At its first home football game of the year this coming Saturday, Peru State and the College's Foundation will be recognizing a number of individuals.
 
The Bobcats will be hosting Missouri Valley in its home opener at 1 p.m. in the Oak Bowl. All of the recipients will be recognized by the Foundation on the field.
 
At halftime of the contest, the annual Swenson Award presentation will recognize the outstanding female and male student-athletes from 2018-19. Earning the recognition this past year were former volleyball player Nadja Janjevic (Podgorica, Montenegro), former women's golfer Emily Whipple (Lincoln), and former baseball player Chaz Dunn (Falls City). There was a tie in the female voting this year, thus the two honorees.  
 
Each year since 1925, outstanding student-athletes have been presented with the Bert Swenson award in recognition of their participation in athletics, outstanding character, personality, service, and loyalty to Peru State. The award was created in memory of Bert and Stella Swenson's 13-month old son, Bert. Jr., who passed away.
 
Following the Swenson presentation, the College's Foundation will recognize former student-athletes who are currently in the athletic record books.  Record holders will be recognized on the field for their accomplishments.
 
In addition, the College and the Foundation will be recognizing outgoing Foundation CEO Todd Simpson. After serving the College and Foundation for nine years, Simpson recently accepted a similar position with Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo.