It has long been a tradition of Davidson College student-athletes to transition their accomplishments on the field and in the classroom into post-graduate success, and this year’s graduating class is no different. Here’s a glimpse into the future of the Class of 2013:
Jean DeOrnellas, Swimming & Diving
A program record holder and a member of the school’s all-time top 10 list in numerous events, DeOrnellas has received the prestigious honor of being named a Fulbright Scholar. She will spend next year as an English teaching assistant in South Korea.
Drew Onken, Swimming & Diving
In the pool, Onken was a three-time CCSA Swimmer of the Year, multiple-time CCSA Champion and NCAA and Olympic trials qualifier. After wrapping up his stellar college career, the Peters Award winner will pursue a doctoral degree in physics from Wake Forest University.
Ariel Ley, Volleyball
Molly Crenshaw, Volleyball
The co-captains, both of whom appear in the Davidson volleyball record books, will transition from teammates to colleagues, as they have accepted positions at the World Health Institute in Washington, D.C.
Sarah Fisher, Field Hockey
The team co-captain and NorPac East Defensive Player of the Year will go from being a leader on the field to being a leader in the classroom. Fisher has been accepted into the Teach for America program and will begin her service as a teacher in Kansas City, Mo., in the fall.
JP Kuhlman, Men’s Basketball
The only player in Davidson history with 1,000 career points, 400 rebounds and 400 assists, Kuhlman also excelled in the classroom with a 3.8 GPA that earned him Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District honors. He has enrolled in the Florida State University School of Medicine.
Chad Harper, Football
A defensive back on the Wildcat football team, Harper tied for the second highest GPA in the Class of 2013. He will pursue a master’s in conflict resolution and reconciliation studies at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland as a recipient of the Thomas Smith Scholarship.
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