WFU students named to USA Today All-USA College Academic Team

Two Wake Forest University seniors, Alan Trammell and Jessica Posner, were among 60 students recognized as USA Today’s All-USA College Academic Team winners.

The students were profiled in the Feb. 15 issue of USA Today.

“We honor these students for their academic excellence, as well as their willingness to put those talents to use in their communities and throughout the world,” says Karen Jurgensen, editor of USA Today. Winners were chosen from 682 students nominated by their schools. Judges considered grades, activities, leadership and how students use their intellectual skills outside the classroom.

The 60 winners were divided into three teams. Trammell was one of 20 students named to the second team. Posner was one of 20 students named to the third team.

As a Wake Forest undergraduate, Trammell has conducted research in the Sorbian community of eastern Germany and within the Russian community in Latvia. He is majoring in economics and German. Trammell holds a Reynolds Scholarship at Wake Forest.

Posner, a history major, led the expansion of WISE, the Women’s Initiative for Support and Empowerment, and conducted research at a family-planning clinic in Peru. Posner holds a Carswell Scholarship at Wake Forest.

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