It was high honors for senior engineer and wrestling standout Robert Hamlin '13 at the Lehigh University's 2013 Convocation.
Hamlin, a graduate of the college's materials science and engineering program, was named the Graduating Scholar-Athlete of the Year. On the mat, he was a three-time All-American, two-time NCAA finalist and a two-time EIWA Champion, posting a 107-22 career record, good for the seventh most wins in school history.
In the classroom, Hamlin excelled as well. He was a third-team CoSIDA At-Large Academic All-American in 2012 and carried a 3.41 grade point average in the engineering program.
The program also recognized three other engineers with ties to the athletic program.
Kallie Ziltz '16, a first-year student in the computer science and business program (CSB), took home the Phillip J. Sclar Award for her work as a student manager with the wrestling program. Ziltz managed multiple tasks and traveled with the team during competitions to help with filming and scorekeeping, becoming an invaluable member of the program.
MechE grad and linebacker Billy Boyko '13 and wrestler Shane Welsh '13 were two of the 11 student athletes honored with Distinguished Achievement Awards. The awards were given to student-athletes who showcased significant achievements in their sport, displayed a high level of scholarship and demonstrated exceptional service to Lehigh University. Boyko was recently signed as a rookie free agent by the NFL's Oakland Raiders and will attempt to make the team this summer.