Christy Jewett, Volleyball, Bowdoin College
The finest volleyball player in Bowdoin history, Christy Jewett (Sunnyvale, Calif.) led her team to unparalleled heights on the court while applying those lessons towards her future career.
Captaining the Polar Bears in both her junior and senior campaigns, Jewett helped the Polar Bears to the regional final of the NCAA Tournament in 2012 and 2014, falling twice, before finally breaking through in 2015. After a campaign that saw her named NESCAC and New England Volleyball Association Player of the Year, she led the Polar Bears to the conference championship and steered Bowdoin to its first NCAA regional crown and first NCAA Quarterfinal appearance. She ended her career as Bowdoin's all-time leader in kills (1,400), 173 more than the previous record.
A biology major in the classroom, Jewett was an Academic All-NESCAC honoree who pursued her interests as fiercely off the court, helping lead the Bowdoin Brain Alliance in education and awareness of the dangers of concussions, serving as a tutor in chemistry and volunteering at Mid-Coast Hospital.
“Athletics at Bowdoin has taught me to perform under pressure with a clear mind, remain in control among chaos, and to work daily toward a goal," said Jewett. "As a leader on the team, I have learned to be a stable emotional influence. These skills will be helpful as I pursue a future in healthcare — particularly in an emergency room.”