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LOCK HAVEN – Casey Hibbard, of Rochester, NY, is the recipient of the Commonwealth University-Lock Haven Athletic Training Alumni Scholarship and the Chris Andorfer Ward Memorial Lacrosse Scholarship for the 2022-23 school year.

Hibbard graduated in 2022, summa cum laude, from Lock Haven’s 3+2 Health Sciences program, with a concentration in Exercise Science. This fall, she began graduate school in Lock Haven’s athletic training program.

Along with having a 3.82 GPA as an undergrad, Hibbard is also a member of the Bald Eagles lacrosse team and an active member of the Athletic Training Club, Veteran Student Alliance and the Student-Athlete Advisory Council.

Originally drawn to The Haven by its family atmosphere and welcoming campus community, Hibbard said she enjoys representing the university as a student-athlete and appreciates the high-quality education and support of faculty, coaches and staff who she believes make the university a very special place.

“I’m confident you won’t be able to find a more supportive group of teachers, coaches and staff anywhere else,” Hibard said. “They’ll push you to be the best student you can be, while teaching you real-world problem solving and interpersonal skills for life after college.”

Hibbard’s scholarships have also had a significant positive impact on his experience at Haven by helping to ease the financial stress of going to college and allowing him to get the most out of his academic and athletic experiences.

“I would not be able to compete in lacrosse and achieve my academic and professional goals without these scholarships,” Hibard said. “Through lacrosse, I learned leadership and problem-solving skills while receiving an incredible education. My passion for the athletic training field continues to grow and I am truly honored to be the recipient of these scholarships and to have the opportunity to continue to make the most of my athletic and academic career.

In the future, Hibbard aspires to become an athletic trainer at the college level or in the burgeoning field of public safety athletic training.

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