Tony Clements Scholarship Winners

This scholarship was established by friends and family of Tony Clements, longtime director of Campus Recreation, undergraduate studnet athlete in football and basketball, and national and community leader, to honor his unique legacy and extraordinary passion, contributions, and commitment to the University of Illinois, the community, and his profession. Campus Recreation partners with the College of Applied Health Sciences to award the Clements Scholarship annually to an undergraduate student in the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism who hold a leadership position with Campus Recreation and has exemplified exceptional commitment, passion, and service to others through that leadership role.

2020-2021 Winner
Jorie Schirmacher

Jorie is currently a Sophomore, in Spring 2021, majoring in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism with a concentration in Sport Management and pursuing a minor in Business. She has been working for Campus Recreation for a year and half in the Events Department, as well as cross-employed in Facility Management. Outside of Campus Recreation, she serves as Project Coordinator for ActGreen and is involved on the Speaker’s Committee for Illinois Sports Business Conference. Lastly, she serves as the Performance Outreach chair for American Cancer Society on Campus. Following graduation, she hopes to obtain a job in sports management at a professional sports team.

2019-2020 Winner
David Whittley

David will be a Senior, Fall 2020, majoring in Recreation, Sports, and Tourism with a Sports concentration. He has been working for campus recreation for a year working in the Events Department. In addition to working for the Events Department he also served as the Director’s Internship position during the Spring 2020 semester for campus recreation. Outside of campus recreation he serves as a Recruitment Chair in an RSO called Sports Business Association as well as assisting the Division of General Studies department by serving as a DGS leader. Lastly, he serves as an Applied Health Sciences Advancement Leader for the college of AHS.

2018-19 Winner
Elyse Standard

2017-18 Winner
Kameron Marshbanks

Kameron graduated in May 2018 with a concentration in Sport Management. He will pursue his master’s degree in Education and plans to motivate and inspire youth as a secondary school teacher. After teaching for a while, he will seek out career opportunities in the field of sport management or secondary school administration.

Kameron worked in the intramurals activities division of Campus Recreation for four years, as intramural manager, program assistant, and sport lead. He officiated basketball, flag football, and volleyball on campus and also officiated regional basketball and flag football tournaments for the National Instramural and Recreation Sports Association. Kameron followed his interest in education through positions as a teaching assistant for a summer learning program in the inner city of Chicago and as a student teacher in physical education at Holy Cross Elementary School in Champaign.