Raleigh, N.C. -- During the month of April, Meredith College athletics will highlight the senior student-athletes who will miss their much deserved Senior Day this spring.
An Apex, N.C., native and four-year lacrosse defender, Ansley Harris made her mark in the classroom as much as on the field. A student in Meredith's dual-degree engineering program with neighboring institution N.C. State, Ansley is a four-time recipient of the athletic department's Vice-President Scholar-Athlete award with a 4.0 grade point average, and she maintains the same standard in her classes across the street. She's earned Dean's List honors each of her semesters as well.
Ansley is a Legacy Scholar, the highest academic honor for incoming freshman, and honors scholar, which includes both financial and curricular benefits. Ansley won the Vivian Kraines Mathematics Competition and received Meredith's Vallie Tillotson Nelson Award as both a freshman and sophomore for outstanding work in mathematics.
Ansley is a member of Pi Mu Epsilon, participated in Engineers Without Borders, and volunteers time as an English teacher to Spanish speakers.
In addition to time in the classroom, Ansley collected 34 ground balls, forced 23 turnovers, and grabbed three draw controls in her 51 matches played. Traditionally a defender, Ansley scored two goals for the Avenging Angels last spring as well.
Special Meredith lacrosse notes from Ansley
Favorite lacrosse memory: sunrises during morning practices
What you'll miss most: being on a team that pushes you to be better every day
Advice to underclassmen: take advantage of every moment
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Amber Kirby, track
Courtney Kline, softball
Victoria Bueti, golf
Natalie Purcell, lacrosse
Gianna Buccellato, softball
Brittney Brown, tennis
Essence Thomas, track & field
Cecilia Coleman, softball
Henley Peatross, lacrosse
Brittany Wartman, lacrosse