Pair of Student-Athletes Receive Hoopes Prize

Pair of Student-Athletes Receive Hoopes Prize

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.  - Harvard athletics had two representatives among this year's Thomas Temple '19 Hoopes Prize awards for outstanding senior theses or research projects.

Akash Mirchandani from men’s golf and Hannah Mullen of the women’s lacrosse team were both honored for their exceptional work.

The Hoopes prize is an annual award presented to a number of Harvard undergraduates that have projects nominated. It is considered to be one of the highest academic commendations the University gives to undergraduates. The award—which is funded by the estate of Thomas T. Hoopes ’19—comes with a prize of $4,000 for student recipients and $1,000 for their advisers.

Mirchandani was recognized for his submission entitled, "Can India End Extreme Poverty? Analyzing Historical Drivers and Assessing Future Prospects." His nominating professor was Dale Jorgenson.

Mullen earned the honor for her project titled, "Shifting Scales of Justice: Military Justice Reform in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States," nominated by Dr. Cheryl Welch.

For a complete list of the 2015 Hoopes Prize winners, click HERE.