WASHINGTON - Senior Jennifer DeSimone (women's lacrosse) and freshman Cole Spofford (men's soccer) have been selected as the Scholar-Athletes of the Month for October, the SASP staff announced on Monday.
The monthly honor recognizes one male and one female student-athlete who is committed to academic success, has shown a dedication to academic improvement and growth, and/or is making a positive impact on the student-athlete community through the Life Skills program.
Female Scholar-Athlete of the Month
Jen DeSimone, Senior
Major: Biology, CAS
“I am so proud of Jen and all that she has achieved in her academic and athletic career! She is one of the most genuine and hardest working student-athletes I’ve had the pleasure to meet. Her passion for her sport and for a career of helping others will only benefit her in the future, and I am so excited to see where this next year takes her!” – Erin Saunders
Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month
Cole Spofford, Freshman
Major: Undeclared, CAS
“Cole is a spectacular student-athlete. In his first semester here at AU, he has already shown great discipline and balance between academics and athletics – a difficult balance to find – and is succeeding in both worlds. Cole is a hard-working student-athlete, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for him!” – Erin Saunders