June 6, 2006

Overmier Named Hackworth Fellow

June 6, 2006

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Another academic achievement was collected by a Santa Clara University student-athlete late Monday as the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics announced that softball's Sara Overmier was one of three SCU undergraduates to be named a Hackworth Fellow for the 2006-07 academic year.

As a Hackworth grant recipient, Overmier, an accounting major, will conduct research over the 2006-07 academic year and create a program that will promote ethical reflection and reflective ethical action among her undergraduate peers.

In order to pursue this goal, Fellows are expected either to develop their own programs in an area of interest to them or to work with existing programs at the center. These programs can be on as wide a range of topics and use as wide a range of methods as are of interest to each Fellow.

"We are proud of Sara's achievement in earning this prestigious fellowship," said softball head coach Steve Rianda. "It goes to show that her strong work ethic is evident in the classroom as well as on the athletic field. Sara embodies what it means to be a student-athlete here at Santa Clara."