Athletics: Three Eagles Earn Daniel Webster DSA Accolades
Nashua – Three Daniel Webster College student-athletes were recently honored with the College’s annual “Distinguished Service Award” (DSA). The awards ceremony took place in the College’s ERC Gallery in late April.
The DSA recognizes and honors students who have made a distinguished contribution to campus life during a specific academic year. Nominees are solicited from the entire College community.
Honorees included junior women’s lacrosse player Tracie Busch of Ronkonkoma, N.Y., junior women’s cross country runner Ali Chojnacki of Erie, Penn., and senior women’s soccer and softball player Amanda Varricchio of Middletown, Conn.
Eligible only to full-time students, the recipient must be in good academic standings and may qualify by contributing through services to a particular organization by their performance of duties as an officer, by enhancing the activities of the organization, through enrichment of the DWC community, through significant contribution to a major campus event, or through consistent support and encouragement of a range of organizations or activities.
Busch, an air traffic management major, earned the honor based on a variety of contributions to the College including serving as a resident assistant, class instructor for the freshman class “DW101,” a life and study skills course designed to aid on freshman transition to college life, a student staff member in the Dean of Students office, and as a candidate for student senate.
Chojnacki, an air traffic management major, has been a member of three different varsity programs including cross country, field hockey and women’s basketball over three years, and has been involved in all aspects of student life on campus. Chojnacki has served two years as resident assistant and student staff member of the College’s campus safety office, and will serve as student senate president in 2011-12.
Varricchio recently graduated with a degree in aeronautical engineering and completed an impressive four year career that included garnering a myriad of college softball honors, engineering academic honors, and was the female recipient of the DWC “Student-Athlete of the Year” award at the College’s annual athletics awards night program in early May.
|L-R: Tom McGuinness, Women's Soccer Head Coach, Varricchio, Tim Kostar, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Nick Bertozzi, Dean of School of Engineering.||L-R: John Clark, Director of Campus Safety, Chojnacki, Molly Rogers, Assistant Director of Student Life.|