Celena Dopart ’08, a field hockey student-athlete who graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in May with a 4.0 GPA in aerospace engineering, has been selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for the NCAA Division III Academic All-America of the Year award for the Women's At-Large division. She is the first WPI student to win this honor.
Celena combined with her seven senior teammates to post an 11-7 record this past fall. She started all 18 games for WPI this year and netted a pair of goals while doling out a team-best seven assists; overall, she contributed significantly during all four of her years on the field hockey team as WPI reached double-digit wins during in three of her four seasons.
For her senior-year major project, Celena built a miniaturized satellite known as a cube satellite. She travelled to Copenhagen in her junior year to complete her Interactive Qualifying Project, in which students address real problems that lie at the intersection of science, technology, social issues, and human needs. Her project was titled, "Psychological and Practical Factors of Recycling and their Application to an Interactive Recycling Program." During her years at WPI, she was named to the Dean's List multiple times. Celena will attend graduate school at MIT this fall.