Hartford, Conn. – Trinity College junior Peace (Manchester, N.H.) received a Robert R. Bartlett Award from the college for her excellence in athletics and devotion to campus and/or community service at the annual senior athletic banquet earlier this month. Kabari, an All-American thrower in track and field and an all-conference basketball star for the Bantams, helps lead numerous organizations and community service initiatives on campus. The Bantams, coached by John Michael Mason (1st Season), finished 13th in the New England Division III Indoor Championships, 10th in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship Meet, tied for fourth in the New England Division III Outdoor Championships, 11th in the New England Open Outdoor Championships, and tied for 31st in the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships. Trinity women's basketball, led by Head Coach Emily Garner (3rd Season), finished the season with a 19-6 overall record and in fourth place in the league with a 6-4 conference mark. The Bantams qualified for the NESCAC Championship Tournament, but lost, 75-71, in the quarterfinal round.
Kabari earned her United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-American honors in the shot put and USTFCCCA All-Region honors in the discus throw and the spot put in 2018-19. She set a new Trinity record in the shot put with a second-place toss of 49'05.75" at the 2019 NCAA Division III Championships, and won the New England Division III and the New England Open Outdoor Championship titles in the event. Kabari placed second in the shot put NESCAC Championship Meet, while winning that event and finishing second in the discus throw at three different invitational meets this spring. Kabari, who also earned USTFCCCA All-Region shot put accolades the last two winters, despite competing in just a couple of meets each year after the conclusion of her basketball season, and in the springs of 2016 and 2017, has scored at championships meets eight times in three seasons. She holds all-time Trinity records in both the indoor and outdoor shot put
Kabari averaged 11.2 points for the Bantam basketball squad and led the squad with 7.1 rebounds per game (5th in NESCAC) to earn All-NESCAC Second Team honors. Kabari is one of the conference's best defenders, leading the league with 2.6 steals per game while averaging 1.3 blocks per contest (7th in NESCAC). Kabari also led the team and was second in the NESCAC in assists, averaging four per game, and shot just under 47% from the floor. She also finished the year with six double-doubles, highlighted by a career-high 28 points and 11 rebounds in Trinity's quarterfinals game versus Middlebury.
Despite such a rigorous schedule in academics and athletics, Kabari also found time to serve as a mentor for Trinity's first-generation college students. A born leader, she is also a Pride mentor for incoming Trinity students and a member of the Citi Women's Mentorship Program. Kabari is active in the foreign entities sector of Trinity's Investment Club and on its Multicultural Affairs Council. A graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, Kabari is majoring in political science at Trinity. She is the daughter of Monday and Kornebari Kabari.