Athletes Excelling Beyond the Field

Field hockey midfielder Emily Valeo competes against Colgate

February 4, 2013

75 Students Named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

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From the College’s seven Division I fall sports teams, 75 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 during the semester. The men’s and women’s cross country teams combined for nine honor roll students. [...]

Abby Floyd-Jones ’14 swims the back stroke

January 31, 2013

Spotted on Campus With … Abby Floyd-Jones ’14

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Swimmer Abby Floyd-Jones ’14 (West Chester, Pa.) discusses making promotional videos for a USA Network executive, her economics and policy studies classes, and the importance of having a support system in and out of the pool. Why did you choose Lafayette? Ironically, I initially refused to look at Lafayette because both my parents are alumni [...]

Rose Willey '14

January 25, 2013

Student-Athletes Recognized for Academic Excellence

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A total of 343 Lafayette student-athletes were recognized with Athletic Department honors for the fall semester. Sixty-six percent of the College’s 517 student-athletes earned higher than a 3.0 GPA, including 16 with a perfect 4.0. The academic honor roll is separated into a gold level with GPA’s of 3.80 and above, silver from 3.50 to [...]

Madeline Fahan ’14

December 18, 2012

Spotted on Campus With…Madeline Fahan ’14

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Basketball student-athlete Madeline Fahan ’14 (Ventura, Calif.) discusses economics, studying art and culture in Italy, and the importance of doing the small things well on the court. Why did you choose Lafayette? I am from Southern California and wanted to go to school on the East Coast to get a new experience. I was looking [...]

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 [...]