Engineering alum nominated for ESPY Award

Kendall Gretsch, who earned a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering in 2014, has been nominated for ESPN's 23rd annual ESPY Awards.

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Gretsch, a world-class triathlete who now lives in Madison, Wis., was nominated for the Best Female Athlete with a Disability. Gretsch has been undefeated in every event she's competed in since May 2014.

The ESPY awards highlight the best of the best in sports.

While a senior at WashU, Gretsch was part of a student team that developed a robotic prosthetic arm for a teenage girl who had lost part of her arm in an accident. Using a 3-D printer, the three students created a robotic prosthetic arm out of pink plastic for a total cost of $200, a fraction of the price of standard prosthetics, which start at $6,000.