(Hamilton, NY – May 16, 2011) Former women’s soccer standout and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) vice president, Kiki Koroshetz (Norwalk, Conn.), was presented with the 1819 Award at the senior awards convocation on Saturday (May 14) morning.
The award is the most selective and prestigious the university gives to a graduating senior. President Jeffrey Herbst presented her with the award.
“Kiki’s positive energy and passion for learning was evident from the first time I met her,” stated head women’s soccer coach Kathy Brawn. “Her unassuming, selfless nature, combined with her ability to excel in all facets of life, made everyone and everything around her better. I was so genuinely pleased when Kiki decided to come to Colgate and am now so proud and happy to call her a Raider women’s soccer alum.”
The 2010 Women’s Soccer Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year was the second women’s soccer player to win the 1819 award. The first was Courtney Hostetler who won it in 2004.
Koroshetz, who had a cumulative GPA of 3.90, was an English major with a minor in psychology. She started in all 17 games for the Raiders this past season and was a solid part of the team’s defense during her time with the program.
The Connecticut native has received numerous academic and athletic awards over the years, including the Thomas M. Wilson ’67 Memorial Endowed Leadership Award for Athletics and the Lasher Prize for English from the university’s Convocation Awards Program. Koroshetz also received the Spencer Colwell ’41 Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund, was named to the 2009 ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, and has been a member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and the Raider Academic Honor Roll every semester since her freshman year.
Currently, Kiki is working as an assistant editor at Hyperion Publishing in New York City.