Carnegie Mellon University

Student Athlete Banquet

December 21, 2017

Student-Athletes Honored at Fourth Annual Academic Achievement Celebration

By Andrea James

Andrea James

Commitment, determination and dedication were frequent words spoken during this year's academic achievement celebration hosted by Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Athletics. Twenty-nine student-athletes paused during finals week to celebrate each other and their successes on and off the field.

Carnegie Mellon Interim President Farnam Jahanian said he is often on the sidelines cheering.

"I'm always struck by how impressive our student-athletes are," Jahanian said. "Whether through teamwork that you see on the field, on the court, or in classrooms, in our labs, and in our studios, our student-athletes are working together every day to reach new levels of achievement."

For the fourth year, juniors and seniors were feted who had an average grade-point average (GPA) of 3.72 or better. Eight student-athletes from the Mellon College of Science, including two Science and Humanities Scholars (SHS) students, were among those recognized.

MCS students honored at the Academic Achievement Celebration:

Haili Adams, Biological Sciences
Debarati Bhanja, Biological Sciences
Matt Bowen, Physics and Mathematical Sciences
Katja Brackelmanns-Puig, Physics
Alyssa Brandt, SHS
Sarah Cook, Biological Sciences
Kim Hochstedler, SHS, Psychology
Mary St. John, Mathematical Sciences

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