Albert Award Female Nominees Announced

May 14, 2015

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EASTON, Pa. - The female nominees for the Charles L. Albert '08 award were announced Thursday and includeBrittany Blassfrom field hockey,Emily Homanfrom women's basketball,Megan Kaveneyfrom swimming,Brittany Powellfrom track and field and Danielle Towslee from volleyball. The winner will be announced on Thursday, May 21, at the 2015 PARDees.

The PARDees, which begins with the red carpet walk at 4 p.m., will be hosted by Gary Laubach of the Lafayette Sports Network and Susan Averett, an Economics professor and Lafayette's NCAA Faculty Representative.

2015 PARDees - Nominees
Class of 1913 Trophy (Female Nominees)
Class of 1913 Trophy (Male Nominees)
Albert Award (Female Nominees)
Albert Award (Male Nominees)

Four graduating seniors will receive special recognition as the Charles L. Albert, Class of 1908 Awards and the Class of 1913 Trophies will be presented at the event. One male and one female senior student-athlete will win each honor, which are voted upon by Lafayette's head coaches and athletic administration.

The Albert Award is presented annually to the senior male and female student-athletes at Lafayette who are judged to be the most outstanding athlete. The 1913 Trophy is presented annually to the senior male and female student-athletes who have attained the greatest distinction both as an athlete and a scholar.

The final announcement of the male nominees for the Albert award will be announced on May 19.

The 2015 female nominees for the Charles L. Albert '08 award:

Brittany Blass, Field Hockey: 3.39 grade-point average in Biochemistry, one of the most decorated players in program history, 2011 Patriot League Rookie of the Year, First-Team All-Patriot League all four years, earned Regional All- American status her final three seasons, selected to play in the NFHCA Senior All-Star game, winner of the Maroon Club Scholar-Athlete award, actively involved with a number of on-campus groups and activities most recently including bring Clint Bruce to campus as a speaker and acting as the Oaks Leadership Academy Intern.

Emily Homan, Basketball: 3.56 grade-point average in Geology, winner of the Ted and Georgia Metropolis Prize in Geology for 2014, a top-30 candidate for the NCAA Senior CLASS award in 2015, twice named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, named to the All-Patriot League Second Team in 2014 and the All-Patriot League First Team in 2015, winner of the Patriot League Rookie of the Year award in 2011, also participates on campus as a member of the following groups: Academic Tutoring, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Oaks Leadership Academy, volunteers at Paxinosa Elementary School.

Megan Kaveney, Swimming: 3.37 grade-point average in Psychology with a minor in Health and Life Studies, set five school records in the 200 Free relay, 400 Free relay, 800 Free relay, 200 Medley relay and the 400 Medley relay, has seven performances in the All-Time Top-10 (1st -- 200 Free relay split, 2nd -- 100 Free relay split, 2nd -- 50 Free, 2nd -- 100 Free, 4th -- 50 Free relay split, 8th -- 100 Fly, 8th -- 200 Free), a three-time selection as Lafayette swimming's Most Valuable Performer, four-time Most Valuable Swimmer by class year, 2012 Outstanding First Year swimmer, a four-time Patriot League finalist.

Brittany Powell, Track and Field: 3.35 grade-point average in Child Development and Social Justice with a minor in Africana Studies, the 2015 Patriot League champion in the Indoor Long Jump also earning her First-Team All-League honors, the school record holder in the Indoor Long Jump (19' 5 ¼") and Outdoor Triple Jump (39' 5 ¼"), selected to the Patriot League All-Academic Team for the indoor season in 2015, earned All-East Honors with a sixth-place finished at the 2015 ECAC championships, earned Second-Team all-League honors twice in the outdoor season in the Long Jump and as part of the 4 x 100m Relay (2nd place finishes), took second at the Indoor championships in the Triple Jump in 2013, a four-time Eastern/ECAC Championships qualifier -- Long Jump (Indoor and Outdoor 2015) and 4 x 100m Relay (2013 and 2015), the female winner of the 2015 Otis Ellis Award, winner of the LVAIAW award for Outstanding Female Field Event, second in school history in the Outdoor Long Jump, Indoor Triple Jump and 4 x 100m Relay, plans on participating in Teach For America following graduation, member of the Dean's List in the Fall of 2013 and 2014, named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in the spring of 2012 and 2014, participated as a n Intern and Tutor at the Easton Area Neighborhood Center and as a Tutor at American Reads America Counts.

Danielle Towslee, Volleyball: 3.33 grade-point average in Economics with a minor in Government & Law, finished her Lafayette career third in aces per set, fourth in blocks per set, fifth in total blocks and 11th in total aces, four-year starter and letterwinner.