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Women's Track & Field's Karch Earns Student-Athlete of the Week Accolades

Women's Track & Field's Karch Earns Student-Athlete of the Week Accolades

Babson College women's track & field and cross country junior Amanda Karch (Sandwich, Mass.) was tabbed as the department's Student-Athlete of the Week on Wednesday afternoon.

Karch competed in six meets as a first-year in 2019 recording a season-best time of 2:33.78 in the 800 meters at the Tufts Snowflake Classic on March 30 and her best time in the 400 meters (1:06.41) a week later at the Coast Guard Invitational. She is a two-time NEWMAC Academic All-Conference honoree in cross country and was named to the women's track & field academic all-conference squad last spring.

Karch and her Babson teammates will open the 2021 season with a dual meet against Wheaton at Cumberland HS in Cumberland, R.I., on Saturday beginning at 1:15 p.m.

In order to be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be either a junior or senior and carry a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.30. 

Find out more about Amanda:

Concentration
Business Analytics

Academic Highlights
Named to the Dean's List every semester at Babson, earned Quantitative Methods Achievement Awards in QTM I, QTM II and QTM III

Internship Experience
Data Analytics at Boston Road Runners (Fall 2019), Digital Marketing/Analytics at Sproutward (Spring 2020-Fall 2020), and will be an Incoming Internal Audit intern at Prudential this summer

Clubs and Activities on Campus
empoWer

Community Service Activities
Mentor at Sociedad Latina (Spring 2019)

Athletic Awards
NEWMAC Academic All-Conference team in 2020 for track & field and in 2019 and 2020 for cross country

Favorite Class at Babson
My favorite class at Babson was my QTMIII class with Professor Karst, who is by far my favorite professor at Babson. I loved learning how to code in R and develop my analytical skills in a way that I had never explored before. It confirmed that I wanted to concentrate in Business Analytics and pursue a career in the analytical field post-Babson.

Favorite Professor at Babson
My favorite professor at Babson is Professor Karst, who taught both my QTMIII and Cryptology courses. I love how much passion he has for the subject, which has transferred over to me through his lessons. He makes it so easy to understand complicated subjects and is always available for extra help and questions that are outside of the scope of the class.

Previous Student-Athlete of the Week Award Winners

September 4 Cassidy Witten, women's volleyball
September 11 Grace Regan, women's cross country/track & field
September 25 Reed Wilson, men's golf
October 2 Matthew Campbell, men's cross country/track & field
October 9 Evan Gaudreau, men's soccer
October 16 Grace Smith, women's soccer
October 23 Burt Gesner, men's golf
October 30 Samantha Hardan, women's volleyball
November 6 Emma Cavanagh, women's cross country
November 13 Katie Korzec, women's soccer
November 20 Caroline Winicki, women's cross country/track & field
November 27 Eamon Keenan, men's soccer
December 4 Taras Polakoff, men's swimming & diving
December 11 Julia Martin, women's alpine ski
December 18 Abigail Voce, women's swimming & diving
January 8 Matt Pattyson, men's basketball
January 15 Zach Richterman, men's ice hockey
January 22 Kevin Luu, men's swimming & diving
January 29  Patrick Flynn, men's ice hockey
February 5 Nicole Hiller, women's basketball 
February 12 Brendan Casey, men's ice hockey
February 19 Lachlan Dibbayawan, men's swimming & diving
February 26 Trevor Marcinick, men's ice hockey
March 17 Reed Goldstein, men's lacrosse
March 24 Ally Kaden, women's tennis