Our student athletes take their talents to colleges, universities, and professional leagues when they leave Country Day. Please check back on this section as we profile the many athletes playing at the next level.
Our student athletes take their talents to colleges,
universities, and professional leagues when they leave Country
Day. Please check back on this section as we profile the many
athletes playing at the next level.
Amelie Fackenthal, ‘18, is a swimmer at Stanford and a USA
Swimming National Junior team member (2017-18). Amalie is
interested in pursuing a major in Human Biology or Psychology at
She is a Freshman member of the Stanford Swimming and Diving Team
and just won both the 2019 PAC-12 Championship and the 2019 NCAA
Division 1 National Championship. At the NCAA Championship,
she earned five All-American honors, placing 13th
individually in the 100 Freestyle, as well as Top 8 in 4 relay
teams, the 200/400 Free Relays and 200/400 Medley Relays.
Yasmin Gupta, ‘18, is majoring in pre-medicine and minoring in
both kinesiology and psychology at Cornell College in Mount
Vernon, Iowa, to which she was accepted on a full-ride basketball
Marigot Fackenthal (‘17) is a sophomore at Cornell University,
majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in
She led Cornell Women’s Fencing Team as the Vice Captain in 2019,
earned NCAA Fencing National Championship Institutional
Alternate status and was inducted into Cornell University’s “400
Club” which honors varsity student-athletes who achieve perfect
4.0 semester grade point averages.
Marigot has served as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for
Cornell’s Physics Department as well as for the Mechanical &
Aerospace Engineering Department. She is also working as a
Research Assistant in Cornell’s Bewley Applied Turbulence
Claire started her collegiate career as a swimmer at
Harvard. She was top nationally ranked 15-16 800 LCM FR-R
(8:19.32) (4th for 15-18) and was fourth at the 2014 Summer
Junior Nationals as a lead off.
In 2017, for the first time in the program’s history, the
NCAA-champion Colorado School of Mines men’s cross country team
was named the USTFCCCA Scholar Team of the Year. The Orediggers
earned the honor as the highest-finishing team at NCAA
Championships to have earned All-Academic Team honors with a team
GPA over 3.0. Logan received individual All-Academic honors.
Morgan Bennett-Smith played soccer at Occidental College, where
he was named first-team all-conference
and all-academic his sophomore and junior seasons. After
graduating with a degree in Biology, he moved Saudi Arabia to
attend King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, where
he is earning a master’s in coral genomics at the Red Sea
Robbie Lemons ‘10 received the 2014 Pac-12 Leadership Award, the
highest honor for student-athletes in the Pac-12.
Robbie graduated from Stanford with a degree in economics and is
studied public policy in graduate school. He was a two-time
first-team All-Academic selection and was also the recipient of
the Peter Sauer Most Inspirational Player Award in 2013-14. A
two-year member of Stanford’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
(SAAC), Robbie was the Executive of Student Welfare on the
committee, and also served as the co-director of external
relations for the Stanford basketball team, coordinating
community service activities and public relations for the team.
He volunteered for Peace Players International in Agros, Cyprus,
where he coached children from both Northern and Southern Cyprus,
two territories embroiled in conflict. He also received Honors
Court accolades from the National Association of Basketball
Coaches and the Stanford Alumni Award of Excellence.
Robbie now serves as the manager of Basketball Administration
with the Sacramento Kings.