Seniors Honored at Scholar Athlete Reception

The 2016-17 Mount Holyoke Scholar Athlete Class
The 2016-17 Mount Holyoke Scholar Athlete Class

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – Prior to the annual athletics awards celebration last night, 20 Mount Holyoke seniors representing 11 teams were honored as part of the College's seventh annual Scholar Athlete Reception. The recognition event highlighted those student-athletes who have excelled both on the field and in the classroom. It was organized by the Mount Holyoke Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

Honorees included seniors with cumulative grade point averages of 3.5 or higher who have participated on a varsity team for three or more years. They were able to celebrate their accomplishments with select faculty and staff at the event.

2016-17 Scholar Athlete Honorees

Cross Country

Brianna Weir, Biological Sciences



Bridget Finnerty, Spanish

Allee Platanitis, Psychology and Education


Field Hockey

Liz DiCesare, Economics

Rachel Lenihan, Independent Major: Urban Design

Ruvimbo Mushavi, International Relations



Allison Shilling, Environmental Studies



Briana Chace, English and History

Azulina Green, International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies

Mira Kelly-Fair, Environmental Studies

Meghan Ryan, Psychology and Education

Leela Woody, English and Sociology



Rebecca Levkowicz, Psychology and Education

Zoe Marshall, Geography and Politics



Allison Shilling, Environmental Studies


Swimming and Diving

Emily Craig, Computer Science and Mathematics

Anne Kuenning, Politics and Sociology

Katie Tyler, Environmental Studies



Amy Chen, Studio Art


Indoor Track

Aliyah Sahqani, Economics and Politics

Emma Tolerton, Environmental Studies


Outdoor Track

Aliyah Sahqani, Economics and Politics


Photo courtesy of Mount Holyoke College Athletic Communications