June 24, 2018

Meet Mary Travers - Tufts Field Hockey

Mary Travers - Tufts Courtesy of Tufts Sports Information

Tufts' nominee for the NCAA’s Woman of the Year Award, Mary Travers earned so many academic honors that they didn’t fit in the extensive space provided for that category on the nomination form.

Travers will pursue a master’s degree in arts and religion at Yale University starting in the fall after graduating from Tufts with a bachelor’s degree in art history and French Literature. In 2018, Travers was a Tisch Library Undergraduate Research Award honoree, earned the Art and Art History Prize for academic achievement and research, the Adrian M. Misic Prize Fund Award for academic, athletic and community achievement, and was an Honor Civicus Society honoree for civic engagement and leadership.

Travers, a four-time Dean’s List student, was a speaker at the TEDx Tufts Conference and studied abroad at La Sorbonne in Paris, France in the spring of 2017. Her Senior Honors Thesis: “Catalogue and Interdisciplinary Study of Tufts University Ms. 2 Hours of the Virgin”, is an examination of a late medieval book of hours and is the first published study and codification of this manuscript. A NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad selection all four years, she was also honored with the Tisch Fund for Civic Engagement in 2017 and the Meghan A. Carleton Grant.

Travers was a two-time NFHCA All-American and two-time All-NESCAC First Team honoree. She helped the Jumbos make four NESCAC Tournament appearances, winning the title in 2016 and advancing to the NCAA Championship game that same season.

The Princeton, New Jersey native was president of the Protestant Students Association in 2017 and the organization’s publicity director in 2015-16. She was a member of the Interfaith Student Council, the social media consultant for the Tufts Art Gallery, and a tour guide for Tufts Admissions. She also worked as an intern at the Museum of Fine Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Tufts University Art Gallery.