Scovel completed a capstone on women in sports media and will build on that project while in the U.K. She said her thesis will assess the representation of women in sports media during the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics, comparing how the coverage of women has changed over the past 12 years.
Scovel noted the support she got from a number of AU faculty and staff, including Coach Davin.
"I also would not be a Fulbright finalist without the constant support from Mark Davin," she said. "Mark always encouraged me to pursue my academic passions, and he was also willing to work with me to make sure that my swimming commitments did not prevent me from becoming involved with the journalism community on campus or other academic organizations.
"Mark's guidance and encouragement has allowed me to develop into a student-athlete who takes pride in both parts of that term."