PISCATAWAY, N.J. (May 14, 2014) – Rutgers field hockey graduating senior Sarah Stuby (Roxbury, N.J.) was named a Henry Rutgers Scholars Award recipient, the Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences announced.
“I’ve always been an advocate of doing things at the highest level and putting school first,” said Stuby. “I really emphasize being a scholar-athlete. This really means a lot that I was able to not only perform my sport at the highest level, but I was able to achieve academically at the highest level.”
The Henry Rutgers Scholars Award recognizes graduating seniors who have completed outstanding independent research projects leading to a thesis in their major field of study or an interdisciplinary thesis. These awards are offered across all departments of the School of Arts and Sciences, and so represent only the very finest achievements of students.
Stuby, who was nominated by one of her professors as one of the qualifications for the award, wrote her thesis about zodiac symbols of synagogues in Israel during Late Antiquity (fourth through sixth centuries). The art history major received funding to travel to Israel after applying to the Aresty Undergraduate Research Fellowships Program, which is designed for juniors and seniors, or students with previous research experience, who would like to pursue an independent research project with faculty guidance. Stuby also received a second grant through the Rutgers Jewish Studies department to fund her trip.
While in Israel, the soon-to-be graduate met with archaeologists, who drove her around and showed her the sites.
Following her trip Stuby presented her research, along with numerous other students in different fields of study, at the Arestry Undergraduate Research Symposium. Along with presenting her research, Stuby had to complete the thesis and receive highest honors from her advisor and a second reader to qualify for the Henry Rutgers Scholars Award. Following the completion of all of the qualifications, a selection committee chose Stuby as one of the award recipients.
Stuby received a $1,500 scholarship for her work.
On the field at Rutgers, the goalkeeper made 61 starts in her career, tallying 295 saves and a 2.92 goals against average.
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