Spencer Christensen (pictured left) and Kelsie Huss (pictured right), two outstanding student-athletes from Principia College, have been awarded the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) 2023 Post-Graduate Scholarship. The scholarship includes $1,000 to support their post-graduate studies.
Christensen is a cross-country runner and a double major in Biology and Sustainability with a remarkable 3.94 GPA. His impressive resume includes serving as the President of the Principia College Sustainability Club, participating in the Principia College Solar Car Team, and being a PC Land Stewardship worker and Dorm Ecology Officer. Additionally, he contributed as an admissions ambassador, fire brigade member, and study mentor. After graduating from Principia, Christensen intends to pursue his Master's degree in a field related to Ecology.
Huss, a women's tennis player, is a double major in Biology and Sustainability at Principia. She boasts a GPA of 3.981 and has been actively involved in various campus and off-campus activities. Huss served on the house board at Principia as both the eco head and new student head, was a writer/editor for the school newspaper, and held an officer position for the Sustainability Club. Furthermore, she taught tennis to local middle school and high school students, helped design a garden for a local high school, and volunteered at a cacao farm in Ecuador and at a local nursing home. Huss plans on spending the next year building field and research experiences before pursuing her Ph.D. in avian foraging ecology.
To qualify for the SLIAC Post-Graduate Scholarship, recipients must meet specific criteria, including being a graduating senior, earning two varsity letters in a championship sport sponsored by the conference, having at least a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average, and being nominated by their institution. Conference member Faculty Athletic Representatives are responsible for selecting nominees.
Congratulations, Spencer and Kelsie, and thank you for representing Principia College so well!