For only the second time in 30 years, two student athletes from the same high school have earned the prestigious A. Landis Brackbill Scholar-Athlete Award, which this year goes to Nick Fafel and Alyssa Schriver of Penn Manor High School.
The award is given annually to a male and female senior student-athlete who maintains a 3.5 grade-point average and letters or plays in 75 percent of at least two PIAA-sponsored sports in one year.
Alyssa has played basketball and field hockey all four years at Penn Manor, participated in track and field for two years and played softball for one year. She has earned a grade-point average of 3.693 and plans to study pre-med at Penn State University.
Alyssa played on two state championship field hockey teams and was named a First Team Lancaster-Lebanon League All Star in basketball. In addition, she holds the school record for the 400-meter dash and contributed to the school record 4 x 100 relay run.
Nick has participated in cross-country all four years and lettered in wrestling and track and field for three years. He has earned a grade-point average of 4.0 and plans to study chemical engineering at the University of Delaware.
In cross-country, Nick finished 24th in the state championships and seventh at the L-L League meet. In wrestling, Nick was an L-L League Senior All-Star, First Team All-Star and Section Team All-Star. On the track, he qualified for districts in the 3,200 meter run.
A committee set up by the Lancaster-Lebanon League each year selects winners of the Brackbill Award, which is named after A. Landis Brackbill, a Penn Manor high school principal from 1944 to 1968 who was the first executive director of the L-L League. Award winners receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Manheim Touchdown Club.
Click here for an LNP story on the awards.
Congrats to Nick and Alyssa for this impressive honor!