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Thursday, December 21, 2000

Etown's Mandi Ewing Named Fall 2000 MAC Scholar-Athlete

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. ---Mandi Ewing of McClure, PA, a member of the 2000 Elizabethtown College field hockey team, has added another honor to her impressive list of laurels this year after being named the Fall 2000 Co-Female Scholar-Athlete of the Middle Atlantic Corporation, the umbrella organization which operates the Commonwealth Conference, the Freedom Conference, and the Middle Atlantic Conference.

The MAC Scholar-Athlete Award is presented each season to a male and a female student-athlete from a member school based on three categories of excellence: academic achievement, athletics achievement, and service and leadership in community and campus organizations. Ewing shares the award this season with Lynn Krauss of Messiah College.

Ewing, a senior link, finished the 2000 season tied for the team lead in goals with 13. She led the Blue Jays in points with 40, and led both Etown and the Commonwealth Conference in assists with 14. She set a program record with five assists in a single game against Dickinson October 7, and her 14 assists in 2000 was the third-highest total in the 49 year history of the program.
Ewing finished her career with 28 assists, the second-highest total in program history. Her 45 goals scored were the ninth most ever scored by an Etown player, and her career point total of 118 was sixth-best in the history of the program.

Ewing was also named to the MAC Academic Honor Roll recently. She was named the Commonwealth Conference Player of the Week in field hockey for the week ending October 15 and named to the Commonwealth Conference all-star first team. Ewing was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-South Atlantic Region first team, and she represented Elizabethtown College in the NFHCA North/South Senior All-Star Game, which was held at Old Dominion University Saturday, November 18.

Ewing is an English education major with a minor in Spanish at Elizabethtown College. She is a three-time conference all-star and two-time regional All-American, and was named District II GTE Academic All-American in the spring of 2000.

Off the field and outside of class, she has served on numerous advisory committees for the Athletics Department and for the College, has served as a
peer tutor, Student Senator, and a member of the Residence Hall Association.

The Elizabethtown College field hockey team finished the 2000 season with a 15-5 record and reached the semifinal round of the Commonwealth Conference playoffs. Although the team finished the season ranked 16th in the nation according to the final NFHCA poll, the Blue Jays did not reach the NCAA Division III tournament.