Posted on May 21, 2014

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar (GU-Q) took home two prizes from the recent Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) Takreem Awards ceremony.

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The Exceptional Professional award was bestowed on GU-Q’s Director of Student Programs Kathryn King. In addition, the Athletic Team of the Year award went to the GU-Q women’s basketball team for demonstrating team spirit, positive group dynamics on and off the field, and respectful sportsmanship.

According to the GU-Q women’s basketball team coach Jacqui Snell: “They set high goals for themselves and focused on building a strong, supportive, friendly, and driven team so that they could succeed. The girls had an undefeated season and won the playoffs as well. The year before, the team had a 50-50 win/loss record. The difference has been how the team has clicked. Their defense was the best in the league because they worked together as one group, and their offense was not a one woman show, but comprised of lot of assists and many players scored each game. The women's basketball team gelled extremely well, and that's how they were able to have such a successful season.”

The HBKU Takreem Awards honor students, organizations, athletic teams, and professionals from HBKU and partner universities who have demonstrated both excellence and commitment to the overall goals of the HBKU campus. GU-Q senior Indee Thotawattage was one of the Masters of Ceremony, and Student Development Officer Saaliha Khan was on hand to help accept the prizes awarded to GU-Q.

Khan said, “It was an honor to represent GU-Q as the HBKU EC-wide colleagues, students, and families gathered together to recognize the accomplishments of individuals and organizations within our sister institutions here in QF. It was a special evening that reinforced how we all are working toward the common goal of service, community development, and excellence.”