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Recent BME graduate A.J. Rechenmacher is among this year’s UNC Top Ten Scholar-Athletes. This honor recognizes five male and five female seniors who have maintained the highest cumulative grade point averages while representing North Carolina as a member of a varsity team.

A member of the wrestling team, A.J. is majoring in Biomedical and Health Sciences Engineering and minoring in Chemistry. He has been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and named the winner of the Wells Fargo Postgraduate Scholarship. In the Fall, he is attending Duke School of Medicine, as he plans to become an orthopedic surgeon.

When asked who among the faculty had a significant impact in his development and success at Carolina, A.J. chose BME Teaching Assistant Professor Naji Husseini: “He has been an example of selflessly dedicating oneself entirely to a career in all aspects, both big and small,” A.J. said. “This has made a significant impact on how I hope to approach my future career as a doctor.” For the full list of UNC’s Top 10 Scholar-Athletes, visit UNC Tar Heels website here.

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