PHILADELPHIA -- Swarthmore College student-athletes Kathryn Stockbower '11 (women's basketball), Maithili Parikh '10 (badminton) and Sterling Satterfield '10 (men's swimming) have all been selected as Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Stars for their respective winter sports, the paper announced on Wednesday.
Stockbower was recognized as the women's basketball Performer of the Year, becoming the ninth Swarthmore student-athlete to receive Performer of the Year accolades and first women's basketball player. She joins Rachel Wallwork '10 (women's tennis), Caitlin Mullarkey '09 (track & field, women's soccer) Erin Heaney '09 (volleyball), Vernon Chaplin ’07 (cross country), Reuben Heyman-Kantor ’06 (men’s soccer), Ian McCormick ’08 (men’s basketball), Frank Mazzucco ’08 (men’s lacrosse) and Eric Zwick ’07 (golf) as Performer of the Year winners.
In order to be eligible for the All-Star team, an athlete must be of sophomore athletic standing, have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better, and be a starter or key reserve.
Stockbower (Fort Washington, Pa./Upper Dublin) had a tremendous 2009-10 campaign that saw her lead the Centennial Conference in rebounding (13.5 rpg), finish second in scoring (17.7 ppg), third in shooting percentage (51.2) while finishing seventh in the nation in rebounding average. For the 2009-10 season, Stockbower finished with a Centennial Conference-leading 22 double-doubles while scoring in double-figures in all 25 of the Garnet's games. For her career, Stockbower has 64 double-doubles - just 15 shy of the NCAA Division III record - while scoring in double-figures in a Centennial Conference-record 72 consecutive games.
For her performance on the court and in the classroom, Stockbower received a host of awards: ESPN the Magazine/CoSida Academic All-America, WBCA State Farm Coaches' All-America Honorable Mention, D3Hoops.com All-America Fourth Team and First Team All-Centennial Conference.
Parikh (Mumnai, India - Dhirubhai Ambani International School) finished her Swarthmore career as one of the most decorated badminton players in program history. During the 2009-10 season, she teamed up with partner Kimberly Kramer to win the women's Mid Atlantic Classic and Main Line doubles tournament while finishing as the Mid-Atlantic singles runner-up. She also competed in both the singles and doubles National Badminton Championships from the University of Maryland.
Satterfield (Durham, N.C. - Charles E. Jordan) was one of the top individual male swimmers on a Garnet squad that
captured second place in the Centennial Conference. Satterfield earned a team-high three individual medals at the Centennial Championships in February, taking silver in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:08.76) and bronze in the 200-yard medley relay (1:37.97) and 100-yard breaststroke (59.88).