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Nichols Earns Thomas T. Hoopes Prize Award for Senior Thesis

Photo courtesy of David Silverman.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Lizzy Nichols, a four-time All-Ivy League choice at defense for the Harvard women's soccer team, has been named a recipient of the Thomas T. Hoopes Prize for outstanding scholarly work or research.  Nichols is one of 89 students to be honored with the award from Harvard.

The Weatherhead Center awarded research grants in the spring of 2009 to support senior thesis research abroad for these students. Each presented her or his research in our annual Undergraduate Associate Thesis Conference in February 2010.   Nichols received the award for her submission entitled, “Creating an Espace Propre in La Goutte D'Or: Creativity, Agency, and Dignity in a Multicultural Parisian Neighborhood.”  Nichols also won the History & Literature department's most distinguished thesis prize.

Nichols, a co-captain of the Crimson last fall, was one of 10 finalists for the prestigious Lowe's Senior CLASS Award and is a three-time Academic All-Ivy League honoree.  Nichols was also a finalist for the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup and earned two nods to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District team.