Amy Hackett, Bowdoin College
An active member of the campus community, Amy Hackett took full advantage everything that Bowdoin College had to offer in her four years in Brunswick.
The Bangor native was an outstanding athlete at Bowdoin, starting for the Polar Bear women’s basketball team that earned four-straight NCAA Tournament trips in her career. She was also a four-year starter for the most successful class in Bowdoin softball history, finishing among the school’s all-time leaders in several categories and earning All-NESCAC and All-New England recognition. In her freshman and sophomore years, Hackett also appeared in 27 games for the women’s soccer team.
As active as she was on the court and playing fields, Hackett was equally accomplished out of uniform. A Neuroscience major with a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies, Hackett was a leader for several campus organizations including Anything but Straight in Athletics, Out Peers and Out Allies, Neuroclub, Common Good Day and Race for the Cure.
As a senior, Hackett was recognized with one of the Athletic Department’s most prestigious honors – the Anne L.E. Dane Award for Outstanding Female Leadership.
“Bowdoin athletics are a great outlet for stress relief,” says Hackett. “On the field and court I can be a different person, not shy or reserved, but competitive and aggressive. Also, the connections with the alumni and Brunswick communities have helped me develop invaluable social skills.”