Rozanne Crump (center), the 2015 Larry Neidlinger "We Care" Award recipient, was joined by her family (left) and the Neidlinger family (right) during the ceremony in December.
By Beth Murphy
Scecina Memorial High School annually recognizes a supporter of the athletic program in honor of longtime teacher, coach, administrator and friend of Scecina, Larry Neidlinger. This award is presented to a person who, like Larry, cares so deeply for Crusader athletes that he or she goes above and beyond “to give that little extra.”
The recipient of the 2015 Larry Neidlinger “We Care” Award is Rozanne Crump '83, who was honored during halftime of a Crusaders basketball game in December.
“I was very honored and even teary-eyed that they chose me,” Rozanne said. “I felt that there were other candidates more worthy, though. I actually had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Neidlinger as a student at Scecina. It's a privilege to receive this award.”
Rozanne, a member of Holy Spirit Parish, is married to Joe Crump '83. She played sports in grade school at St. Philip Neri and at Scecina. Her daughters participated in volleyball, cross country, basketball, cheerleading, softball, track and tennis during their years at Scecina. Sports, she says, was an easy way to be involved with her five daughters and their friends while donating time to Scecina.
Rozanne, who was the athletic director for girls sports at Holy Spirit for 15 years, says: “I understand first hand how hard it is to get busy parents to donate their time to work, especially if their child was playing the sport, after they have worked all day. My work scheduled allowed me to be involved!”
Rozanne has been: volleyball team mom for 12 years. Basketball score keeper and team mom for 10 years. Working the gate or selling 50/50 raffle tickets at all of the football games. Part of the Athletic Booster Club for over a decade.
“Rozanne Crump has been a true believer in the Crusaders and has exemplified the meaning of true support,” said one of her daughters.
Scecina honored six more supporters as Super Boosters: Donnie Glowinski, music teacher and pep band director; Natalie Leonhardt, math teacher and former girls basketball coach; Kris Leming, parent and amateur photographer; Nikki Rosswurm ’05, social studies teacher and Student Council moderator who also has helped with swimming, golf and spring musicals; and Brian Rosswurm ’05, kicking coach for the Crusaders’ special teams.
Posted on Wed, January 13, 2016
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