Notables & Announcements

Engineering seniors Kelli Hancock and Deko Ricketts were among award winners at the 2017 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field National Championship earlier this month. Hancock, who is majoring in biomedical engineering, was a member of the four-woman team that took second place in the 4x400 relay. Ricketts, who is majoring in electrical engineering, earned a National Championship finish in the 800-meter race for the men with a season-best time of 1:51:07. Both Hancock and Ricketts are All-Americans. Overall, the women’s track & field team took the National Championship for its first title in program history and the 21st overall National Championship title in school history. The men’s program placed 17th.

Lizzy Crist was named the 2017 Division III Honda Athlete of the Year nominee for soccer. She helped lead her team to a NCAA III National Championship win. Lizzy was also named to the 2016 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Women's Division III Scholar All-America Team and was named the NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Defensive Player.


Heather Zannit was selected as a pre-doctoral trainee on the Skeletal Disorders Training Program T32 grant. Heather is working on osteoblast origin after mechanical loading.


Brandon Coates was selected as a pre-doctoral trainee on the Interdisciplinary Training in Mechanobiology from nm to cm (MBnc) T32 Training grant. Brandon is working on stress fracture models.