E&M Majors Bring Toughness to Albion's Defensive Line
Jason Bajas, Jacob Heinrich, and C.J. Carroll are economics & management majors with an emphasis in accounting. Carroll and Heinrich rank among the MIAA leaders in tackles for loss and sacks. Photograph by Dave Lawrence, Albion College Communications.Albion College defensive linemen Jason Bajas, C.J. Carroll, and Jacob Heinrich are on a mission to change the perception of accountants from pocket protecting, pencil sharpening, adding machine punching, tax preparing workers in a cubicle to tough guys who are smart, too.
The three ‘tough’ economics and management majors with an emphasis in accounting have helped Albion’s defense rank first in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association in rushing defense – the Britons are yielding a shade more than 100 yards a game on the ground – and sacks. In addition to stopping opponents, Carroll and Heinrich were nominees for Capital One Academic All-America consideration in voting by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Albion Art Student Wins Prize at Michigan Mud Biennial
Junior Soe Yu Nwe took one of the top four student awards at the biennial Michigan Ceramic Art Association Michigan Mud conference held in October. The honor is even more impressive given that she knew nothing about art when she arrived in Albion in the fall of 2009.
Floyd, '12, Hones Athletic Traning Skills During Internship
Tyler Floyd was the second member of Albion's athletic training education program to intern with the Cleveland Browns.While many followed reports on the National Football League’s lockout for information about when to begin preparing for their fantasy draft, Albion College student Tyler Floyd, ’12, was wondering about the status of an internship to prepare him for his career.
A product of Canton, Mich., Floyd was set to become Albion’s second athletic training major to intern with the Cleveland Browns during the August training camp. Gordon Williams, who served as an assistant athletic trainer at Albion from 2006-07 and who currently serves as an assistant athletic trainer for the Browns, alerted the Albion faculty to the internship opportunity, and Mark Feger, ’11, took advantage in the 2010 preseason.
Geology Students Take Best Poster Award at National Meeting
Geology students Abby Williams, '12, and Aaron Hiday, '13, won the Austin A. Sartin Best Student Poster Award at the 2011 Geological Society of America annual meeting held last month in Minneapolis. Their poster was part of the undergraduate research session sponsored by Sigma Gamma Epsilon, a national earth sciences honorary society.