Wolber Awarded the Sonny Carter Scholarship
Emory University junior swimmer Ann Wolber was awarded the Sonny Carter Scholarship, based on her academic, athletic and community achievements during her three years as an Eagle.
The Sonny Carter Scholarship is presented annually to an Emory College of Arts and Sciences junior who demonstrates a commitment to developing his or her full human potential, and who clearly strives to use his or her intellectual, physical, and moral qualities for the common good.
Applicants are evaluated based on academic performance, involvement and leadership in the community, moral qualities supporting the common good and making physical activity a part of his or her everyday life.
Wolber is a four-time NCAA Division III Champion, winning the 200-yard freestyle relay in 2010 and 2012, and the 400-yard freestyle relay in 2011. She has claimed five all-America certificates over her three-year career, and recently recorded all-America honorable mentions in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle at the 2012 NCAA D-III Swimming & Diving Championships in March. Wolber has helped the Eagles to the National Championship in each of her three seasons on the team.
Originally from Sterling, Illinois, Wolber has amassed a 3.69 cumulative grade point average as a biology major. She has claimed CSCAA Scholar All-America honors and been named to the Academic All-UAA team in each of the last two seasons.
While at Emory, Wolber has held a full-time lab position at the Emory Children's Center, where she has researched the effects of stressors on a particular cell line. She has also worked with the Special Olympics, serving as a swim coach for a number of the athletes.
The scholarship is named after Emory alumnus Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter Jr. ('69C, '73M), a soccer player, physician, test pilot and astronaut. The merit based scholarship was established by Mrs. Dana Carter ('70C) and Dr. David Short ('70C), along with other friends and family of Sonny Carter.
The scholarship will provide Wolber with partial tuition for one academic year.