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Andersen and Bauer to Receive 2010-11 Maroon Club Scholar-Athlete Awards

Kelsey Andersen and Stefan Bauer will receive Maroon Club Scholar-Athlete awards on Friday night.
Kelsey Andersen and Stefan Bauer will receive Maroon Club Scholar-Athlete awards on Friday night.

Nov. 18, 2010

EASTON, Pa. - The Lafayette College Maroon Club has announced that seniors Kelsey Andersen and Stefan Bauer have been named the 2010-11 Maroon Club Scholar-Athletes. The awards are presented annually to one male and one female student-athlete who display exemplary skills in the classroom and on the field of competition. Andersen and Bauer will be recognized at tomorrow night's Maroon Club Hall of Fame dinner.

Andersen has previously been honored for her academic and athletic pursuits on both the regional and national levels. A Biology major and field hockey goalkeeper, she boasts a cumulative 3.37 grade-point average and has participated in numerous academic endeavors ranging above and beyond the classroom.

A Dean's List student, Andersen participated in Lafayette's "Ethical and Social issues in Healthcare in the US and UK" course in London during the summer of 2009. While abroad, she held an internship as a pediatric occupational therapist. Andersen's biology research has included an assistantship with Dr. Manuel Ospina-Giraldo of Lafayette's biology department and independent work as an Honors Thesis candidate. She has twice been selected to both the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll selection as well as the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Squad.

On the field, Andersen is an All-America honoree and 2009 Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Year. She has been an integral part of the success of the field hockey team, which has advanced to the Patriot League Tournament in all four of her seasons. A two-year team captain, Andersen ranked fifth in the nation in goals-against average in 2009. She is an active member of Lafayette's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

An Economics & Business major, Bauer has had tremendous success academically and athletically during his time on College Hill. Bauer owns a cumulative 3.61 grade-point average and has earned national recognition with the Leopards' lacrosse program.

Bauer, a Dean's List student, is a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon - the Economics Honor Society - and has studied at the American University in Dubai as a William Jefferson Clinton Scholar. He is also a candidate for a Rhodes Scholarship and a member of the Lafayette Athletic Honor Roll and Patriot League Honor Roll.

On the lacrosse field, Bauer was named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List as a candidate for the top individual honor in collegiate lacrosse by the University Club of Washington, D.C in 2010. He finished that season ranked fifth in the nation in assists per game and 32nd in Division I in points per game. He was the Leopards' second leading scorer and Most Valuable Offensive Player.

Bauer is also active in the Lafayette community as a Peer Mentor. He was also one of only 10 Lafayette students selected to travel to Madagascar to aid Malagasy students in their efforts to apply to American colleges.

In addition to Friday night's presentation of the Scholar-Athlete awards, the Maroon Club will induct five individuals into its Hall of Fame: Brian Ehlers '00, John Ernst '25, Allison Jones '98, Robert Mahr '83 and Michael Whitman '82.

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