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GROTON — Celina Antonellis, Class of 2014, was recently honored with the Groton-Dunstable Regional High School Girls and Women in Sports Award.

Antonellis was the valedictorian of her class, as well as the captain of the varsity basketball and softball teams. She was elected class president in her sophomore, junior and senior years and was recruited to play Division 1 softball at Bucknell University.

She played softball all four years at Bucknell and was selected as team captain for her senior season. She helped lead the Bison to a second-place finish in the Patriot League, along with an appearance in the tournament.

Celina was awarded the Pangburn Award for her sportsmanship, fellowship, and contribution to the university, as well as the first-ever Legacy Award for her impact on the softball program. She received Academic All-League and All-District honors.

Celina majored in political science and English, and graduated Summa Cum Laude, with the highest GPA in Bucknell’s graduating class. She was also awarded the Miller Prize for the Most Outstanding Honors Thesis. She was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and was the beatboxer in Bucknell’s only all-female a Capella group, the Silhouettes.

After graduating from Bucknell in 2018, Celina enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she is currently in her second semester. In addition to her studies, Celina is a class representative on the Animal Law Project and works as a research assistant for the Special Master overseeing the NFL concussion litigation.

Athletically, she joined the Penn women’s ice hockey team and ran her first marathon in November. She hopes to qualify for the 2020 Boston Marathon.

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