Converse Celebrates Weisiger Cup and Scholarship Recipients
The Weisiger Outstanding Scholar-Athlete Scholarship and The Weisiger Cup were created through a generous endowment established by Mr. and Mrs. Edward I. Weisiger (Agnes Binder ’63).
Weisiger Outstanding Scholar-Athletes
Each year, our Weisiger Outstanding Scholar-Athletes are selected from the incoming freshmen class. Recipients of this scholarship have a proven record of academic success, aspire to major and pursue careers in the sciences, and are dedicated to playing an NCAA Division II sport during their college career. Congratulations to the following recipients:
2020-21 Weisiger Scholar-Athletes
Emorie Thrasher ’24, Track and Field (Major: Biology)
Anna Klasson ’24, Tennis (Major: Biology)
Ayanna Parker 24, Basketball (Major: Biology)
2019-20 Weisiger Scholar-Athletes
Jovana Mitic ’23, Swimming (Major: Mathematics, Nisbet Honors)
Olivia Nevin ’22, Field Hockey (Major: Biology)
The Weisiger Cup
The Weisiger Cup for both of our 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 recipients was presented this year at our 2021 Founder’s Day celebration. Both Shakori Jennings-Shuler ’20 and Izzy Fangman ’21 were honored. Converse’s Weisiger Cup recipients have a proven record of leadership, academic achievement and community-building skills.
Congratulations to our Weisiger Cup recipients:
2019-20 recipient – Shakori Jennings-Shuler ’20 (Major: Theater, minor: Hispanic Studies}
2020-21 recipient – Isabel (Izzy) Fangman ’21 (Major: Biology, Nisbet Honors)
Shakori Jennings-Shuler ’20
2019-2020 recipient Shakori Jennings-Shuler ’20 was a member of the Converse women’s basketball team for four years. She was also involved in many clubs and organizations, serving as the Vice Chair of the Honor Board, Social Media Chair for our African American Association of Students, and served as the first Converse Fellowship of Christian Athletes president.
Shakori was a role model for other students and as theatre major, she brought to all that she did a sense of the vibrant role theatre plays in the world. Shakori was also the senior representative assistant of the Palmetto Players. Shakori was the recipient of the Religious Life Award, and the Excellence in Performance Theatre Award.
Shakori is currently a graduate student at the University of South Carolina.
Isabel (Izzy) Fangman ’21
2020-2021 recipient, Isabel Fangman ’21 (Nisbet Honors), was a member of the women’s soccer team during her four years at Converse. Izzy has been a part of the Nisbet Honors Program, Model Programs, and she was on the Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll.
She and Dr. Jennifer Hawk received a grant from South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) for their research project “Analyzing the Seasonal Change of the Heavy Metal Sediment Content in Wynyah Bay at Hobcaw Barony Heritage Preserve.”