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Lindauer, Newman receive Lindholm Scholar-Athlete awards

2011 Lindholm Female Scholar-Athlete Award winner Dana Lindauer with women's track and field coach Jay Hartshorn (left) and Associate Professor of Classical and Medieval Studies Lisa Maurizio. (Photos by Elaine Hansen)
2011 Lindholm Male Scholar-Athlete Award winner Cody Newman with men's lacrosse coach Peter Lasagna and Professor of Chemistry Rachel Austin.

LEWISTON, Maine -- Bates seniors Dana Lindauer and Cody Newman were honored at a luncheon on Monday as the 35th recipients of the Milton L. Lindholm Scholar-Athlete awards as the male and female varsity letter-winning athletes with the highest cumulative grade point averages. President Elaine Hansen, who recently announced this will be her final academic year at Bates, presented Lindauer and Newman with their plaques.

Both Lindauer and Newman sported 3.94 cumulative grade point averages and contributed greatly to their respective teams.

Lindauer (Needham, Mass.), a Classical and Medieval Studies major, has evolved into one of the finest runners ever to compete for the Bates women's track and field team, as evidenced by the four program records she owns or shares. A five-time NESCAC All-Conference selection in outdoor track, Lindauer competed at the 2011 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships in the 400-meter dash. Last weekend she anchored Bates' outdoor 4x400-meter relay team as it qualified for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships, and meanwhile broke the team record in that event for the third time this season. Last year she was selected for the 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District women's track & field/cross country team.

Newman (Montclair, N.J.), a chemistry major, has been one of the primary faceoff men for the Bates men's lacrosse team over the past three years, and this year served as a team captain. He took 503 faceoffs for the Bobcats over four years, winning 232 of them for a lifetime percentage of .461, including a career-best .521 success rate (75-144) in 2010. Newman also collected 107 ground balls, two goals and two assists in his career. He has received several academic awards for his academic work at Bates.