Meet Gold M Award Winner Erin Bundy


Knightstown, IN  |  4.018 High School GPA  |  Butler University


An Overview of the Student-Athlete’s Community Service:

Erin is involved in serving people in many ways. She launched a service project called Step Forward for Haiti three years ago, collecting thousands of pairs of new shoes to send to people in Haiti. Closer to home, she has worked as a volunteer with the American Health Network (which distributes the shoes she collects for Haiti) to provide free physicals to students at her school. She has also been an avid volunteer at Henry County Day of Caring – and led a school supply drive for the children at the Red Bird Mission in TN (which she was able to deliver herself). During her senior year of high school, she worked with Aeropostale on their Jeans for Teens project, collecting jeans to send them to kids in need.

Examples of demonstrated leadership on and off the field:

Erin was Varsity Golf Team Captain and the team’s top Medalist. She holds the women’s record (69) at their home course. She ranked #3 in her class academically, and was elected Class President in each of her high school years. Her teachers say she motivates her classmates to participate in school activities,to participate in class discussions, and to work together. She helps others feel comfortable in any surrounding. Erin twice served as a freshman mentor and was also Vice President of the National Honor Society, which helps coordinate all of her high school’s volunteer programs.

But perhaps her most impressive leadership example was to recover from a string of four concussion injuries in junior high from basketball and cheerleading incidents. While contact sports are now not part of her life, Erin’s injury led her to be an advocate for concussion awareness. She is currently working with the Seeing Stars Foundation to share her concussion story of recovery, and worked to bring the ImPACT program to her school so concussion baseline testing will be available to all students at Knightstown High.