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Berry and Bormann Named Maroon Club Scholar-Athletes

Dec. 17, 2013

EASTON, Pa. - Seniors Lauren Berry and Brad Bormann have been named the Maroon Club Scholar-Athletes of the Year. The awards were presented to the duo on the Maroon Club Hall of Fame Dinner on Nov. 22.

Berry is a Psychology major with a minor in Art, who has maintained a 3.94 GPA throughout her career at Lafayette. She has made the Dean's List every semester as well as reaching the Athletic Department's Academic Honor Roll Gold Level in each semester. She has also been named to the CSCAA Academic All-American Team in all six possible semesters.

As part of the swim team, she has attained all-time top 10 finishes in five events. Berry, the 2013 team captain, earned the 2012-13 Swimming Academic Achievement Award and has been named the top swimmer in her class the last two seasons. Away from the pool, Berry serves as the Executive Chair of First-Year Orientation, President of the Psychology and Greek National Honor Societies, and is an orientation leader for first year students.

Berry also operates as the Director of Campus Activities and Vice President of Marketing for the Alpha Phi Sorority. Berry also has been working with several organizations trying to prevent the rise of eating disorders.

"Lauren's leadership positions in the academic and athletic realms exhibit the opportunities that the Lafayette's traditions represent," said swimming and diving head coach Jim Dailey. "Her value as a leader cannot be understated. She is an executive chair, president, director and captain. She embodies the ability to maintain high academic success without sacrificing athletic performance."

Bormann has been an outstanding student-athlete and an integral part of the football program, helping lead the Leopards to a 2013 Patriot League championship. As a Biology major, Bormann boasts a 3.8 GPA while starting three seasons on the offensive line.

An EXCEL Scholar and Dean's List student, Bormann was named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District II Team and FCS Athletic Directors Association Academic All-Star Team. He also earned the James F. Bryant '40 Excellence Award and the Gilbert Award for Excellence in English in 2012.

A team captain, Bormann has been named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll three times and was a 2012 Academic All-Patriot League selection. Off the field, he has made his presence known on campus and in the community. He has been a member of the Experience Lafayette and Youth Empowerment Day Executive Committees. Bormann also serves as a Peer Mentor in the ATTIC and as a supplemental instructor for Biology 101.

He works as a volunteer at the Easton Senior Center as part of the Adopt-A-Grandparent program. After graduation, he will participate in Teach For America.

"Brad is the most decorated student-athlete we have had in regards to academics and community service," said head coach Frank Tavani. "He is a tireless worker who makes the community around him better. Brad is a great representative of a Lafayette student-athlete. He excels in the classroom, community and on the field and has given back in all three of those realms."