April 23, 2020
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Ranked second among all NCAA Division III institutions for most Postgraduate Scholarship recipients, Kenyon expanded its list to 65 with the addition of three student-athletes. Swimmers Andrew Chevalier ’14 and Sydnee Lindblom ’14 and basketball guard Maureen Hirt ’14 were among 58 winter sports recipients selected from a pool that spanned all three NCAA divisions.
Each scholarship winner receives a one-time, nonrenewable grant of $7,500. The program, which was launched 50 years ago, recognizes the most accomplished student-athletes who excel academically and athletically.
Chevalier, a member of the Lords national championship swimming and diving team, specialized in distance events, collecting a dozen NCAA All-America certificates during his four-year career in the pool. A two-time Capital One Academic All-District swimmer, he has been named an Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America and the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). The chemistry major will use his scholarship to attend the University of Michigan Medical School.
Lindblom, a member of the Ladies national runner-up swimming and diving program, was also a distance specialist. This past season, she placed fourth in the 1,650-yard freestyle at the NCAA Championship and set the Kenyon record time for the 1,000-yard freestyle. She won seven career All-America awards and was named both a Capital One Academic All-District honoree and a CSCAA Academic All-American. Lindblom, who majored in both classics and English, will use her scholarship to attend Brown University’s one-year Master of Arts in teaching program.
Hirt was a four-year, record-setting guard for the Ladies basketball team. Her senior season ended with program career records for points scored (1,819), field goals made (625), three-point field goal percentage (.396), and free throw percentage (.896). She was named the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Player of the Year, Kenyon’s Female Senior Athlete of the Year, and a two-time Capital One Academic All-District honoree. Hirt, who majored in economics and psychology, is employed as an insights and strategy associate at Curiosity Advertising. She will put her scholarship to use while obtaining her master's degree in marketing at the University of Cincinnati.