Arain (’18) Earns IHSA Sportsmanship Award

Awais Arain (18′) was awarded the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Sporting a Winning Attitude Award (SAWA) for his quick thinking and actions during the past high school football season.

Awais Arain (’18)

Awais was nominated for this award for responding to an official who collapsed on the football field just before the second half kickoff. The official suffered a cardiac episode, and Awais provided emergent care to ensure he was stable prior to transport to the local hospital by EMS.

The SAWA award represents sportsmanship, which is one of the core values of the IHSA. Since 2015, officials have the ability to recognize acts of exemplary sportsmanship and integrity that occur in IHSA events throughout the school year.

Awais graduated from Loras with a degree in Athletic Training. He is currently a certified athletic trainer (ATC) Joliet West High School in Illinois.

You can learn more about the Loras College Master’s of Athletic Training program here.

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2020, Loras was ranked the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the fourth consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 12th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).