Nov. 16, 2007
EASTON, Pa. - Seniors Katie Schultes and Jaryd Freedman will be honored at the Maroon Club Hall of Fame Dinner on Nov. 16 as the 2007 Scholar-Athletes of the Year. Schultes, a member of the track and field team, earned the female honor, while Freedman, a member of the swim team, was chosen as the male recipient.
Schultes, a Biology major, boasts success in both the classroom and on the track. A member of the women's cross country and track and field teams, she maintains a 3.70 and has earned a spot on the Dean's List and the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll every semester at Lafayette. In addition, she holds the distinction of being a Marquis Scholar and also had the opportunity to complete her senior thesis with Professor Grace Reynolds. Schultes also has other academic pursuits, including serving as an Academic Resource Center peer mentor and completing two internships in the medical field.
Schultes' accomplishments on the track have been no less impressive. This season, she was named captain of the cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field teams. Her cross country accolades include earning a spot on the 2005 All-Patriot League Second Team and holding the third best time on the Lafayette cross country course. In track and field, she is the current school record holder in the indoor 5000 meter and second in the indoor 3000 meter. Schultes was also a member of the 2006 outdoor 4 x 800 meter relay team that holds the number two spot in the Lafayette record book.
A Biochemistry major, Freedman currently holds a 3.95 GPA and is a three-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll recipient. He is a Trustee Scholar as well as a Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipient and earned the James F. Bryan '40 Excellence Award in 2007. A Student Advisory Athletic Committee Member since 2004, Freedman served as a Peer Tutor in 2005 and is the founder and President of the Health Professions Preparatory Club. In addition, he has garnered Athletic Department Academic Honor Roll Gold Level status all six of his semesters on College Hill and has earned a spot on Lafayette College's Dean List all six semesters he has been on College Hill.
Freedman has seen similar success in the pool. A 2007 team captain, he held top-five spots in several events last season and has been a Patriot League Championship participant in each of his three years as a Leopard. He has swum personal best times in every event in which he has participated and earned the 2007 Lafayette Swim Team Spirit Award.
Schultes and Freedman will receive awards in their honor and donations of $1,000 from the Maroon Club will be made to both their academic major and their respective varsity teams.