Kyle Anthony Receives Senior Athletic Award at Bucknell
May 4, 2010
LEWISBURG, Pa. - Bucknell senior Kyle Anthony (Barryville, N.Y./Eldred Central), a team captain on the track and field team, received a special award at the University's annual Senior Athletic Awards Banquet, sponsored by the Bison Club and held in Terrace Room on Tuesday, May 4.
Anthony won the Robert A. Latour Service Award, presented to senior athletes "for extraordinary service to Bucknell and local communities". Anthony shared the award with Sherry Finkel of the softball team, who was the female selection.
Community service has been as big a part of Anthony's career as his success on the track. On campus, the native of Barryville, N.Y., is the outgoing Student-Athlete Advisory Committee president and a member of the Mortar Board Honor Society, positions that have allowed him to lead his fellow student-athletes in a number of outreach programs. He also serves as a tutor with Bucknell Buddies and at the Haven Ministries homeless shelter.
Anthony has taken his efforts far from home as well where he co-led a mission trip to Minnesota as a sophomore, organizing a sports camp for children on an Objway Tribe reservation. The next year he traveled to Toledo, Spain where he taught swimming and games to Spanish-speaking children as a YMCA camp counselor.
This is not the first award of Anthony's career for his community service efforts. He was also named an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award recipient in 2009.
On the track, Anthony is a six-time Patriot League champion, winning multiple titles in the long jump and triple jump. A two-year team captain, he recently led the Bison to their first team championship since 1991. Anthony has also etched his name in the Bucknell record books, ranking second all-time in the triple jump and fourth in the long jump
Bucknell is a highly-selective, privately endowed liberal arts institution with an enrollment of 3,583 undergraduate students. Bucknell competes in NCAA Division I as a member of the Patriot League and has full membership along with American, Army, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh and Navy. Bucknell has won the Presidents' Cup, signifying the Patriot League's all-sports champion, in 15 of 19 years, including 11 of the last 12.
Bucknell annually ranks among the national leaders in graduation rate and is fifth in Division I in the total number of CoSIDA Academic All-America selections, with 118 national Academic All-Americans since 1970.