The College of Allied Health Sciences had two of its students recognized this week at the UC Department of Athletics’ "Legion of Excellence” induction gala. The ceremony, held Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Kingsgate Marriott, recognizes UC’s top student-athletes.
This year 17 students were inducted, including Sara Knollman, a senior communication and sciences disorder major and member of the women’s cross country team, and Carly Wilson, senior social school major and member of the women’s tennis team.
As part of their awards, Knollman and Wilson nominated two faculty members for UC Faculty Impact Awards: associate professor of clinical communication sciences and disorders Carney Sotto, PhD, and associate professor-educator of social work Christine Lottman.
Knollman, a senior communication sciences and disorders major, is also a member of the UC Women’s Cross-Country team. She credits several influences in her life with helping her focus on academics while participating in NCAA Division I sports: her parents, for giving her "drive”, the athletic department and her team for being supportive of her studies and Sotto as the faculty member who has most impacted her work.
With Sotto’s encouragement, Knollman says she’s kept her GPA at 3.9 and is applying to graduate programs for next year.