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Showing posts from May 18, 2008

$34.2 Million From Stabler Family Will Endow Need-Based Scholarships

Yes, Virginia, that picture of the large rubber check with all the zeros on it is good news about Lehigh. With a big announcement, Lehigh president Alice Gast announced the largest-ever gift to Lehigh last week: a mind-boggling 34.2 million dollar check from the estate of Donald Stabler ('30). Sports fans know him as the gentleman whose work and donations made the Athletics complex and Stabler Arena possible. According to president Gast, that will be able to "double or triple" the number of Stabler Scholars that are currently attending Lehigh, meaning that somewhere between 30 and 60 new scholarships will be able to be endowed through this gift alone. It's all good. Such scholarships don't only throw the endowment well past $1 billion dollars - it gives more and more students a chance at a Lehigh education. ******************* Two new prospectives have been linked to Lehigh University: Red Bank Catholic LB Anthony Lubischer and William Penn HS (York, PA)

Softball Splits, Ends Season; Lehigh Beats Lafayette In President's Cup

They fought hard on Sunday, but after a 7-4 throttling of Princeton, the softball team fell just short against UMass 3-1. Despite the mild disappointment of the elimination, the win over Princeton meant the trip to Amherst was a success for the Hawks with a win over their fierce Ivy League rival, and overall signified a return Lehigh softball dominance. Congratulations - and with junior P Lisa Sweeeney (pictured) returning next year, you've got to believe we've got a great chance to get back to the regionals next year. Softball's return to glory clinched one of the more important trophies for the Mountain Hawks: a win over "that school in Easton" in the President's Cup standings . Overall Lehigh finished 5th (a distant 15 points behind 4th place Army and 41 points behind trophy winners Bucknell). But Lehigh trounced that Easton school: 79.75 overall points (vs. 69.25), 37 for men's sports (vs. 31), and 42.75 for women's sports (vs. 37.75). Now