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AIC Athletes Leap to Top of Class

Johnni Dideriksen and Bryony Parker

MAY 29, 2013

Commencement is a time to celebrate the achievements of all AIC students who have earned their degrees. But it's also a time to honor those who have achieved special distinction during their time here. To that end, we'd like to tip our hats to two student–athletes - this year's valedictorian and salutatorian - who have gone above and beyond in their time at AIC.

Johnni Dideriksen, an economics major and rugby player from Denmark, graduated as valedictorian and maintained a 4.0 GPA - all while participating in a number of other extracurricular activities, including being involved in student government, volunteering to be a summer orientation leader, and working as a peer mentor.

Bryony Parker, a psychology and communications double major from England, graduated as salutatorian - an achievement even more impressive given the multiple surgeries she endured while recovering from a knee injury she suffered playing soccer her sophomore year. Her soccer dreams aren't dashed, however, as she hopes to continue playing for AIC while pursing a graduate degree in clinical psychology.

Congratulations, Johnni and Bryony! You truly exemplify what it means to be student–athletes. Thanks for setting a great example and making AIC proud.

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