CAVS at the Next Level

Overview

Country Day Athletes at the Next Level

Our student athletes take their talents to colleges, universities, and professional leagues when they leave Country Day. Please check back on this section as we profile the many athletes playing at the next level.

Our student athletes take their talents to colleges, universities, and professional leagues when they leave Country Day. Please check back on this section as we profile the many athletes playing at the next level.

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Amelie Fackenthal ‘18 – Stanford

Amelie Fackethal, ‘18, is a swimmer at Stanford and a USA Swimming National Junior team member (2017-18).

In her first collegiate meet, she won the 50 free (23.14) and 100 fly (53.46). In January 2019, she also won the 50 free (22.78) at No. 20 Arizona and the the 100 free (49.53) and 100 fly (53.83) at Arizona State.

Stanford athlete profile

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Yasmin Gupta ‘18 – Cornell College

Yasmin Gupta, ‘18, is majoring in pre-medicine and minoring in both kinesiology and psychology at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, to which she was accepted on a full-ride basketball scholarship. 

Cornell College athlete profile

The Octagon Freshman Focus – Yasmin Gupta (published December 8, 2018)

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Jenny Kerbs ‘16 – Vassar

Jenny Kerbs, ‘16, attends Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, where she plays volleyball.  She has become a reliable hitter for the Brewers, playing in 96 of Vassar 106 sets as a sophomore.

Vassar College athlete profile

The Octagon Freshman Focus – Jenny Kerbs (published February 14, 2017)

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Claire Pinson ’15
Swimming — Harvard

Claire started her collegiate career as a swimmer at Harvard. She was top nationally ranked 15-16 800 LCM FR-R (8:19.32) (4th for 15-18) and was fourth at the 2014 Summer Junior Nationals as a lead off.

Harvard Athlete Profile

The Octagon Freshman Focus – Claire Pinson (published January 29, 2016)

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Logan Winfield ‘13 – Colorado School of Mines

Logan Winfield, ‘13, attended Colorado School of Mines, where was a Cross Country distance runner. He graduated with a degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. 

Colorado School of Mines athlete profile

In 2017, for the first time in the program’s history, the NCAA-champion Colorado School of Mines men’s cross country team was named the USTFCCCA Scholar Team of the Year. The Orediggers earned the honor as the highest-finishing team at NCAA Championships to have earned All-Academic Team honors with a team GPA over 3.0. Logan received individual All-Academic honors.

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Morgan Bennett-Smith ‘13 – Occidental

Morgan Bennett-Smith played soccer at Occidental College, where he was named first-team all-conference and all-academic his sophomore and junior seasons. After graduating with a degree in Biology, he moved Saudi Arabia to attend King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, where he is earning a master’s in coral genomics at the Red Sea Research Center.

Occidental College athlete profile

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Robbie Lemons ‘10 — Stanford University

Robbie Lemons ‘10 received the 2014 Pac-12 Leadership Award, the highest honor for student-athletes in the Pac-12. Please click on the press release for more information, and the Pac-12 describes Robbie as follows:

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Alyxandra Vernon ‘10 Swimming — Vanderbilt

Alyxandra Vernon graduated in 2014 from Vanderbilt University with degrees in English and Psychology. As a swimmer at Vanderbilt, Alyx held the second fastest team time in the 200 fly and 200 IM her junior year. She was on the SEC academic honor roll junior and senior year.