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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 conferenceâ€™s Scholar-Athlete Award
for menâ€™s tennis and menâ€™s golf, respectively.
After winning a school-record 15 singles matches and rewriting
the schoolâ€™s record book, Mifsud has become the second Lycoming menâ€™s tennis
player in three years to earn the award. He joins fellow Montoursville Area
High School graduate Robert Brown â€™11 as the only menâ€™s tennis players to earn
the award since the program began in 2004.
On the court, Mifsud, the Warriorsâ€™ 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 programâ€™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 deanâ€™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 Collegeâ€™s Honorâ€™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 teamâ€™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
In the classroom, the political science and economics major was
a two-time MAC Academic Honor Roll selection and earned Deanâ€™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 UCMâ€™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
The Warriors finished in ninth place at the 2013 Middle Atlantic
Conference Golf Championships under 13th-year head coach Jamie
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student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a
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