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Cassandra Ricketts

Sports Medicine Wonk


Cred CAS/BS, Biochemistry, ‘11

Livelihood Aspiring orthopedic surgeon for sports medicine

Interests Biochemical and molecular biology research, sports medicine, sports psychology, clinical research, social psychology, competitive athletics

Focus AU volleyball team member for four years, captain junior and senior years, led her team to three Patriot League Championships, and three NCAA Division I Tournament First Round appearances

Recent Awards Shanker Premedical Achievement Award 2011; Chemical Society of Washington's College Chemistry Achievement Award 2011; named the 2010 Patriot League Scholar Athlete of the Year; Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Inductee; Stafford H. Cassell Award; and the President's Award 2011

Last Book You Read The Soul of a Doctor, edited by Susan Pories, Sachin H. Jain and Gordon Harper

What Keeps You Up At Night? “Mental planning of the tasks I need to accomplish the next day.”

Hobbies Playing the piano, volleyball, photography, speaking “Spanglish” with her roommates, volunteering in the DC community, meeting new people around this exciting city

Are You a Wonk? “Two weeks ago I planned a volleyball tournament fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis. I organized a fun day in the sun for AU WONKS out on the quad, and all funds made were recently donated to the MS Society. So, in short. Yes.”

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AU Premedical Program
American Chemical Society, College Achievement Award
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