Student-Athletes and Academic Recognition, June 2014

Three Tau Bates were recently selected for the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America Men’s Division I track and field/cross country teams. Click here for the All-America Division I men’s track and field/cross country first, second, and third teams.

Logan J. RenwickIN G 2014, a recent graduate of Notre Dame with a degree in mechanical engineering and first team All-American; he is a two-time CoSIDA All-America selection (second team in 2013), placed third in the long jump at the 2013 Big East Outdoor Championships, and will begin work as a project engineer at Stryker Joint Preservation this year.

Joshua A. NielsenCO Z 2014, a computer engineering and pre-med graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and second team All-American; he was an academic all-conference selection in 2013, and is a two-time MW Scholar-Athlete, and plans to explore the emerging field of combining robotics with medicine.

Benjamin R. DemareeCA Z 2014, recently graduated from Santa Clara University majoring in bioengineering and third team All-American; he was named the WCC Male Postgraduate Scholarship winner, placed 2nd at the Gator Invite 8k in 2013, and served as captain of the cross country team.

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Luke P. Webster, PA H 2014, is a recent graduate of Bucknell University with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. He was recognized with the Robert E. Slonaker Jr. Memorial Award “for demonstrating outstanding achievement within the field of materials science and engineering.” Webster is pursuing a graduate degree at Bucknell and has interned at NexTech Materials, Ltd. and Air Products and Chemicals. Read more here

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Rebecca A. Esselstein, CO Z 2014, was recently selected for the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America Women’s Division I track and field/cross country second team. Click here for the All-America Division I women’s track and field/cross country first, second, and third teams.

Esselstein is am astronautical engineering junior at the United States Air Force Academy; she is the Academy’s first athlete, since 2002, to earn multiple Academic All-America awards in a career, is a two-time all-MW honoree as a member of the distance medley relay, and ran on the squad that placed third at the conference championships and accounted for the fourth-fastest time in Academy history.

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