Seniors Honored at Scholar Athlete Reception

The 24 student-athletes honored as MHC Senior Scholar-Athletes at an awards ceremony on May 1st.

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – Prior to the annual athletics awards celebration last night, 24 Mount Holyoke seniors representing nine teams were honored as part of the College's eighth 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.

2017-18 Scholar Athlete Honorees

Cross Country

Mia Barnes, Philosophy
Julia Criscione, Environmental Studies


Morgan Brachfeld, Dance
Emily Holowczak, English
Taryn Isenburg, Geology
Mollie Kowalchik, Exercise Science
Anna Rzchowski, Environmental Studies       


Field Hockey

Kaitlin Braz, Psychology and Education
Julia Lankin, Psychology and Education
Sophie Perekslis, Psychology
Kathryn Rawson, Environmental Studies


Kaitlin Braz, Psychology and Education
Julia Lankin, Psychology and Education


Nicole De Araujo, Architectural Studies
Molly Hershkowitz, Sociology
Liz Rose, Psychology and Education and Art History
Suz Rose, Psychology and Education
Sara Sanau-Ruiz, Sports Pedagogy and Exercise Science



Emily Chang, Environmental Studies
Kirina Gair-MacMichael, Psychology and Education


Swimming and Diving

Claire Beckett, Politics and French
Amy Lim, Economics
Rachel Polfer, Biochemistry and Philosophy
Cailin Van Nevel, Environmental Studies



Katherine Schumacher, Biology and French
Ishita Tibrewal, Economics and Sports Management


Track & Field

Julia Criscione, Environmental Studies


Photo courtesy of Derrick Redd, Mount Holyoke College Athletic Communications