Athletics

Recipients of these prizes exemplify exceptional leadership, sportsmanship, and teamwork while demonstrating athletic prowess and academic achievement.  

The Bennett Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students who best exemplify the qualities of true sportsmanship. 

  • The Bennett Memorial Scholarship Winner: Rachel Furash
    Rachel Furash (A20), a double major in Economics and Psychology, excels in the classroom and on the Varsity Volleyball team. Last season, as the starting setter, Rachel helped lead Tufts to a NESCAC championship for the first time in over twenty years, and during her time at Tufts the team had three undefeated regular seasons. Rachel … Read more

The Alex Elias Memorial Prize Scholarship honors students who embody the qualities of scholar, athlete, and volunteer. 

  • The Alex Elias Memorial Prize Scholarship Winner: Ethan Bershtein
    Ethan Bershtein (A20) is a Co-Captain and four-year member of the Varsity Tennis Team who also is an active youth tennis instructor.  He has also excelled off the court as a Quantitative Economics major, taking master’s level coursework, tutoring fellow students, participating as a member of the Tufts Financial Group and Tufts Trading Fund, and serving as … Read more
  • The Alex Elias Memorial Prize Scholarship Winner: Lily Blackshaw
    Lily Blackshaw (A20) brings excellence and enthusiasm to the classroom, to the track, and to her efforts in helping form a sense of community at Tufts. As the “hype-man” on the track team, Lily excitedly cheers on her teammates and brings the same energy to her role as F.I.T. leader. One additional way Lily has made … Read more
  • The Alex Elias Memorial Prize Winner: Madeleine Clarke
    Madeleine Clarke (A20) is a Co-Captain of the Varsity Women’s Crew Team and has earned several scholar-athlete awards while at Tufts.  As an Anthropology and Community Health double-major, with a minor in Food Systems and Nutrition, Madeleine operates at the leading edge of discussions within the realm of food and hunger advocacy and activism.  She has worked … Read more
  • The Alex Elias Memorial Prize Winner: Grace Fabrycky
    Grace Fabrycky (A20) is a Co-Captain of the Varsity Women’s Crew Team and exceptional scholar-athlete.  As a Sociology and Political Science double major, Grace has merged her interests in politics and social inequality and explored issues of justice, equality, rights, and citizenship through her time at Tufts.  Her recent capstone project focused on how Americans of different … Read more
  • The Alex Elias Memorial Prize Winner: Justin Mills
    Justin Mills (A20) is a two-time All Academic NESCAC baseball player who has invested in the community at Tufts and beyond. Justin leads through service. He has served as a F.I.T. pre-orientation leader and has provided a lot of support to the baseball team’s Team Impact teammate who lives in Acton. The Alex Elias Memorial Prize … Read more

The Frederick Melvin Ellis Prize recognizes athletic versatility, academic achievement, and leadership. 

  • The Frederick Melvin Ellis Prize Winner: Juliette Bichon
    Majoring in both Sociology and Psychology, Juliette Bichon (A22) demonstrates true sportsmanship in addition to academic excellence.  She is a true leader, whether on Tufts’ Swimming & Diving Team or on a “Research Team” in class, where she expertly advocated for her peers, and maintained equity by giving an equal voice to everyone.  Her role models are … Read more
  • The Frederick Melvin Ellis Prize Winner: Grace Goetcheus
    Grace Goetcheus has combined her athletic accomplishments as a leader of the Women’s Swim Team with significant achievement in her chosen majors of Biology and Anthropology. In addition to her community engagement (such as teaching community swim lessons), Grace has maintained high grades in challenging pre-med courses and pursued independent fieldwork-based research in paleobiology.   The Frederick … Read more
  • The Frederick Melvin Ellis Prize Winner: Timothy Gronet
    Timothy Gronet (E20) balances his rigorous academics and research in Chemical Engineering with membership on the Varsity Swim Team, where his strong athletic ability earned him a spot on the Tufts’ NESCAC championship team.  His outstanding leadership abilities were on display in his role as Pre-Orientation Coordinator where he interviewed, selected, and trained 40 Peer Leaders over … Read more
  • The Frederick Melvin Ellis Prize Winner: Serena M. Monteiro
    Serena M. Monteiro (A20) is passionate and dedicated to all she does, whether it is serving as the Specialty Recycling Intern for the Sustainability Program at Tufts, mentoring students as a splendid ENV 1 Teaching Assistant, or leading the Tufts Quidditch team. In addition to being a camp counselor and hardworking farm-hand, she studied abroad … Read more
  • The Frederick Melvin Ellis Prize Winner: Taylor Wurts
    Taylor Wurts (A20), an accomplished scholar in International Relations and Economics, is a dedicated athlete with broad interests ranging from global issues to teaching and mentoring youth. This intellectually curious young man is chief editor of Hemispheres, captain of the cross-country team, and has devoted many hours to volunteering at Big Brother Big Sister, Let’s Get Ready, … Read more

The Lewis F. Manly Memorial Prize recognizes academic excellence combined with superior athletic performance.  

  • The Lewis F. Manly Memorial Prize Winner: Lily Baldwin
    Lillian (Lily) Baldwin (A20) excels and is a leader in the classroom and on the lacrosse field. In addition to shining as a student, Lily lead an Explorations seminar at Tufts, showing her willingness to share her intellectual curiosity with other students. On the lacrosse field, Lily is the player who the team counts on to … Read more
  • The Lewis F. Manly Memorial Prize Winner: Gavin Tasker
    William (Gavin) Tasker (A20), a Quantitative Economics major and Men’s Soccer Team Co-Captain is an outstanding student and soccer player. He has been an integral part of three national title teams and was twice named to the D3soccer.com All-American team, an award that only goes to the best Division III soccer players in the whole … Read more