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March 24, 2014

Field Hockey Team Earns National Academic Honor

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The field hockey team has earned a spot on the 2013 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I National Academic Team Award list. The award recognizes institutions that have achieved a team GPA of 3.0 or higher during the first semester of the 2013-14 academic year. Katelyn Arnold ’17 (Coopersburg, Pa.), Aliza Furneaux ’17 [...]

Nicola Coakley ’15 and Kidane Kinney ’15

March 3, 2014

Nicola Coakley ’15 and Kidane Kinney ’15 Explore Urban Studies around the World

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For Nicola Coakley ’15 (Devon, Pa.) and Kidane Kinney ’15 (Staten Island, N.Y.), their semester abroad did not involve just one country, but four. “Sao Paulo was a very busy city, which reminded me a lot of New York City,”  says Kinney, who is majoring in international affairs. ”I loved the food and samba music there. [...]

Rachel Pena '14

March 3, 2014

Rachel Pena ’14 Wins Patriot League Championship in Weight Throw

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English major Rachel Pena ’14 (Ridgefield Park, N.J.) won the weight throw at the Patriot League Championships last weekend, tossing the weight 18.87 meters and earning a place on the All-Patriot League First Team. She was also one of 11 track and field athletes named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team. To be eligible, a [...]

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

February 4, 2014

92 Students Named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

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From the College’s seven Division I fall sports teams, 92 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 12 honor roll students. [...]

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

December 20, 2013

Mark Ross ’14 and Brad Bormann ’14 Earn Academic All-America Honors

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Mark Ross ’14 (Aliquippa, Pa.) and Brad Bormann ’14 (Flemington, N.J.) have been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division I Football Second Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. They were eligible for the honor after garnering Capital One Academic All-District II Team honors last month. Honorees must be a starter [...]

Brendan Gover ’14

December 16, 2013

Spotted on Campus With … Brendan Gover ’14

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Men’s lacrosse player Brendan Gover ’14 (Somerset, N.J.) discusses the real-world applications of economics, a future career in finance, and the importance of being a well-rounded person. What do you enjoy about your major? It challenges me to think outside the box about abstract concepts that still have relative application to the real world.   [...]

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 [...]