Moore Honored with Three-Legged Stool Award

Makenna Moore smiles as Maj. Gen. Wins and Andrew Deal applaud her, and Bland Massie presents her with the Three-Legged Stool Award.

Makenna Moore ’22, center, women’s water polo cadet-athlete, receives the Three-Legged Stool Award from Bland Massie ’77, Keydet Club president.—Photo by Micalyn Miller, VMI Alumni Agencies.

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.

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