Grace Moore, Bowdoin College

An accomplished student-athlete whose achievements on the field of play are exceeded only by her efforts off of it, Grace Moore is one of the most decorated Bowdoin Polar Bears in recent memory. An outstanding women's soccer and women's lacrosse player for the Polar Bears, Moore was chosen as the NESCAC's nominee for the NCAA "Woman of the Year" award, combining excellence on the field and in the community.

Moore received her degree in sociology and environmental studies from Bowdoin this spring, graduating with a 3.81 grade point average. She earned NESCAC All-Academic a total of four times, twice in the fall with the women's soccer team (2006, 2007) and twice in the spring with women's lacrosse (2007, 2008). In addition, Moore was named an IWLCA Academic All-American in 2007 and again in 2008, and was recognized as a Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholar in each of the last three years.

Service to the campus, local, and global communities has been an integral part of Moore's life. While at Bowdoin, she served on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) for three years and was a liaison for the NESCAC SAAC during 2007-08. Moore also helped coordinate Habitat for Humanity service projects for Bowdoin athletic teams, volunteered to organize the annual Girls and Women in Sports Day sponsored by the Bowdoin athletic department, participated in the college's young alumni leadership program, and leads the Mt. Ararat High School Mentoring Program in Topsham, Maine. During January of 2007, Moore participated in an alternative winter break program, traveling to Peru to help construct a playground for impoverished children. The experience inspired her, and in the summer later that year she received a grant from the Preston Public Interest Career Fund for an internship to work on sustainable development in indigenous communities in Ecuador.