Four Blue Devils Receive Postgraduate Honors
February 19, 2015
The Weaver-James-Corrigan and Jim and Pat Thacker postgraduate scholarships are awarded to selected student-athletes who intend to pursue a graduate degree following completion of their undergraduate requirements. Each recipient will receive $5,000 toward his or her graduate education. Those honored have performed with distinction in both the classroom and their respective sport, while demonstrating exemplary conduct in the community.
The Weaver-James-Corrigan Award is named in honor of the late Jim Weaver and Bob James, as well as Gene Corrigan, the first three ACC commissioners.
Vannelli has been a key member of the varsity eight for all four years of her Duke rowing career. She has led the boat to second, third and fifth-place finishes during her three trips to the ACC Championship. Last spring, she helped Duke appear at No. 20 in the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association/US Rowing Coaches Poll. She has also been a part of two varsity eights that were elected as the ACC Crew of the Week. Vannelli has excelled in the classroom, earning Collegiate Coaches Rowing Association Scholar-Athlete accolades twice and being a three-time selection to the ACC Academic Honor Roll and two-time honoree on the All-ACC Academic Rowing Team.
The 53 student-athletes will be honored at the annual Cone Health ACC Postgraduate Luncheon hosted by the Nat Greene Kiwanis Club and presented by ESPN on April 15 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro.