UNC Celebrates Top Scholar-Athletes Mentored by Professors Boyce Griffith and Shahar Kovalsky
Professors Boyce Griffith and Shahar Kovalsky were honored faculty guests at a special event celebrating two of UNC’s Top 10 Scholar-Athletes. These exceptional students comprise five males and five females, all senior student-athletes boasting the highest cumulative grade point averages. The distinguished group being recognized includes outstanding individuals engaged in undergraduate research, recipients of postgraduate scholarships, and Phi Beta Kappa inductees.
Griffith received an invitation from Scholar-Athlete Henry Shugart, a remarkable double-major in Statistics & Analytics and Mathematics, with a minor in Data Science. Henry is set to graduate in three years with a perfect 4.0 GPA and has ambitious plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Statistics and Data Science at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Kovalsky was invited by P.J. Zinsner, a member of the men’s lacrosse team earning degrees in Economics and Mathematics. P.J. has an impressive track record, having won the NCAA’s Elite 90 Award, being his team’s AD Scholar-Athlete, and completing an internship with a commercial real estate development company. In the coming year, P.J. will utilize his fifth year of eligibility and complete UNC’s Master of Accounting program. See the full announcement for full details!
A heartfelt thank you to Boyce and Shahar for their invaluable mentorship of UNC’s best and brightest!