LANCASTER, Pa. – Katherine Grant and David Rosenfeld were presented with the highest honors given to Franklin & Marshall senior athletes at the annual awards luncheon on Monday in the Mayser Center. Grant won the Karvasales Outstanding Senior Female Athlete Award, while Rosenfeld was honored with the Garrigues Outstanding Senior Male Athlete Award.
The Garrigues and Karvasales awards are given to the male and female senior athletes that display cumulative outstanding athletic and academic achievements over a four-year period.
Grant (South Salem, N.Y. / John Jay) is a five-time school record holder for women’s swimming, a six-time Centennial Conference (CC) Champion, a two-time All-American and the conference record holder in the 1000 freestyle. She is also the only woman in CC history to win the 1650 freestyle four years in a row.
Rosenfeld (Narberth, Pa. / Lower Merion) is a three-time team captain for men’s soccer, a two-time All-American and the CC Player of the Year following his junior campaign. He was the leader of a Diplomats’ backline that accumulated 26 shutouts over the last two years. Since his freshman season, F&M has gone 55-15-5, reached back-to-back NCAA Sweet 16’s, including an Elite Eight appearance, and won the conference in 2013.
Nicholas Porcelli (Lopatcong Township, N.J. / Phillipsburg) of the football team and Kara and Leslie Bacile (Richmond, Va. / Monacan) of the women’s basketball team were awarded the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Sportsmanship Award. The Sportsmanship Award is bestowed upon a male and female athlete who has demonstrated consistent good sportsmanship and ethical behavior in his/her daily participation in intercollegiate athletics. He/she must also have demonstrated good citizenship outside of an athletic competition setting and be in good academic standing.
Greg Olenginski (Lewisburg, Pa. / Lewisburg) of the cross country and track & field teams and Adrian Glass (Lawrenceville, N.J. / Lawrence) of the women’s soccer team were honored with the Delphic Student-Athlete Award. The award is given to the male and female senior athletes with the highest cumulative grade point average at the conclusion of the fall semester. He/she must have achieved the highest level of excellence in athletics, community service and academics. In accordance with the College's Delphic Student-Athlete Honor Society, the recipients must also embody the ideals of mind, body and spirit.