Rhodes Scholars


From the University of Chicago's formative years as a member of the Big Ten Conference to its current status as a charter member of the University Athletic Association, UChicago Athletics has counted numerous distinguished scholar-athletes among its ranks. Among those UChicago scholar-athletes are 11 Rhodes Scholars -- including four since 1996.

Most recently, Nick Juravich was selected in 2006. Captain of the cross country and track & field teams, Juravich served as president of the Undergraduate Order of the C.

2001 recipient Brad Henderson was a two-time All-UAA men's basketball player who helped lead the Maroons to back-to-back NCAA Division III tournament appearances, capped by a spot in the national quarterfinals in 2001.

The most recent female athlete to win a Rhodes Scholarship, Erin Bohula (1999) was a starting shortstop for Chicago softball teams that won 34 of 53 games her final two years.

In 1904, track & field athlete Robert Henry was included among the first Americans to receive Rhodes Scholars.

UChicago also boasts 1910 recipient Edwin Hubble, a basketball player who later became a distinguished scientist for whom the Hubble Space telescope is named.

 2006  Nick Juravich  Men's Cross Country/Track & Field
 2001  Brad Henderson  Men's Basketball
 1999  Erin Bohula  Softball
 1996  Ben Sharp  Wrestling
 1984  Sean Mahoney  Men's Basketball
 1983  Patricia Connelly  Women's Basketball
 1928
 
 John McDonough
 William Nash
 Men's Basketball/Football
 Men's Fencing
 1913  Robert Merrill  Men's Fencing
 1910  Edwin Hubble  Men's Basketball/Track & Field
 1904  Robert Henry  Men's Track & Field