Past Features

May 1, 2007 (Vol. 5, No. 7)

Lehman Athletes Shine On and Off the Playing Field

Daniel Gurdak
Daniel Gurdak

Sally Nnamani
Sally Nnamani
When senior Daniel Gurdak is not outrunning the competition on the track field, he is standing out in the classroom. The biology and environmental science major recently learned that he has been accepted to Oxford University. Gurdak, who is a student in the Macauley Honors College at Lehman, is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Golden Key honor societies. Last year, he completed a study-abroad semester in Australia.

In addition to being a leader for his Lehman Cross Country, Indoor, and Outdoor Track and Field team, Gurdak is a leader in the outdoors. Recently, he was awarded the Ranger Award from the Boy Scouts of America's Venturing program. The award recognizes those who have achieved a high degree of proficiency in several challenging outdoor and adventure activities.

In other news, the National Invitation Tournament and the Met Basketball Writers Association have named Lehman sophomore Sally Nnamani a first team All-Met All-Star. Nnamani, who was also named 2006-2007 CUNY Conference Player of the Year, averaged 20.2 ppg while leading the women's basketball team to its first-ever CUNY Championship and a subsequent match in the 2007 NCAA Division III national tournament.

"This is a great honor for Sally," said Women's Basketball Head Coach Eric Harrison, "and a perfect ending to a fantastic season for both Sally and our Lightning squad."