While it’s far from uncommon for Mount Aloysius athletes to be equally as dedicated to their time in the classroom as they are to practicing their sport, it isn’t every day that you get two consecutive conference award winners from the same major.

Emily Goldyn, ‘19, who played singles and doubles tennis, double-majored in criminology and psychology and won the 2018-2019 AMCC Woman of the Year award. Katie Mirance, ‘20, majored in criminology and minored in English and sociology and was the recipient of the 2019-2020 AMCC Woman of the Year award.

Both women made the Dean’s List every semester during their time at Mount Aloysius, and both were members of Chi Alpha Sigma, the National Collegiate Athlete Honor Society.

As graduates, their futures are looking bright, as well.

Emily now works for the FBI. Katie will attend the University of Delaware on a full scholarship with a graduate assistantship, where she received accelerated acceptance into the Ph.D. program for sociology.

“It is an incredible honor for the department to have Emily and Katie as alumni,” said Elizabeth Mansley, professor of criminology at MAC.

“Katie and Emily took full advantage of multiple departmental programs, including the Inside Out program, internships, and research projects with the faculty. Both of these women are pursuing careers that promote social justice, and I think their success demonstrates our department’s commitment to preparing students to become servant leaders. It’s really important to celebrate women’s success in a traditionally male-dominated field.”