NCAA Today’s Top 10, Princeton Sachs Scholar, Volleyball Academic All-American (Dec. 2017)

Last week, ten exceptional recently graduated student-athletes were recognized as the 2018 Today’s Top 10 Award winners. They will be honored in January at the NCAA Convention “for their successes on the field, in the classroom and in the community.” Three of the honorees are Tau Bates, and six of the 10 are engineering majors, including:

Kasey M. Cooper (AL A 2018) – mechanical engineering major at Auburn University and 2017 TBP Laureate.

Lizzy Crist (MO G 2017) – recent biomedical engineering graduate from Washington University (MO) and 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year.

Sarah E. Gibson (TX D 2017) – Texas A&M University graduate of biomedical engineering and CoSIDA Academic All-America of the Year 2016-17.


Hans Hanley, NJ D 2018, has been named a recipient of the Sachs Scholarship. He is an electrical engineering major pursuing certificates in applications of computing and in robotics and intelligent systems at Princeton University and his senior thesis is on the network-layer security of Tor, the anonymous network browser.

At Oxford, Hanley plans to pursue a master’s degree in mathematics and foundations of computer science and a master’s in computer science, which he will apply toward a career in academic research and cybertechnology policy. Read the news article for the announcement.


One Tau Bate was recently selected for the 2017 CoSIDA Division I Academic All-America® Volleyball team. Click here for the All-America Division I Volleyball first, second, and third teams.

Ashley T. EvansIN A 2018, a mechanical engineering major at Purdue University and first team All-American; she is a setter on the volleyball team. Evans is the first three-time academic All-American in program history, is the first Boilermaker in program history to register 4,000 assists and 1,000 digs, and was named to this year’s AVCA All-Northeast Region Team.


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