In a presentation that she described as "a letter to my 17 year-old self," Dr. Weiss reflected on the career and life choices that brought her to the stage that day.
Big Blue Round-Up
Hanna Beattie '13, who has been playing for three years with the Connecticut Whale, a team in the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL), was recently named to the league's 2020 All-Star team. In the midst of "a breakout season," according to the league's press release, Hanna—who earned accolades playing on the women's ice hockey team at Williams College—will compete in the All-Star game on February 9 in Boston. Read on for more information. Congratulations, Hanna!
At the International Swimming League Championships, held in Las Vegas the weekend of December 20, former Big Blue swimming star and two-time Olympic Trials qualifier Nic Fink '11 won the 50-meter breaststroke in 25.75, defeating the defending Olympic gold medalist and breaking an American record. Competing for the Cali Condors team, he also won the 200-meter breaststroke and took third in the 100 breaststroke.
Alexa Buckley '16 earned honors from UC Berkeley's Athletic Study Center as their Scholar-Athlete of the Week for the week of October 14. A member of their women's swimming team, she is recognized for "establishing a presence within the health industry through intellectual pursuits—putting academic knowledge acquired into meaningful practice." Alexa enters the 2019-20 season with a Cal best of 1:01.43 in the 100 breaststroke and 2:13.20 in the 200 breaststroke. Read on for more details.