New Canaan's Caitlin Gallagher, a sophomore at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, received the 2012 Archibald MacIntosh Award.

Gallagher is the third women's tennis player to receive this honor in the award's 48-year history. The Beta Rho Sigma alumni society has presented the award in MacIntosh's honor to the top scholar-athlete in the first-year class at Haverford since 1964.

Gallagher was a valuable contributor on the 2012 squad that secured Haverford's first postseason triumph in program history as she led the team in singles victories with 15 and tied for the team lead in doubles wins with 10.

"I am truly honored and humbled to be the co-recipient of this year's Archibald MacIntosh award," Gallagher said. "While I appreciate that the award recognizes my individual achievements, I could not have been considered for this prestigious award without the assistance and support of my family, coach and teammates, as well as the faculty and administration here at Haverford, all of whom were instrumental in allowing me to achieve the goals that I have set for myself. I also believe the close-knit and caring nature of the Haverford community has brought out the best in me both academically and athletically. I am truly lucky to have the opportunity to attend Haverford, which is not just a college, but an extended family."

Gallagher, a second-team All-Centennial Conference honoree in singles and doubles, ended the season on a 10-game singles win streak on her way to registering the second-best winning percentage (.900) in conference action among all singles players.

"Caitlin Gallagher has been a coach's dream since she arrived at Haverford and made her way to the tennis courts," said head coach Ann Koger. "She has demonstrated leadership on and off of the court and has a good common sense approach to the life of a student-athlete at Haverford. Caitlin is a true team player."

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