Marly Pineda, who died Monday afternoon in a collision at Kelton Street and Commonwealth Avenue, completed a master's in exercise and sport science this year at Smith College, two years after earning a BA in education and child study there, according to a remembrance posted on the Smith Web site.
Pineda,24 and a native of Bosque Farms, NM, was working as the interim head coach at the Cambridge Master’s Swim Club and was serving as a volunteer coach on the swim team at Harvard. At Smith, she set records as a member of the swimming team.
“This is clearly a great loss for us all," said Kim Bierwert, coach of the Smith swimming and diving team. "Marly was a great force in our lives and lived life to its fullest, giving much more than most people give in a lifetime let alone in 20-some-odd years. We will miss her, and she will live on in us all. Her contributions and ability to give were unmatched."