Michelle D. Johannes '93 – Volleyball/Basketball
(Presented by Iris Carpio, Head Coach of the Mount Holyoke Volleyball Team)
A four-year standout on the Mount Holyoke volleyball team, Johannes helped lead the Lyons to a 69-44 record during her career. While statistics from this era were limited, her impact on the team was undeniable as she was named the NEW8 Player of the Year in 1992, also achieving All-Conference honors in three seasons. A two-time selection to the Seven Sisters All-Tournament Team, she was also an All-New England First Team selection in 1991. Johannes, who was the Mount Holyoke Alumnae Association Scholar Athlete of the Year as a senior, was the first Mount Holyoke student-athlete to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America recognition three times – and remains just one of two all-time to achieve the feat. After graduating from Mount Holyoke in Spring of '93, Johannes coached the MIT JV volleyball team and the co-ed MIT spring volleyball team through the '93-'94 season. She returned to Mount Holyoke to teach as the Laboratory Instructor in the physics department for the '94-'96 school years. Johannes went on to attend University of California at Davis, receiving her Ph.D. in computational physics in 1997. Currently, she works at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington D.C. where she serves as the Head of the Center for Computational Materials Science. CLICK TO VIEW THE OFFICAL RELEASE.