Emory & Henry student athletes engage regularly in community service and hold down campus leadership positions while they strive for academic excellence. Our current and former student athletes are among this College's brightest examples of the virtues of a liberal arts education and a life of learning.
In his seniior season PJ Henson set the record for the most goals in a career for the Emory & Henry men's soccer team, but as this video shows, the senior also excels off the field.
The Emory & Henry College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee spent the final weeks of the fall semester working not only to finish strong in the classroom but to make a difference in the community. The purpose of the NCAA-affiliated organization is to provide leadership and to be a voice for the student-athlete body at large. Each of Emory & Henry’s 13 intercollegiate teams are represented on the board, which numbered 29 at the close of the fall semester.
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The spring of 2011 was full of honors for Matt Nelson. A member of the Emory & Henry College tennis team, Nelson received athletic and academic accolades this past season.
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Morgan Grant is one of the leaders for the Emory & Henry Volleyball team. The student from Abingdon, Va. was able to team up with a local group to do a service project in Haiti following the massive earthquakes that re-shaped the countries landscape.
The Oxford English Dictionary does not define the term “scholar-athlete,” but Emory & Henry College has its own living, breathing example. Kellie Flaherty, a senior from South Lake, Texas, has revealed herself to be the true embodiment of a scholar-athlete. A biology major and chemistry minor in the classroom and a midfielder and captain on the Wasps’ women’s soccer team, Flaherty has taken on all challengers in her race to the top.
“Kellie leads by example,” said E&H Head Women’s Soccer Coach Linda Schirmeister-Gess. “She performs as a true role model, inspiring all those around her. Whatever she puts her mind to, she invests herself in fully. Kellie strives not because she feels obliged to, but because she loves what she does.”... Read More