Hannah Tardie, Volleyball, Bates College
Hannah Tardie was a four-year member of the Bates volleyball team and a team captain. The Orange, California native provided depth for the Bobcats as both a setter and back-row defender. She appeared in 77 matches for her career, accumulating 486 assists, 389 digs and 90 aces in 206 sets.
Tardie's sharp intellect was on regular display on the pages of the Bates student newspaper, for which she wrote opinion columns. She was a standout in the classroom and studio, as a double major in English and studio art. She wrote an English thesis titled "Experimental Bodies: Gender, Authorship, and Textual Performance, and her Art & Visual Culture thesis was called "Legs Series." Following graduation, Tardie became an artist in residence at the Hollows Art Space in Brooklyn, New York.
Tardie earned three NESCAC Fall All-Academic honors and was as one of 38 members of Bates' Class of 2017 to receive the Department of Athletics' Senior Scholar Award, recognizing four-year athletes who keep a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or better.