Student-Athlete Profiles: RPI, Princeton, & WMU (June 2018)

Malcolm Porterfield, NY G 2017, will advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-American ballot after being named to the 2018 Academic All-District Men’s Track & Field/ Cross Country teams. Porterfield is a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. and a thrower at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).

According to the news article, he participates in the hammer, weight throw, show put, and discuss. He won the hammer at the Liberty League Outdoor Championship Meet in May with a throw of 47.99 meters, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, and was chosen to the 2018 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars Track & Field First Team by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.

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The Princeton University Department of Athletics recently presented its top awards. Delaney E. Miller, NJ D 2018, received the Class of 1916 Cup, for the varsity athlete with the highest academic standing. Miller has been a four-year member of both the cross country and track & field teams.

She is a mechanical & aerospace engineering major. Miller will begin working towards her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Stanford University this fall. Read the article for more on her accomplishments and the other student-athlete honorees.

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The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has named Denise C. Azcui, MI K 2020, as the 2018 Division I Midwest Regional Arthur Ashe Jr. Leadership & Sportsmanship Award winner. She is one of only 11 recipients across the country to receive the award. She was elected to join Tau Beta Pi at Western Michigan University (WMU), but her initiation was postponed until later this year.

Azcui was recently voted the Amy Yeast co-MVP Team Award. On the court, the co-captain finished with a 19-11 singles record including an impressive 6-2 record at No. 3 in Mid-American Conference play. She concluded the season winning eight of her last 10 matches. She is majoring in industrial & entrepreneurial engineering at WMU. For more information on her accomplishments, read the announcement.

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