Two students earn MAC Scholar-Athlete Awards

Two students earn MAC Scholar-Athlete Awards

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Two Lycoming College student-athletes have been recognized for their achievements by the Middle Atlantic Conference. Seniors Jason Mifsud (Montoursville, Pa./Montoursville Area) and Drew Tompkins (Montgomery, Pa./Montgomery) have earned the conference’s Scholar-Athlete Award for men’s tennis and men’s golf, respectively.

After winning a school-record 15 singles matches and rewriting the school’s record book, Mifsud has become the second Lycoming men’s tennis player in three years to earn the award. He joins fellow Montoursville Area High School graduate Robert Brown ’11 as the only men’s tennis players to earn the award since the program began in 2004.

On the court, Mifsud, the Warriors’ all-time wins leader, finished his career with a 45-11 singles record, the most wins in school history, and added a 28-26 mark in doubles to finish second in school history. His combined mark of 73-37 is also the best in school history. He saved his best season for last, posting a 15-1 singles record as a senior and becoming the first player in school history to win the Middle Atlantic Conference Individual Championship, doing so at the top flight as a senior. He also ran the table, going 6-0 and not losing a set, against Commonwealth Conference opponents this spring.

Mifsud is also one of two players in school history to earn three all-conference accolades, as he was a second-team pick as a freshman before earning back-to-back first-team honors as a sophomore and junior. He also earned a school-record four Commonwealth Conference Player of the Week awards. He reached three MAC Individual Championship finals, reaching the third flight finals as a freshman and sophomore before winning it as a senior and he helped the Warriors to the 2010 Commonwealth Conference Championship, as the team won the first conference title in the program’s history.

Off the court, the mathematics major was just as impressive, earning two MAC Academic Honor Roll nods, three Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athlete awards and seven dean’s list awards. He was vice president of the Kappa Mu Epsilon Mathematical Science Honor Society and was awarded with the Lycoming College Mathematical Science Award, the Frances K. Skeath Award in Mathematics and the Benjamin C. Connor Prize in Mathematics at the College’s Honor’s Convocation.

The Warriors finished the season 3-7 overall and 2-4 in the Commonwealth Conference under third-year head coach LeRoy Baer.

Tompkins was a four-year letterwinner for the Warriors, playing in 15 career rounds and participating as one of the team’s top five players at the Commonwealth Conference Championship in all four seasons. As a freshman, he finished a personal-best 28th at the conference championship, as he fired a career-best 86 in the second round of the tournament. As a senior, he finished in the top 25 once, after posting an 88 at the Susquehanna Spring Invitational.

In the classroom, the political science and economics major was a two-time MAC Academic Honor Roll selection and earned Dean’s List accolades in each of his first seven semesters. He was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, the Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society and the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society. He also worked as a polling supervisor for Professor Jonathan Williamson.

A Lycoming Scholar, he was also a recipient of the 2013 Roger W. Opdahl Economics Excellence Award and won the Lycoming College Class of 1907 Prize, which is given to a senior in the upper half of his class who has contributed to campus life through participation in athletics and other student activities. He was a United Campus Ministry leader and the UCM’s band leader. He also worked with the Lycoming Advancing Communities by Educating and Serving (LACES) as a senior and was the treasurer of the Political Science Club as a junior.

The Warriors finished in ninth place at the 2013 Middle Atlantic Conference Golf Championships under 13th-year head coach Jamie Spencer.

Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit www.lycoming.edu.

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    Jason Mifsud

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    Drew Tompkins

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