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Bormann Named Pepper Prize Winner

May 12, 2014

Bormann's Pepper Prize Resume | Maroon Club Scholar-Athlete of the Year | Academic All-America Team

EASTON, Pa. -- Senior Brad Bormann, a three-year starter on the Lafayette football team, has been selected as the George Wharton Pepper Prize winner.

The prize, which is awarded annually to the Lafayette senior "who most nearly represents the Lafayette ideal," was established in 1923 by George Wharton Pepper H'22, a U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, attorney, and founding member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. In his gift, Pepper noted that the "ideal" Lafayette student combines a "sound academic record" with "noteworthy participation in College activities and student life."

Bormann, who served as a team captain in 2014, helped guide the Leopards to a Patriot League championship in 2014 and the program's fourth NCAA Playoff berth. His athletic prowess has been eclipsed only by his academic success as a Biology major with an English minor who maintains a 3.82 overall grade-point average.

The Academic All-American's community service initiatives include work with the elderly and Bormann's campus involvement saw him participate in leadership development programs while also serving as a Peer Mentor.  

As the Pepper Prize winner, Bormann will address the Class of 2014 at Lafayette's Commencement on May 24. Following graduation, he will participate in the Teach For America program in New Jersey for two years before attending medical school.