Athletics

Catherine Sanderson

Catherine Sanderson, professor of psychology at Amherst College, also serves as a member of the town school committee, manages to find time to teach, conduct research, write books as well as advise members of the men’s hockey team. She’s also advised several football players over the years on academics, including Quarterback Alex Vetras.

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Sarah Leyman ’11 and Molly Mead

Sarah Leyman, a senior and member of the Amherst women’s basketball team, and Molly Mead, director of Amherst’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE) discuss community service at Amherst College. Sarah, from Cincinnati, OH, was recently named one of five finalists from the NCAA’s Division I, II and III for the prestigious 7th Annual Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup. Presented annually by Athletes for a Better World, the Wooden Cup is awarded to the most outstanding role model among college athletes in America. Molly represents the CCE, which spearheads the college’s community service initiative and promotes a culture of service and engagement on campus.

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Karin Brown and Susannah Rudel ’12

Karin Brown, Amherst College assistant swimming coach, and Susannah Rudel, a junior and member of the swim team, discuss the swim team’s prospects and the annual “Ted Mullin Hour of Power,” a nationwide swim-a-thon to raise cancer awareness and funds in memory of Karin’s former teammate and friend at Carleton College, Ted Mullin.

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125th Amherst-Williams Game Sideline Interviews

NESN sideline reporter John Carchedi interviewed a mix of Amherst College personalities during the Amherst-Williams football game on November 13, 2010, including President  Tony Marx, Board of Trustees chair and former football player Jide Zeitlin, Director of Athletics Suzanne Coffey, standout women’s basketball player Sarah Leyman, Molly Mead, director of the Center for Community Engagement, and Catherine Sanderson, professor of psychology and faculty liaison to the men’s hockey team.

Tony Marx and Adam Falk

Tony Marx, president of Amherst College, and Adam Falk, president of Williams College, discuss the rivalry between the two colleges. President Falk was inaugurated in September 2010 as Williams’ 17th president, while President Marx announced in October that he is leaving Amherst in June 2011 to become president of the New York Public Library. This game marked eighth time the two teams had played each other since President Marx began his tenure at Amherst; it was the first for President Falk.

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Jide Zeitlin ’85 and Todd Haggerty ’98

Jide Zeitlin, chair of Amherst College’s board of trustees, player on Amherst’s 1984 undefeated football team and member of the Class of 1985, and Todd Haggerty, a former football player and member of the Class of 1998, discuss the Amherst-Williams rivalry.

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Suzanne Coffey and Lisa Melendy

Suzanne Coffey, Amherst College's director of athletics, and Lisa Melendy, Williams College’s interim director of athletics, discuss athletics, academics and community service at the two liberal arts colleges.

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