Sarah Peck '05
B.A. Psychology (biology minor); Palo Alto, Calif.
University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada - Landscape Architecture, Independent Study Certificate; Fulbright Study Abroad Scholarship Finalist; Nominated for NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship; Nominated for Jack Kent Cooke Post Graduate Scholarship (Honors Program); Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities; Psi Chi (Psychology Honorary); Phi Beta Kappa; Dean's List; Swimming - Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, 4-time NCAA Academic-All American, 3-time NCAC Individual Champion, NCAA Swimmer of the Week, 20-time NCAA All-American, 9-time North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) All-Conference Award, NCAC Conference Champions 2004, Swimming Coaches Award, Most Improved; K. I. Brown Scholarship; Honors Program; Provost Scholarship; Phi Society; Denison Community Association - Co-Chair Psychological Hospital Volunteers at the Twin Valley Behavioral Health Facility, Helping Hands - Mentor; Campus Crusade for Christ/Athletes in Action - Leader of Swim Team Bible Study; Departments of Psychology and Biology - Tutor; Denison Outdoor Orientation; AMOR Ministry - Mission trip to Tijuana, Mexico to build homes; May Term Internship at the Homestead
Supporting comments: "Sarah is the type of student who engages material, identifying themes, recognizing connections across diverse topics, and evaluating its quality. Early on she established herself as an intellectual leader in class. She also demonstrated an amazing enthusiasm and commitment for community service. She decided to volunteer with a student organization that arranges weekly trips to Columbus to visit with and befriend individuals receiving inpatient treatment for chronic mental health problems. She decided to help lead the group the following year. She took the initiative to create a relationship between Denison students and the St. Vincent's Children's Center in Columbus where she has involved more than a dozen first-year women swimmers. As a superb member of Denison's Women's Swimming and Diving team, when measured by All-American performances, Sarah is among Denison's most celebrated and honored female athletes in school history. Measured by her time improvements, Sarah may rank as our greatest swimmer ever. Without hesitation, Sarah ranks as one of the most committed athletes I have worked with in my twenty-three years of coaching. Sarah's impact on our program extends far beyond her contribution in points and honors. Leading by example more so than words, Sarah has provided our younger swimmers with a great model on how to conduct themselves in and out of the pool."