Carnegie Mellon University
December 10, 2020

Five Dietrich College Students Named Top Academic Athletes

Abby Simmons

The Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics has named five Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences students as top student athletes for its Student-Athlete Academic Achievement Celebration during finals week.

“Our talented student-athletes represent the best of CMU by performing at an outstanding level academically and demonstrating teamwork and leadership through their commitment in the pool or on the field, track or court,” said President Farnam Jahanian. “Despite the disappointment of not being able to play competitively this year, that commitment has been unwavering, and I am so proud to recognize and support these students on their achievements.”

While an in-person celebration is on hold for now, the highest-performing junior and senior student-athletes in each undergraduate college and on each team are being recognized for their academic performance.

“You have excelled in every facet of your Carnegie Mellon experience, and you have made our intercollegiate athletics program excellent with your passion, commitment and work ethic,” said Director of Athletics Josh Centor in a communication with the honorees. “You are the model for what intercollegiate athletics ought to be and demonstrate that anything can be accomplished when you set your mind and heart to it.”

This year’s honorees from Dietrich College include:

Justin Britton, senior
Sport: Men’s Swimming and Diving
Primary major: Information Systems

Callan Capitolo, junior
Sport: Men’s Soccer
Primary major: Economics and Statistics

Megan Christy, senior
Sport: Women’s Swimming and Diving
Primary major: Statistics
Additional major: Business Administration

Joshua Pinckney, senior
Sport: Men’s Tennis
Primary major: International Relations and Politics
Additional major: Hispanic Studies

Agnes Zhou, junior
Sport: Women’s Track and Field
Primary major: Psychology

View all of the honorees