Senior Mara Zwilling was named a Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, Delaware County Chapter Fall Scholar-Athlete on December 5.
Over the past 56 years, the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame has honored more than 700 gifted athletes who “have made a lasting impact in Pennsylvania through extraordinary athletic achievement and contributions,” according to the organization’s website. The Delaware County Chapter Scholar-Athlete Awards Committee honors outstanding student-athletes, who are nominated by their schools, at its winter sports season awards luncheon.
Mara has been a member of the volleyball team since freshman year, and played basketball and track early on in her athletic career. She was selected for volleyball 2nd Team All Inter-Ac and All-Main Line as a sophomore, 1st Team for both Inter-Ac and Main Line as a sophomore, and was chosen as co-captain for this year’s 1st Team All Inter-Ac. Mara received an Honorable Mention from All-Delco last year, and was named AIS’s Most Valuable Player two years in a row for her junior and senior years.
Her determination and dedication extend beyond the court and into the classroom. Mara has earned numerous academic awards, including for the National Spanish Exam, American Chemical Society, Society of Women Engineers, Rensselaer Mathematics and Science Medal, The Lucy M. Knauer Modern Language Prize, and the University of Chicago Book Award. In addition, she is a member of the executive committee for The Council for the Advancement of Girls — the liaison group between the student body and The Center for the Advancement of Girls — and has played an integral role in organizing Agnes Irwin’s Dig Pink event to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research.
From left to right: Erica Zwilling (mother), Mara Zwilling, Varsity Head Coach Sarah Lawrence