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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Bates Scholar Athlete Society

"The Society includes seniors nominated by their coaches who have compiled a 3.5 grade point average or have received a special nomination from faculty and staff for distinguished academic achievement in their junior and senior years. To be eligible for induction, student-athletes must participate in a varsity sport for at least three years."

It's time to brag. The swimming and diving team had the most athletes represented of any varsity teams here at Bates! You all continue to amaze me.

Anne L. Barton
Anne is a classics major from Holladay, Utah. She is a four-year letter winner and captain in swimming. A school record holder in the 200, 400 and 800 freestyle relay, Anne is the team’s top career scorer for 2008 and was recognized as a NESCAC Performer of the Week. She is a two-time NESCAC All-Academic selection and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. The title of her thesis is “A Woman With a Past: Briseis in the Iliad.”

Kelsey C. Omstead
Kelsey is a biological chemistry major from Acton, Mass. She is a four-year letter winner in swimming and a NESCAC All-Academic selection. The title of her thesis is: “The Effects of Laboratory Testing on Blood Conservation at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine.”

Michelle L. Parent
Michelle is a psychology major from Bethlehem, Conn. She is a four-year letter winner in swimming and a team captain, and received the Most Improved Swimmer Award in both 2006 and 2007. Her thesis title is: “Narcissism as a Predictor of Permissive and Authoritarian Parenting.”

Daniel S. Perry
Daniel is a mathematics major from Exeter, N.H. He is a four-year letter winner in swimming and diving and a team captain. A Top 8 finisher every year at the NESCAC Championships, he is a NESCAC All-Academic team member and received the Top Cat Career Points Award. For his thesis, he took a mathematics seminar titled “Elliptic Curves,” which concluded with a paper and programming project in which he explored the implementation of Lenstra’s elliptic curve algorithm to factor large RSA codes.

Emilie A. Swenson
Emilie is a political science major from Old Saybrook, Conn. A four-year letter winner and team captain in swimming, she is a member of both the NESCAC All-Academic and All-Sportsmanship teams. She is the 2008 female recipient of the Bates Senior Sportsmanship Award. Her thesis title is: “Words as Triggers: A Century of Environmental Literature in the U.S. and its Visions for Change.

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