-586-3444, x20 or
dstone@wtt.com.

Novo Nordisk is a healthcare company with an 88-year history of innovation and achievement in diabetes care. The company has the broadest diabetes product portfolio in the industry, including the most advanced products within the area of insulin delivery systems. In addition to diabetes care, Novo Nordisk has a leading position within areas such as hemostasis management, growth hormone therapy, and hormone therapy for women. Novo Nordisk's business is driven by the Triple Bottom Line: a commitment to economic success, environmental soundness, and social responsibility to employees and customers. With headquarters in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs more than 27,000 employees in 81 countries, and markets its products in 179 countries. Novo Nordisk's B shares are listed on the stock exchanges in Copenhagen and London. Its ADRs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol 'NVO'. For global information, visit novonordisk.com; for United States information, visit NovoNordisk-US.com. For information about Novo Nordisk insulin products, visit NovoNordiskcare.com.

 Novo Nordisk Donnelly Awards 
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2012 Novo Nordisk Donnelly Award National Winners

Patrick Donovant, Reidsville, N.C. 
 National Novo Nordisk Donnelly Award recipient ($5,000)


Patrick Donovant is a resident of Reidsville, N.C.  After being diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 8, Patrick has pushed himself to excel in all areas of his life.  He played four years on the Reidsville High School tennis team, finishing his senior year with a record of 16-1 in singles.   An All-Conference selection for the past three years, Patrick received the Coach’s award in 2012.  He was the recipient of the Superintendent’s Scholar Athlete Award for tennis all four years for having an academic record of 3.5 grade point average or higher.  Patrick also competed on the high school soccer team for four years and was the co-captain his senior year.  He has been accepted into the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University and will start there in the fall.

 
 
Katie Wiley, Hudson, Ohio 
National Novo Nordisk Donnelly Award recipient ($5,000)
 

A resident of Hudson, Ohio, Katie Wiley has lived with diabetes since the age of five.  She played tennis for Hudson High School for four years and finished her senior year with a record of 19-1 in singles and her team was the Northeast Ohio Conference Champion.   Katie was the recipient of the Hudson High School Scholar Athlete Award, the Sportsmanship Award and the Northeast Ohio Conference Scholar Award.   She received the AP Scholar Award and was in the National Honor Society.  Katie will be attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the fall and will be in the Honors Carolina Program and a Carolina Research Scholar.   She plans to study pre-med. 


2012 Novo Nordisk Donnelly Award Regional Recipients
 

Koby Barker, Quincy, Calif.
Regional Novo Nordisk Donnelly Award recipient ($2,500)
 
Diagnosed at age 13, Koby has led an active life with diabetes. He played three years on his tennis team at Quincy High School in Quincy, Calif. and was named team captain all three years. He played number one singles and his team was League Champion the past two years. Koby is an Advanced Placement Scholar and was the Class President and Student Body President. He will be attending Santa Clara University in the fall.
 
William Leddy, Lakeway, Texas 
Regional Novo Nordisk Donnelly Award recipient ($2,500)
 

A resident of Lakeway, Texas, William was diagnosed with diabetes earlier this year.  He graduated from ATA College Prep this spring and has played junior team tennis for several years – with his team winning the state and national championships in 2011.  William was the recipient of a National Merit commendation and will be attending the University of Chicago in the fall where he will play for the tennis team.

 

Jonathan McFarlane-Weinstein, Palm Bay, Fla.
Regional Novo Nordisk Donnelly Award recipient ($2,500)


Residing in Palm Bay, Fla., Jonathan was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 11.  He played on the tennis team at Miami Killian Senior High School when the team won the district championships in 2009.  He graduated from high school with honors in 2010 and has been attending Morehouse College.  Jonathan received the Student Government Senate Scholarship Award in 2012 and made the honor roll in his freshman year. 

 

Stephanie Rothweiler, Falmouth, Maine
Regional Novo Nordisk Donnelly Award recipient ($2,500)


Stephanie was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 5.  From Falmouth, Maine, she played four years of varsity tennis at Falmouth High School.  She was the captain of the team in 2011 and 2012 and her team won the Maine State Class B State Championships all four years she was on the team.  Stephanie and her doubles partner won the Western Maine Doubles Championship in 2011 and 2012.  She was in the National Honor Society in 2010-2012, won the French Merit Award in 2011 and was the Maine Irish Dancer of the Year in 2010. 

 

Tyler Scott, Igo, Calif.
Regional Novo Nordisk Donnelly Award recipient ($2,500)


Diagnosed with diabetes in his sophomore year of high school, Tyler learned to adjust very well.  From Igo, Calif., he was a member of the University Preparatory High School’s team from 2009-2012.  He played number four singles on his team his senior year as his team moved from division 3 to division 2 due to their strong record in 2011.   Tyler was the recipient of the AP Scholar Award in 2011 and was Summa Cum Laude 2009-2012.

 
Thomas Wooding, Ridgecrest, Calif. 
Regional Novo Nordisk Donnelly Award recipient ($2,500)


Thomas was diagnosed with diabetes in his freshman year of college while attending the University of California, Santa Barbara.   Growing up in Ridgecrest, Calif. he played four years of high school tennis at Burroughs High School.   Thomas was the team MVP in 2008, 2009 and 2011 and received the Principals Outstanding Athlete award for the Desert Sky League.  He received the AP High Scholar award in 2010 and the Mayors Award which was presented for service to the youth community.  Thomas is studying mechanical engineering at UC Santa Barbara.

 

 


Past Winners
 
2012 - Patrick Donovant and Katie Wiley
2011 - Elizabeth Profit and Nicole Selvaggio
2010 - Melanie Nolt and Kelsey Aho
2009 - Kayla Cyr and Heather Welch
2008 - Jordan Cox and Jennifer Heumann
2007 - Kristen Wade and Andrew Rogers
2006 - Rose Cantlin and Matthew Kranich
2005 - Danni Paulson and Madison Golightly
2004 - Travis Fillmore and Mitchell Fender
2003 - Julia Kozin and Jimmy Myers
2002 - Lindsay Hammes and Dash Connell
2001 - Katie Arneson and Adam Brown
2000 - Haley Edmiston and Drew Silow
1999 - Sharon Reske and Carrie Goldhahn
1998 - Meredith Britton and PJ Goldfeder
 
 

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