NROTC Awards

*2022 Recipients

The Naval Submarine League Outstanding Achievement Award is presented to selected graduating NROTC seniors approved for entry into the Navy’s nuclear propulsion program as submarine officers. It recognizes students with proven academic and leadership skills and is named in honor of Rear Admiral Frederick B. Warder, a standout among the many World War II submarine heroes. Admiral Warder, who commanded Seawolf, was a courageous, aggressive, and innovative submariner. He was revered by his crew who respectfully dubbed him “Fearless Freddie.”

The award is presented by NSL members whenever possible and consists of a certificate, a letter, acknowledgment in The Submarine Review and on the NSL website, and a one-year membership in the Naval Submarine League. The administration and rules for the award are outlined in instruction NSTC M-1533.2A, Appendix E, Section 1-2, Para. 5.

Each of the following awardees has demonstrated superior, sustained performance in a difficult and challenging academic and operational environment and, as a result, has earned his or her Commanding Officer’s nomination for this distinctive award:

Congratulations to the 2022 Recipients:

       University                                                                                                                  Recipient

Auburn University Midshipman Kathryn Krimm
Boston University Midshipman Andrew Segovia
College of the Holy Cross Midshipman Leo Kahan
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Midshipman Andrew Burke
George Washington University Midshipman Thomas Macyko
Georgia Institute of Technology Midshipman Patrick Dee
Marquette University Midshipman Martha Olding
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Midshipman Juliana Silldorff
North Carolina State University Officer Candidate Samantha Kinter
Northwestern University Midshipman Jacob Trevino
Norwich University Midshipman Joshua Vannoy
Oregon State University Midshipman Lawrence Yamomo
Purdue University Officer Candidate Megan Sanders
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Midshipman Patrick Lang
State University of New York Maritime College Officer Candidate Payton Smith
Texas A&M University Midshipman Terrell Ford
The Citadel Officer Candidate Sarah Ervin
The Ohio State University Midshipman Devon Jones
The Pennsylvania State University Midshipman Cassandra Parks
Tulane University Midshipman Thomas Schwartz
United States Merchant Marine Academy Midshipman Matthew Ryan Novakowski
University of Arizona Midshipman Bridget Severs
University of California, Berkeley Midshipman Wylen Winchell
University of Florida Midshipman Connor Marley
University of Idaho Officer Candidate Scott Woody
University of Illinois Midshipman Angelo Minetti
University of Kansas Officer Candidate Elijah Kleehammer
University of Maryland, College Park Midshipman Nolan Vanbourgondien
University of Michigan Midshipman Jonathan Kurian
University of Mississippi Midshipman Sean McKenzie
University of Nebraska Midshipman John Carpenter
University of Notre Dame Midshipman Joseph Elson
University of Oklahoma Midshipman John Lovett
University of Rochester Midshipman Nicholas Donnell
University of San Diego Midshipman Conor Byrne
University of South Carolina Officer Candidate Michael Owens
University of Texas at Austin Midshipman Niklaus Zora
University of Utah Midshipman Mason Berglund
University of Virginia Midshipman Sarah Brewster
University of Washington Officer Candidate Dahmanhic Nocera
University of Wisconsin Midshipman Calvin Poche
Villanova University Midshipman Maria Peri
Virginia Military Institute Midshipman Noah Kirk
Virginia Polytechnic Institute Midshipman Vivian Dees
Yale University Midshipman Cynthia Frimmet