Six Harvard Student-Athletes Earn Hoopes Prize

Six Harvard Student-Athletes Earn Hoopes Prize

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard athletics was well represented among this year's Thomas Temple '19 Hoopes Prize awards for outstanding senior theses or research projects.

Justin Davidson of the men's swimming and diving, Yunsoo Kim of women's fencing, Cara Sprague of women's Nordic skiing and John Stokes, Quincy Bock and Megan Wareham of the sailing team were all honored for their 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.

Davidson's senior thesis was entitled "Gridlocked: Peter Eisenman in Berlin," and the Haverford, Pa., native was nominated by two of his professors.

Bock's submission was entitled "Under the See."

Kim's project was entitled "A conserved cytoplasmic tyrosine kinase functions in the transport of silencing RNA between C. elegans cells."

Sprague's submission was entitled "Dust Off: The Effect of the Vietnam War on the Specialization of Emergency Medicine in America."

Stokes' submission was entitled "Let me double check: Multiple Checking, the Structural Ergative, and the Great Agreement Puzzle."

Wareham's submission was entitled "Remembering October 17, 1961: French-Algerian Searches for Social and Historical Inclusion in Paris, 1985-2010."

For more information about the Hoopes Prize, as well as other 2010-11 award winners, click here.