Four from Athletics Receive Tufts Alumni Association Senior Awards

MEDFORD - Four Tufts University student-athletes were among 12 students in all who were presented 2017 Tufts University Alumni Association Senior Awards on Saturday night (Apr. 8).

Instituted in 1955, the Senior Awards recognize members of the senior class for academic achievement, participation in campus and community activities, and leadership. Football's Chance Brady, Swimming's Amanda Gottschalk, Tennis' Kevin Kelly and Cross Country / Track's Tim Nichols received their awards at the Cabot Intercultural Center.


Brady is a Hstory major with an Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies minor from Haverhill, Massachusetts. He was a four-year football player at Tufts, where he was honored as an All-American, two-time team MVP, two-time All-New England, All-East, two-time NESCAC Offensive Player of the Year, Gridiron Club Player of the Year, Gold Helmet Player of the Year, captain, and more. Additionally, Brady was a Tufts BLAST Scholar whose Tufts athletic and academic career was a transformative experience that he’ll always cherish.

From Lake Forest, Illinois, Gottschalk is a Quantitative Economics and Psychology double major. She was a tri-captain of the women's swimming & diving team and earned All-American honors in the pool. She is an avid Leonard Carmichael Society (LCS) volunteer. She served as co-president of LCS for 2016 and as treasurer from the fall of 2014 to the winter of 2015. She continues to volunteer through the LCS Special Friends program. Gottschalk will be joining Deloitte Consulting as a strategy and operations analyst.

An International Relations and Chinese double major, Kelly is from Ashburn, Virginia and is a tri-captain of the men's tennis team. He is a former resident assistant, Academic and Community Engagement Fellow (ACE Fellow) and member of the Leonard Carmichael Society (LCS) group Best Buddies. Kelly was selected for the NESCAC All-Academic and All-Sportsmanship Teams. One of his favorite experiences at Tufts was working on a small research team led by a Fletcher School Ph.D. candidate that analyzed the patterns of past revolutionary movements. Next year Kelly will be working as an analyst at the Amundsen Group, a health-care consulting company.

Nichols majors in Biology and Anthropology and comes from North Lima, Ohio. Throughout his four years at Tufts, he has had an outstanding career as a member and captain of the cross country and track teams. In the fall, he was selected as the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He won the NCAA indoor championship in the 5,000 meters in March and was third at the NCAA cross country race in November. After graduation, he plans to spend some time working before applying to medical school.

Press release courtesy of the Tufts Alumni Association