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RPI senior Brady earns honors

SCHENECTADY — Liz Brady, a senior at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named as one of the three collegiate award recipients for 2020 by the Capital District Sports Women of the Year.

Brady, a lacrosse player from Bradford, Mass., will be recognized at the first-ever Capital District Sports Women of the Year Awards Gala on May 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the GE Theatre at Proctors in Schenectady. Tickets for the Gala will go on sale April 13 at proctors.org and at the Proctors Box Office.

The Capital District Sports Women of the Year honors the best and brightest female student athletes from high schools and colleges in the Capital District of New York State. The student-athletes will be recognized for their achievements in academics, athletics and community service.

More information is provided at the website, cdswoy.com.

Academically, Brady posted a 3.55 GPA for the fall semester, and a 3.10 in biomedical engineering.

She has served as an R&D Quality Intern at Alexion Pharmaceuticals in Boston. Brady serves as a mentor for Women at Rensselaer Peer Mentoring Program, is a two-year member of SAAC (the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee) and has also been an invaluable work-study student for the RPI Athletics Communications department.

Athletically, Brady broke the school record for assists in a season in 2019 after overcoming ACL surgery. She recorded 36 assists that spring. Brady was a two-time Liberty League Honor Roll selection.

Community service for Brady includes the following: Colleges Against Cancer, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross Blood Drive, Things of My Very Own, reading to the Pre-K and elementary school students at Troy School 14 and Latham Ridge Elementary School, SAAC’s “Not So Scary Kids Day,” Special Olympics Basketball Tournament, Fresh Check Day and the National Girls and Women in Sports Day Clinic.

Brady joins Morgan Burchhardt of the College of Saint Rose as the collegiate honorees so far.

CDSWOY will announce the next student-athlete today and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through April 7.

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