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Mandt Earns PAC SAAC Scholar-Athlete of the Month

Nov. 7 – BETHANY, W. Va. – Junior volleyball standout, Lynsie Mandt (Columbus, Ohio/Worthington Kilbourne) has been named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Student Athlete Advisory Committee’s Female Scholar-Athlete of the Month for October, 2013, announced the conference office on Thursday.

Lynsie_Mandt_-_web.jpgEach month the SAACs at PAC member institutions are asked to nominate one male and one female student-athlete for PAC SAAC Scholar-Athlete of the Month consideration based on academic and athletic accomplishments. Honorees must be a varsity member in their respective sport(s) and in their junior or senior year. Scholar-Athlete of the Month nominees must also have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher and be actively involved within his or her campus community.

Mandt ranks third on the Bison women's volleyball team in both kills (250) and blocks (48). She has five double-doubles this season, which includes a season-high 17 kill, 15 dig effort in a key conference victory at Thomas More College on Oct. 5. She also collected 12 kills and season-best 20 digs in a five-set home win over Westminster College on Oct. 9. Mandt's play this season has helped lead Bethany to a 27-9 regular-season finish and the top seed in the 2013 PAC Championship Tournament after the Bison became first team in conference history to win its first 17 matches in a season.

On campus Mandt is a member of the Kappa Delta Pi international honorary fraternity for education, serves as a member of the junior class council and participates in the Kalon Leadership Scholars program. She also works with Bethany College President, Scott D. Miller, Ph.D., in the Presidential Associate Program, assisting President Miller and his staff on projects that support the mission and purpose of the College. 

An education major, Mandt maintains a 3.85 grade-point average.