Athletes Excelling Beyond the Field

Mark Ross '14 heads for the end zone. Photo by Kenya Allen

December 2, 2013

Mark Ross ’14 Named Patriot League Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year

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Mark Ross ’14 (Aliquippa, Pa.) has been named the 2013 Patriot League Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He heads a group of three Lafayette student-athletes named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team. An economics major, Ross won Capital One Academic All-District II honors in 2012 and 2013 and was also named to the 2012 FCS [...]

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October 24, 2013

Athletics Program Has Second-Highest Graduation Success Rate Nationally

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Lafayette’s athletics program has the second-highest graduation success rate (GSR) as announced in the NCAA’s annual report. The College boasted a 98 percent GSR overall for its 18 sports measured and 14 Lafayette programs registered a graduation rate of 100 percent. The NCAA’s GSR includes transfer students and student-athletes who leave in good academic standing, [...]

Derrick Hargwood ’14 works in a lab at West Innovations Concepts.

September 26, 2013

Derrick Hargwood ’14 Explores Design Engineering at West Pharmaceutical Services

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Mechanical engineering major Derrick Hargwood ’14 (Metuchen, N.J.) got hands-on experience in his field as an intern at the product design and innovation center of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. in Washington, N.J. During a summer internship, Hargwood learned about the design process and took part in brainstorming sessions, made and tested prototypes, and then refined [...]

Jared Mintz

July 25, 2013

Jared Mintz ’11 Receives Victory Scholarship to Study and Play Basketball in Ireland

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Jared Mintz ’11 will study and play basketball at the University of Ulster in Jordanstown, Northern Ireland, during the 2013-14 academic year through a Victory Scholarship from the Sports Changes Lives Foundation. The foundation allows student-athletes to continue their athletic and academic careers by playing on a collegiate team and studying in a graduate program at an [...]

David Kafafian ’13 led the golf team with a 4.0 GPA this spring.

July 1, 2013

167 Students Named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

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In the College’s 13 Division I spring sports, 167 students were named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. To be eligible for this distinction, student athletes need to record at least a 3.20 grade point average (GPA) during the semester. Twelve members of the baseball team claimed places on the honor roll, which is [...]

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June 6, 2013

Leopard Student-Athletes Receive National Academic Recognition

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Sixteen of Lafayette’s 23 Division I sports have received 2012-13 NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program Public Recognition Award. The awards are given to teams scoring in the top 10 percent of Academic Progress Rates (APR), the NCAA’s measure of academic achievement for every Division I sports team. Each of Lafayette’s 16 teams honored participate [...]

PARDees student-athletes

May 24, 2013

Four Student-Athletes Honored for Excellence

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The PARDees, Lafayette’s senior student-athlete awards ceremony, were held Thursday evening at the Williams Center for the Arts. More than 100 student-athletes and their families celebrated the close of the Class of 2013′s competitive careers. Four seniors stood out from the pack. Tony Johnson (Folsom, Calif.), Deanna DiCroce (Doylestown, Pa.), Blake Fink (Westhampton, N.J.) and Emily Valeo (Norristown, Pa.) took home the top honors as [...]

Jordan Parsons '13

March 25, 2013

Spotted on Campus with … Jordan Parsons ’13

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Softball infielder Jordan Parsons ’13 (San Marcos, Calif.) discusses how her studies in government and law have changed the way she interprets information, how Lafayette has molded her into a better student and person, and the importance of being a role model to her teammates. Why did you choose Lafayette?  How is that reason relevant [...]

Andrew Santomauro ’14

February 26, 2013

Spotted on Campus With … Andrew Santomauro ’14

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Baseball player Andrew Santomauro ’14 (North Caldwell, N.J.) discusses why he likes studying government and law, building earthquake-resistant structures, and the importance of hustle on and off the field. Why did you choose to attend Lafayette? I chose Lafayette because of its prestigious academic curriculum along with its small community size.   What do you [...]

Cross Country

February 26, 2013

Cross Country Receives All-Academic Honors

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The men’s and women’s cross country teams have earned all-academic status from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Lafayette’s men combined for a 3.18 cumulative grade-point average, while the women posted a 3.23 GPA. To qualify for USTFCCCA team honors, the squad must have had a cumulative team GPA of 3.0 [...]