March 2017: Claire Ackerson

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"I am nominating Claire Ackerson for the March 2017 MOST Outstanding Student Employee of the Month. Claire has stepped up huge in the area of officials training and development as we wrapped up our Interhall Basketball season, and started our Lacrosse season this month. These are two sports that require a lot of hands on training, evaluation, and mentoring, especially for our new officials. Claire has been exemplary in her role as a Supervisor and has dedicated extra time to help out in developing both our new and veteran officials. She helped lead parts of the classroom and on-court/field portions for both of these sport clinics, and was an excellent teacher for our officials. She also attended the Middle Tennessee State Regional Basketball Tournament the last weekend of Mid-Term Break in order to represent the ND RecSports program, and to enhance her skills as an official. Since that experience, her desire to help bring back that knowledge to our program and officials has been inspiring. She truly cares about the Intramural Sports program, and the experience of those that participate in our sports. She wants to ensure that each participant gets this excellent level of service, and this has been recognized by Kyle, myself, fellow supervisors, and the officials that she is helping to mentor. 

Her level of excitement, commitment, and dedication to the program has been just what Intramural Sports needed to finish the semester strong, and I am excited for this leadership to continue into next year as Claire assumes a Program Assistant/Manager on Duty role for our program. For these reasons and many more, I am nominating Claire Ackerson for the March 2017 MOST Outstanding Student Employee of the Month."

- Arianne Judy, Assistant Director Intramural Sports


Hometown

Louisville, Kentucky

Hobbies/Interests

I really enjoy officiating several sports, especially lacrosse and basketball, as well as keeping up with politics and news, learning new languages, and reading novels. I also love coaching youth girls' lacrosse for middle school in Elkhart County this year. Coaching has proven to be a really great, new challenge, and presents very different skills than officiating. 

Year at Notre Dame

Sophomore

Major(s)

Political Science and Romance Languages & Literatures

What do you want to be when you grow up?

In the future, I hope to complete law school and practice law in international or immigration issue areas. I hope to travel and expand my language fluency and be able to use this fluency to help vulnerable people and migrants. 

What are the top 3 reasons you enjoy working at RecSports?

I love RecSports because of my coworkers, the great sports atmosphere, and the challenge to be the best official every time I'm out on the court. 

What’s one thing you would like everyone at RecSports to know about you?

I hate the drive thru. I would much rather walk inside the fast food chain rather than have to go through the drive thru, even if it's hailing outside. It just irks me. Also, I'm from Kentucky, but I feel that I talk about it so much, that everyone probably knows that about me already.