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Seven Lafayette Student-Athletes Receive Honors Convocation Awards

April 28, 2003

EASTON, Pa. ( - Seven Lafayette student-athletes from six different sports received college honors convocation awards at a ceremony on Sunday.

Women's soccer standout Megan Ramsey headlined the student-athlete award winners. The junior defender had a banner year on and off the playing field. She was named to the All-Patriot League Second Team and also garnered Second Team Verizon District II Academic All-America honors. Ramsey accepted the prestigious James F. Bryant '40 Excellence Award given to the Lafayette junior who meets the standards of excellence by demonstrating high academic achievement, lettering in at least one varsity sport and actively participating in community service.

Another women's soccer letterwinner, senior Sarah Harting, received the Rexroth Prize in German and the Outstanding Senior Award in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. The Rexroth Prize is given annually to the student who shows meritorious achievement in German.

Sophomore Meghan Jackson, a member of the Lafayette volleyball squad, took home the Jean Corrie Poetry Award for her work "Spare Telephone Poles." Jackson recently won the Jean Corrie Poetry competition sponsored by the Department of English.

Men's tennis letterwinner Ryan Collins collected three awards for excellence in science and engineering. The senior now has his named etched on the Luther F. Witmer Prize in the Department of Chemical Engineering, the Charles Duncan Fraser Prize and the Dr. E. L. McMillen - K. K. Malhotra '49 Prize. The Luther F. Witmer Prize is given to the senior with the most outstanding accomplishment in materials science and engineering, the Charles Duncan Fraser Prize to the best-qualified senior for advanced work in materials science and engineering and the Dr. E. L. McMillen - K. K. Malhotra '49 Prize is given to a student with a high cumulative grade point average and high proficiency in the unit operations laboratory.

Senior Mark Brault, a member of the men's track team, received the Willis Roberts Hunt Prize in the Department of Biology given to the senior biology major who the members of the department feel is most deserving.

Women's track and field competitor Kim Miller was awarded the Lehigh Valley Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Award in the Department of Chemical Engineering. The top Leopard in the women's pole vault, Miller is being honored as a senior chemical engineering major with an impressive academic record that has also demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in extracurricular activities.

On the baseball diamond senior Matt Tambellini is a two-time All-Patriot League selection at first base. In the classroom Tambellini was recognized with the Financial Executives Institute Award in the Department of Economics and Business. The honor is given to a student with outstanding academic achievement in accounting or finance. He or she must show the promise of future success and the intent to seek a career in corporate accounting or financial management.