Alyssa Gaudio ‘11/M ‘13 was the 2018 recipient of the Cleo Tanner Award for Outstanding Contributions to North Central College Women’s Athletics.
Gaudio was a top-10 finisher all four years at the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) women’s golf championships, earning All-CCIW honors. Gaudio also had the opportunity to compete at the NCAA Division III Women’s Golf National Championship in 2011 where she led the team with a 44th-place finish and became the program’s first All-American.
After completing her master’s degree at North Central and gaining valuable coaching experience, Gaudio became the head coach at Chicago State University. Then Gaudio became the first head women’s golf coach at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., where in her second season, the team won the Horizon League Championship. She was named the 2016 and 2017 Horizon League Coach of the Year.
The Cleo Tanner Award is presented annually in conjunction with North Central College’s National Girls and Women in Sports Day Celebration each February.