MELBOURNE, Fla. (June 10, 2019) – Rollins women's rower Elizabeth Berry was named the Sunshine State Conference Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, it was announced Monday.
Captain of the rowing team and four-year letter winner, Berry was the Valedictorian of the Rollins 2019 graduating class as well as a first team All-SSC performer on the water.
Voting for the award is conducted among Athletic Directors, Senior Woman Administrators, Athletic Communication Directors, and Faculty Athletic Representatives from each of the 11 SSC member institutions.
Berry posted a perfect 4.00 grade point average and graduated with a degree in Psychology and Spanish. She was a Fiat Lux Award winner, honoring outstanding seniors who have made positive contributions toward illuminating the campus and community, two time recipient of the Archibald Granville Bush Award, Rollins Division of Science and Mathematics and earned the General Charles McCormick Reeve Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement. Berry is a four-time member of the SSC Spring Commissioner's Honor Roll and landed on both the President's and Dean's Lists every semester of her college career.
Berry was a vibrant member of the campus community, serving as co-President of Voices for Women and Vice President of Accountability for PanHellenic. She also won the Susan B. Anthony Award for Campus Activism. At the 2019 Tommy awards, Berry was named the Rollins Alumni Association Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year.
In competition, Berry was the Rollins rowing team MVP, leading the Varsity 4 to a bronze medal at the 2019 Sunshine State Conference championship. She was named first team All-SSC at the conclusion of the race. As a junior, her Varsity 4 was named SSC Boat of the Week, finished third at the SSC Championship and fifth at the Dad Vail Championship. Berry was on the 2017 SSC Champion Varsity 4 crew.
Rollins has three previous SSC Female Scholar Athletes of the year; Jill Razor (basketball, 2000-01), Charlotte Campbell (golf, 2003-04) and Lauryn Falcone (cross country, 2012-13).
Complete Listing: SSC Scholar-Athletes of the Year