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2019-20 Maroon Academic Honors

2019-20 Maroon Academic Honors

CHICAGO – University of Chicago student-athletes have received numerous academic honors throughout the 2019-20 academic year.


Fulbright Scholar – Isabel Garon (Women's Track & Field)

  • Garon will conduct research in computational neuroscience with the Institute of Theoretical Computer Science at TU Graz in Austria. Her research project will be investigating information processing in biologically-realistic neural networks.
  • Following her time abroad, Garon is considering pursuing a PhD in neuroscience.


Fulbright Scholar – Yifan Mao (Women's Swimming & Diving)

  • Mao will conduct sickle cell disease (SCD) public health research at Lagos University Teaching Hospital in Lagos, Nigeria. She will assess patients' disease management, study healthcare disparities, and identify gaps in public knowledge about SCD that may lead to lower health outcomes. She will also be a swim instructor at two local swim clubs.
  • Mao is applying to medical school and hopes to continue further sickle cell disease research.


Boren Scholar – Sedef Ishaque (Women's Swimming & Diving)

  • Ishaque will be studying the Urdu language for a year in Lucknow, India. She first became interested in the language because her dad is from Pakistan and she wanted to be able to speak with her father's family in their native language.
  • After her studies, Ishaque will be working for the federal government in some capacity.


Fulbright alternate – Maya De Jonge (Women's Lacrosse)

  • De Jonge applied to teach English in Ecuador. She hopes to gain more experience in the teaching field and understand how education is approached in a different country where she can utilize her Spanish-language skills.
  • De Jonge intends to go to medical school to become a pediatrician in a few years. Post-graduation, she will spend two years as a science teacher with Teach for America in the Rio Grande valley.


Fulbright alternate – Tesa Pribitkin (Women's Track & Field)

  • Pribitkin applied to teach English in Spain. She hopes to enter the education field for the long term, either by becoming a full-time Spanish teacher or by working with a non-profit that partners with schools to help under-resourced minority students prepare for higher education.
  • Pribitkin's current plan for the upcoming year is to serve as a City Year Americorps member, working in Chicago's public school system.


Other Academic Awards

  • 6 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans – Ryan Cutter (Men's Cross Country/Track & Field); Laura Darcey (Women's Track & Field); Emma Griffith (Volleyball); Agnes Lo (Women's Swimming & Diving); Tyler Raclin (Men's Tennis); Ben Sarasin (Wrestling)
  • 9 CoSIDA Academic All-District honorees – Marjorie Antohi (Women's Tennis); Emma Griffith (Volleyball); Payton Jancsy (Baseball); Agnes Lo (Women's Swimming & Diving); Tyler Raclin (Men's Tennis); Ben Sarasin (Wrestling); Clare Suter (Women's Soccer)
  • 29 College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America Scholar All-Americans
  • 22 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic honorees
  • 5 National Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-Americans
  • 3 United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-Americans
  • 341 University Athletic Association All-Academic recipients
  • 101 Midwest Conference Academic All-Conference honorees
  • 16 College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin Academic All-Conference awardees
  • 14 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society inductees