Athletes Excelling Beyond the Field

Professor Thomas Bruggink and Brian Davila ’12

October 23, 2012

Prof. Thomas Bruggink Uses World of Sports as His Laboratory

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Sports fans should sit down for this one. Athletes are not overpaid, says Thomas Bruggink, but on average are paid what they contribute to team revenues. Revelations like that wouldn’t really be revelations if the casual observer applied some economic theories to sport. Economists can put many theories to the test by applying them to [...]

Rose Willey '14

October 12, 2012

Spotted on Campus With…Rose Willey ’14

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Cross country runner Rose Willey ’14 (Brookfield, Conn.) discusses traveling to Turkey, her interest in art history, and finding connections between math and economics. What do you enjoy about your major? I am double majoring in mathematics and economics so it’s interesting to see how the two subjects are interrelated.  I also feel like the [...]

Lauren Smedley ’13

September 24, 2012

Lauren Smedley ’13 Selected as Senior CLASS Award Candidate

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Lauren Smedley ’13 (Hamilton, N.J.) has been selected as one of 30 candidates for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate soccer. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence—community, classroom, character, and competition. An acronym for [...]

Jason Marshalek '13

September 11, 2012

Spotted on Campus With… Jason Marshalek ’13

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Civil engineering major Jason Marshalek ’13 (Montoursville, Pa.) discusses academics and the importance of staying focused on the football field. What do you enjoy about your major? I would have to say getting to see the ins and outs of the infrastructure that helps make this country run. One class/professor that every Lafayette student should [...]

Karissa Ciliento ’14 led the volleyball team with a 3.68 GPA. Photo courtesy of Teddy Weiss

August 29, 2012

Spotted on Campus With…Karissa Ciliento ’14

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Volleyball player Karissa Ciliento ’14 (Mahwah, N.J.) talks about finding balance between her economics major and her creativity, Lafayette as a tight-knit community, and the importance of being a role model for her teammates. What do you plan on majoring in and why? I plan on majoring in economics with a minor in film and [...]

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August 17, 2012

Football Program Honored for Exceptional Academics in Patriot League

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Lafayette’s football program has received recognition from the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) as a winner of the Academic Progress Rate (APR) award. The APR award recognizes one institution at each of the 14 FCS conferences that has the highest APR score. “Our association is pleased to present these awards to spotlight [...]

Michael Thompson '12 led the track and field team with a 4.0 GPA.

July 16, 2012

180 Students Named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

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In the College’s 13 Division I spring sports, 180 students were named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. To be eligible for the honor roll, student athletes need to record at least a 3.20 grade point average (GPA) during the semester. Fourteen members of the baseball team were named to the honor roll. Andrew [...]

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July 1, 2012

Samantha Jordan ’13 Receives Pickering Fellowship to Pursue Foreign Affairs in Grad School

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When Samantha Jordan ’13 learned she had won a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship, her aspirations of a career in the Foreign Service took a giant leap forward. “It’s a dream opportunity,” says Jordan (Manassas, Va.), who is majoring in international economics and commerce. As a Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellow, Jordan is eligible [...]

Lafayette women's basketball player Sarah McGorry '12 looks to shoot against Lehigh

June 30, 2012

Sarah McGorry ’12 and Jim Mower ’12 Receive Victory Scholarships to Study in Europe

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Sarah McGorry ’12 and Jim Mower ’12 have each received Victory Scholarships to continue their basketball-playing careers as graduate students in Europe. The Victory Scholarship, sponsored by the nonprofit Sport Changes Lives, is an opportunity to play and coach basketball while participating in a one-year, post-graduate program at an Irish or Northern Irish university. McGorry [...]

Civil engineering major Cara Lyons '11 worked with Kristen Sanford Bernhardt, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, on a project looking at how designing a sustainable building impacts its cost. They put together a model that calculates the total cost of ownership of a building, taking into consideration the savings and added investment from using green technology during construction and throughout the overall life of a structure. Here they look at their work in a computer lab in Acopian Engineering Center.

June 21, 2012

13 Lafayette Teams Receive NCAA Public Recognition Awards

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Thirteen of Lafayette’s 23 varsity teams have received 2011-12 NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program (APP) Public Recognition Awards. The NCAA is honoring 954 Division I teams for their high marks academically, based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rates (APR). These awards are given each year to teams scoring in the top 10 [...]