May 2016: Katy Wahl

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"I would like to nominate Katy Wahl for the MOST Outstanding Employee for the Month of May. Katy is one of the Front Desk attendants at the RSRC and she should be recognized for this award for the following reasons: her leadership. Katy is always one of the first to step up and take charge when we are in need of students to step outside of their comfort zone and take on some extra or new responsibilities. During finals week Katy stepped up and took several extra shifts above her normal amount to help others out, even though she was finishing her finals and was a senior. Katy also always brings in a positive attitude and brightens the day of not only everyone at the Front Desk, but the entire staff and the patrons she deals with while at work. Katy also made sure that she was always looking to help out her less experienced co-workers and ensured that they were not only learning, but becoming more comfortable with working the Front Desk and making informed decisions. During her final weeks with us during the semester, Katy showed exceptional leadership skills and showed us all that she had truly taken ownership of her position here. Katy was always looking for ways that she could help us improve what we were already doing, and trying to find solutions for issues that we were running into. For all of these reasons I would like to nominate Katy Wahl for the 2016 May RecSports MOST Outstanding Employee of the Month."

Kenton Elworth, Intramural Sports Intern


Nashville, Tennessee


I've been an Irish dancer since I was 8 years old, but as of this month I can officially say I'm retired. I love country music, but even more I love to sing, except not in front of people because I'm not that good. I love to run and I love to read, but only when I can choose the book, not for class. I also really enjoy traveling and exploring new places!

Year at Notre Dame




What do you want to be when you grow up?

When I grow up I want to be a Physician's Assistant at a pediatric hospital because I love working with children and I want to see their care out as they grow!

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

  • I can now fold towels with my eyes closed.
  • I have shirts from races and sports that I didn't even participate in.
  • The staff is awesome - I've made so many great friends that have made the job really enjoyable!

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

My dream job is to be a Ben and Jerry's taste tester because who doesn't love ice cream?!