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AREC Graduate Dewey receives Sportsmanship Award

Hannah Dewey

Hannah Dewey, a 2017 spring graduate from AREC, recently received the Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship award.

The award is presented by the Big Ten, and recognizes one male and one female athlete from each school for their sportsmanship and competitiveness. At the University of Maryland, Dewey was a team captain of the softball team.

She played for the team for four years, primarily as a pitcher. Dewey was also the president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee from 2016 to 2017.

After graduation, Dewey plans to play professional softball oversees in Mannheim, Germany for the Mannheim Tornados. She will be in Germany from early July for just over three months, competing against other professional teams across Europe.

“During this time I’m also gaining some work experience remotely in college athletics working with LEAD1, an up-and-coming Political Action Committee focused on improving current policy for the NCAA,” said Dewey.

While at college, Dewey became an AREC major after speaking with her adviser. She wanted a major that combined her passion for economics and data analysis with environmental sustainability. AREC ended up being the perfect fit for her interests.

“AREC has definitely prepared me for my future in many different ways,” said Dewey in an email interview. “It has allowed me to research and come up with new ways to look at various economic models in our ever-changing society. I’ve been able to work on various group projects about key economic agreements involving all kinds of policies from all over the world, and how we could implement them into our own legislation.”

She plans to apply for graduate schools after returning from Germany, and study for a master’s degree in either business or sports administration.

“I’m looking to pursue a career in college athletics, and one day hope to be a Division I athletic director!” said Dewey.

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