July 3, 2019

Meet Sarah Rothmann - Bates Cross Country and Track & Field

Sarah Rothmann, Bates Courtesy of Bates Sports Information

A nine-time NESCAC All-Academic selection as a member of the cross country, and indoor and outdoor track & field teams, Sarah Rothmann was the winner of the Milton L. Lindholm Scholar-Athlete Award, which is given to the Bates varsity letterwinner with the highest cumulative grade point average. She recorded a 3.93 GPA as an English major and minored in educational studies with a concentration in film and media studies.

Rothmann graduated with magna cum laude honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She was presented with the William H. Dunham Sr. ’32 Literacy Award, which is given to a graduating English major who has displayed excellence in the study of English or American Literature.

In addition to her academic accolades, Rothmann also spent over 200 hours teaching in elementary, middle school, and high school classrooms in Lewiston, Maine, and is headed the Czech Republic to teach English as a Fulbright Scholar. On campus, Rothmann climbed the ladder to the role of Editor-In-Chief at The Bates Student, the school’s newspaper.

Rothmann was a three-sport captain and earned All-America honors as a member of Bates’ distance medley relay team. She competed twice in the NCAA Cross Country Championships, twice helping the Bobcats finish 17th in 2018, the second-best finish in program history. She was also named to the NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team in women’s cross country in 2016 as a sophomore.

As a middle-distance runner for the track & field team, she earned All-America honors in 2017 as a member of the Bobcats’ distance medley relay team that finished fourth and was part of the team’s runner-up performance at the Open New England Indoor Championships. In 2016, Rothmann was a member of the Bates 4x800 relay team that placed third at the ECAC Outdoor Championships and became the third-fastest 4x800 team in program history. In 2019 at the Open New England meet, she helped the Bobcats' 4x800 relay team break the program record with a time of 9:06.63. She was a two-time USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree in track and field.