Freeman students honored as Scholar-Athletes of the Year

Two A. B. Freeman School of Business students have been honored by Tulane University for combining outstanding athletic success with exceptional performance in the classroom.

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Claire Schelske

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Brandon Schmidt

Claire Schelske (BSM ’15) was named the Tulane Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award, while Brandon Schmidt (BSM ’15) was named Tulane Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The awards were presented at the Tulane Athletics Banquet, which took place on April 27 in the Lavin-Bernick Center.

Schelske is a repeat winner of the Tulane Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. She also earned the award in 2013. A member of the Green Wave swimming & diving team, she produced top times in seven events and was a key component on five of the Wave’s medley relay teams. In the classroom, Schelske has maintained a 3.981 GPA as a finance and management major and is a three-time member of the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Tulane 3.0 Club. She has also received the Conference USA Academic Medal on three occasions.

A member of the Green Wave football team, Schmidt played in nine games this past season, primarily on special teams, logging three tackles and helping Tulane to a berth in the 2013 New Orleans Bowl. Off the field, he has maintained a 4.0 GPA as a finance major and is a three-time recipient of the Conference USA Academic Medal, the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll, the Tulane 3.0 Club and Dean’s List.

 



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