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Dave 'Hermie' MacNeill Award
|Process:||Recommended by Athletics|
|Description:||Presented annually to a member of a UPEI varsity team who demonstrates outstanding preparation, work ethic, and teamwork; preference will be given to a member of the Women?s Basketball team.|
|Background:||Dave 'Hermie' MacNeill is a well-respected member of UPEI?s extended family and has always had the best interests of the students at heart. MacNeill coached the UPEI Panthers women's basketball team from 1978 to 1993 and from 2000 to 2001, is a former executive director of Sport P.E.I. and was the chief executive officer of operations for the 2009 Canada Games. MacNeill coached the Panthers to the national final in 1988-89 and was inducted into the UPEI Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. Many people have expressed a tremendous appreciation and respect for Hermie MacNeill and his contributions to the community of Prince Edward Island and its young athletes. This award was originally established by a former UPEI Director of Athletics. In January 2021, MacNeill?s daughter, Kate Richard decided to continue this award in her father's honour.|