UVM’s Josh Speidel Named Katherine Anne Kelly Award Recipient


On Tuesday, Speidel was named the Katherine Anne Kelly Award winner presented by the University of Vermont.

The award recognizes a senior who best shows Kate’s ability to battle medical challenges while still graduating and engaging in UVM student life.

The award honors Katherine Anne Kelly, a member of the Class of 2000, who passed away in 2014 following a battle with Cystic Fibrosis.

Speidel graduated this month with a bachelor’s degree in education. He also completed minors in behavioral change and coaching.

After five years of recovery from a traumatic brain injury from a car accident, Speidel got to live his dream of playing in a college basketball game on March 3 2020 on senior night. 

You can find UVM’s full release here.

Photo courtesy in video: UVM Athletics

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