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Leopards Flex Muscles to Help Freshman Move-In Day

Aug. 23, 2007

EASTON, Pa. - The members of the Class of 2011 and their families accepted the help of over 200 Lafayette student-athletes Friday morning during an overcast move-in day. The athletes provided some extra aid, relieving some of the stress and heavy lifting normally associated with moving into a college dorm.

Student-athletes from seven of Lafayette's fall varsity sports participated in the event, hauling everything from refrigerators and televisions to bedding and books.

This marks the eighth straight year the student-athletes volunteered their mornings to help the incoming freshmen. The College's Office of Student Residence and the Lafayette football program started the tradition in August 1999.

Teams that donated their time and energy included football, volleyball, field hockey, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's cross country and cheerleading. Each athlete was designated an area and time slot on campus and student-athletes wore shirts to identify themselves as part of the move-in staff.

Several of the college's fraternities and sororities also participated.

The class of 2011 will have a weekend of freshman orientation before fall classes commence on Aug. 27 for the entire Lafayette student body.