Lauren Velasco, a women’s cross country and track athlete, was awarded the Kay K. Saintsing Memorial Award. She received the award in Charlotte in January. The $1,000.00 scholarship is awarded annually to a returning student at a North Carolina college or university. Selection criteria also includes that the student must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and be sophomore or junior standing.This award is presented to a student who has serious academic pursuits, loves learning, and who is interested in the breadth of learning in relation to recreation, tourism, and event management.
Lauren is committed to any challenge, both within her sport and in academics. She successfully balances academics and athletics while finding time for work and volunteer experiences. Congratulations, Lauren!