Brindle Named Senior Scholar-Athlete

Brindle Named Senior Scholar-Athlete

TOWSON, Md. – Susquehanna senior track athlete Colby Brindle (State College, Pa./State College Area) has been named the 2013-14 Landmark Conference Indoor Men’s Track & Field Senior Scholar-Athlete.

Brindle is SU’s first indoor male student-athlete to earn the honor since Steve Drosdick ’10 in 2009-10.

“Colby exemplifies the meaning of a NCAA Division III student-athlete with his ability to balance academics with athletics,” Susquehanna head coach Marty Owens said. “Being a member of the cross country and track & field teams, Colby has had to manage his time wisely every single academic year and this honor is a reflection of that.”

A four-year member of the team, Brindle is a double major in business administration (finance emphasis) and economics. He has been a member of the Susquehanna Dean’s List as well as the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll every semester in which he has been eligible. Brindle is a University Scholar and a member of four honors societies (Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honors Society, Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honors Society, Pi Gamma Mu Social Sciences Honors Society, Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honors Society).

On campus, Brindle serves as a tutor for corporate finance and as a coach for business perspectives, both business courses. He is also the former Vice President of Finance for Phi Mu Delta fraternity.

In addition, Brindle was a member of a five-person team from Susquehanna which worked on the annual CFA Research Challenge during the 2013 fall semester. Brindle has also secured a post-graduation job at the Vanguard Group.

Athletically, Brindle is a three-sport athlete as a four-year member of the cross country and indoor and outdoor track & field teams. In 2012-13, Brindle placed 18th in the 5000 meter at the Landmark Conference indoor championship meet and set personal-bests in the one-mile and 3000 meter during the season, as well.

This past winter Brindle and his SU teammates finished second as a team at the Landmark Conference Championships. Brindle was 14th overall in the 3000 meter at that championship meet and set a personal-best in the event at the SU Open on Feb. 22.