Big Ten Rhodes Scholars
Congratulations to the 2008-09 Big Ten Rhodes Scholars
- Mr. Abdulrahman M. El-Sayed (Michigan)
- Ms. Anna Yermakova (Northwestern)
- Ms. Ashley L. Nord (Minnesota)
- Ms. Mallory A. Dwinal (Northwestern)
Abdulrahman M. El-Sayed (Michigan)
*Earned a joint degree in biology and political science, before entering a joint MD/PhD program in medicine and public health
*Starting varsity lacrosse player
*Has been published in scientific journals
*Vice President of Michigan Muslim Student Association
Anna Yermakova (Northwestern)
*Majoring in biochemistry, piano, and history and philosophy of science and logic
*Emigrated to the US from Russia when she was 11
*Won awards for piano and French
*Researched chemical engineering, nanotechnology, neuroscience, and biomedical engineering
*Composed and choreographed works in ballroom dance and flamenco
Ashley L. Nord (University of Minnesota)
*Graduating with a triple major in physics, astrophysics, and global studies with a minor in Spanish
*Won fourth place in pole vaulting at the Big Ten championship
*Researched biophysics and astronomy
*Writing senior thesis on the drug trade between Latin America and the US
Mallory A. Dwina (Northwestern)
*Graduated with majors in Spanish, economics, and international studies
*Studied at Qinghua University in Beijing
*Founded a program that coordinates and funds ESL education in Chicago primary schools
*Ranked top among college students in impromptu and extemporaneous speaking
*Leads daily meals program at a homeless shelter
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The ranking comes after the Nittany Lions defeated Michigan State 42-0 on Black Friday.
This is the first time the Lady Lions have received AP Poll votes since 2014.
The Onward State crew headed to the Motor City for some football, pizza, and a swing set overlooking Canada.