ACC 2013 Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient: Kate Riley

The Nunn School congratulates Kate Riley on winning the ACC 2013 Postgraduate Scholarship.

Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford recently announced a list of 41 student-athletes who have been selected for the Weaver-James-Corrigan Award, including three student-athletes who will receive the Thacker Award.  The scholarships are awarded to selected student-athletes – three from each league institution – who intend to pursue a graduate degree following completion of their undergraduate requirements. Each recipient will receive $5,000 to contribute to their graduate education.

Kathleen “Kate” Riley, a senior International Affairs (INTA) major,  received one of the scholarships allotted to the students of Georgia Tech.  A team captain, Kate is a three-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the Georgia Tech women’s swimming & diving team.  She was part of the Yellow Jackets’ 200 free relay that broke the school record last season, and also swam on the 200 medley relay that ranks second in Tech history and the 400 free relay that ranks third.  On individual lists, the sprinter ranks fourth in the 100 free, fifth in the 50 free and seventh in the 100 back.  She is a member of the Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board, and has participated in a number of community service activities including the Michael Isenhour Toy Drive and the Georgia Special Olympics.

Kate will finish her INTA degree in December and has her sights set on the LSATs.  This ACC Postgraduate scholarship will help toward law school in the fall of 2014. Due to her swimming commitments, this coming summer will be her first opportunity to go abroad.  “I’m hoping it will be an international internship,” she said. “I haven’t had the opportunity to study abroad because of swimming but I really want that chance to kind of leave the U.S. and experience different cultures. Probably Switzerland or Germany. England would also be right.”

Congratulations to Kate on being selected an ACC Postgraduate Scholar.

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