Six Crusader Athletes Receive Holy Cross Academic Awards

Josh Olson

WORCESTER, Mass. - Six Crusader athletes are among a group of graduating Holy Cross seniors who have been selected as winners of Academic Awards for the 2012-2013 school year. Seniors Jessica DeSimone of the women's tennis team, Lizzie Harkins of the women's track and field team, Josh Olson of the baseball team, Colleen Sharry of the women's rowing team, Kelly Sotsky of the field hockey team and Thomas Tysowsky of the men's ice hockey team are the athletes who have been honored. These individuals received their awards in a special presentation held in the Dinand Library on Thursday, May 23.

The following are the awards which were received by Holy Cross student-athletes.

The George J. Allen, Ph.D., '65 Psychology Award
(given to a fourth-year psychology major who best exemplifies the integration of empirical scientific research and community service)
Lizzie Harkins

The Edward V. Killeen, Jr., Prize
(awarded for general excellence in chemistry throughout the Premedical course)
Josh Olson

The John C. Lawlor Medal
(awarded to the outstanding student and athlete throughout the college course)
Josh Olson

The John L. Philip Memorial American Sign Language Award
(given to a graduating student who has demonstrated an interest in, and motivation to learn, American Sign Language and to bring that learning to life. This student has integrated his/her classroom knowledge of ASL and Deaf culture with respect for, and interaction with, members of the Deaf Community)
Kelly Sotsky

The Strain Gold Medal
(given for the best essay submitted during the academic year on a subject taken from the field of philosophy)
Thomas Tysowsky

The Varsity Club Norton Prize
(given to an outstanding student athlete)
Jessica DeSimone

Shirley Verrett French Prize, in memory of Rev. Lionel P. Honoré, S. J.
(awarded to the top French major in the graduating class as determined by the French faculty)
Colleen Sharry