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FORMER NATYCAA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD WINNERS

Mohawk Valley CC

Kyle Richardson - 2010
Kyle transferred to St. John's University where he is majoring in pre-med and is a member of the varsity baseball team.

Lauren Penc - 2009
Following her graduation from MVCC, Lauren transferred to Utica College and is seeking a degree in Physical Therapy. Currently Lauren has a 4.0 grade point average and is a member of both UC's indoor and outdoor track teams. During the 2010 indoor track season, Lauren was the Empire 8 champion in both the 200 and 400 meter events and was named the Empire 8 Championship Meet Most Valuable Athlete.

Gary Broadhurst Jr. - 2007
Upon graduating from Mohawk Valley Gary transferred to Springfield College in Massachusetts. He received his undergraduate degree in movement and sport studies and was a member of the men's basketball team. Following his graduation in 2009 he served as the men and women's assistant basketball coach at Gilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, North Carolina.

Sarah Gaffney - 2006
Following her stay at Mohawk Valley, Sarah went on to attend the University of North Carolina Greensboro where she earned her bachelor's degree in physical education in 2008. After graduating from UNC-Greensboro, Sarah was reunited with her former MVCC basketball coach to serve as his assistant at Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, North Carolina. In addition to her work as the assistant women's basketball coach Sarah is also employed as a physical education teacher at Eastern Guilford Middle School.

Pedro Lima - 2005
After leaving MVCC, Pedro transferred to Illinois Institute of Technology and earned a degree in business administration. In addition to his work in the classroom, Pedro was a three-year starter on the men's soccer team, earning All-Conference distinction all three years. In 2007, Pedro received national recognition as a member of a research team which designed and built technology to assist blind and visually impaired swimmers. Currently, Pedro resides in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is employed for Golden Goal as a project coordinator for the A.C. Milan soccer club's projects in South America.

Amanda Mortelette - 2001
Subsequent to her graduation from MVCC, Amanda received an athletics scholarship to the University of West Virginia Glenville. Continuing her success in the classroom and on the basketball court, Amanda would go on to win several awards for her academic and athletic prowess, including being named to the first team All West Virginia Athletic Conference as well as earning recognition as a Verizon Academic All-American in 2003. Amanda graduated in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in elementary and special education and has spent the years since earning her degree teaching and coaching basketball in North Carolina, West Virginia, and in the African Nation of Mali. Currently, Amanda is a special education teacher and varsity basketball coach in Boston, Mass.