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Camden County College Student Among State's Sportswomen of Year


One of the top scholar-athletes in Camden County College’s Class of 2012 has been honored as a Woman of the Year as part of New Jersey’s National Association for Girls and Women in Sports Day Celebration.


Soccer player Lindsay Russo was one of 40 female student-athletes from two- and four-year institutions of higher education throughout the Garden State to be recognized. The Mickleton resident has successfully balanced academic excellence with outstanding athletic achievement by performing brilliantly both inside and outside the classroom.


Russo carries a 3.2 grade-point average in her liberal arts and sciences studies and will complete her associate degree later this year. During the 2011 soccer season, she served as a team captain and was a second-team All-Region XIX selection.


In addition to managing her studies and her athletics, Russo has juggled a trio of part-time jobs and devoted many hours to community service. Her jobs have included hostess at an Italian restaurant in Swedesboro, cashier at a farm market in Mickleton and summer camp director at a day care center in Repauno. Her volunteer work has served single mothers and their children at the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, children at a Head Start facility, families of ill children at a Ronald McDonald House and residents of a nursing home.


“It really is a balancing act to be able to maintain academic excellence while juggling a rigorous work and volunteer schedule, all while being a standout athlete and a leader on the field,” said CCC athletics director Peter DiLorenzo. “Lindsay is a wonderful young lady and a source of pride for Camden County College.”


After completing her studies at CCC, Russo plans to transfer to Rutgers University–Camden to study physical therapy. Her ultimate career goal is to work with children as a doctor of physical therapy.

Published: April 05, 2012