Makenna Moore ’22, women’s water polo cadet-athlete, was honored with VMI’s prestigious Three-Legged Stool Award May 1 at the Center for Leadership and Ethics.
The award is based on a vote from VMI faculty and staff throughout post and given annually to the top VMI cadet-athlete who excels academically, militarily, and athletically.
She is the first water polo athlete to earn the recognition.
Moore has been a solid two-way player for her four seasons at VMI. In 2022, she logged 34 goals and 26 assists for 60 points and a team-best 20 blocks. She scored five times in a match against Wagner earlier this year and had five assists against Siena. She was named to the MAAC All-Academic Team in 2021 and has 84 career goals and 108 assists.
A team captain the past two seasons, the mechanical engineering major, also minoring in math and physics, commissioned into the U.S. Navy as a submarine warfare officer and is headed to Nuclear Power School in Charleston, South Carolina.
Editor’s Note: This story first appeared on vmikeydets.com.