Athletes Excelling Beyond the Field

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 [...]

Andrew Shoop ’13

April 23, 2012

Spotted on Campus With… Andrew Shoop ’13

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Quarterback Andrew Shoop ’13 (Danville, Pa.) discusses exploring other cultures as an anthropology and sociology major, staying in shape during the off season, and the importance of leadership. What do you enjoy most about your major? I think what I enjoy most about my major is that I constantly get to learn about other cultures [...]

Jenna Seybert '15

March 25, 2012

Field Hockey Earns National Academic Recognition

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Lafayette’s field hockey team has been named to the 2011 Gladiator SGI/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I National Academic Team. The award recognizes programs that have achieved a team GPA of 3.0 or higher during the first semester of the 2011-12 academic year. Additionally, four individuals were named to the 2011 Gladiator SGI/NFHCA [...]

Gwen Turner ’12

March 22, 2012

Spotted on Campus With…Gwen Turner ’12

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Softball player Gwen Turner ’12 (Danville, Va.) discusses her work with economic development, her role in the My Easton publication, and the importance of teamwork. What do you enjoy about your majors? Economics has always been a challenge, which I enjoy. I have really liked the upper-level electives, Economic Development, and my Economic Healthcare classes. [...]

Joelle Neilson  '12 was named Field Performer of the Meet

February 28, 2012

Joelle Neilson ’12 Takes Patriot League Championships in Triple and Long Jump

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Joelle Neilson ’12 (Philadelphia, Pa.) took first place in both the triple and long jump at the Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championships Feb. 17-19 at Bucknell University. She was named Female Field Performer of the Meet. Neilson, who was also Patriot League Champion in the triple jump during the 2010-11 outdoor track and [...]

Women's cross country

February 24, 2012

Lafayette Student Athletes Boast 3.15 Overall GPA in Fall 2011

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Lafayette student athletes combined to post a 3.15 grade point average during the 2011 fall semester. “Our student-athletes are among the nation’s best in terms of graduation rates and overall academic excellence,” says Bruce McCutcheon, director of athletics. “This fall’s GPA performance is another example of the significant accomplishments made by the students who participate in [...]

Carly Feiro

February 19, 2012

Spotted on Campus With…Carly Feiro ’12

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Carly Feiro ’12 (Mount Vernon, Wash.), a biology major and outfielder on the softball team, discusses her work conserving the environment, research she is presenting at a national conference, and what it’s like being a team captain.    What do you enjoy about your major? I love being able to do field work and being [...]