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Mason's First Law School Athletes

Discussion in 'George Mason Basketball' started by Pablo, Aug 26, 2020.

  1. Pablo

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    https://gomason.com/news/2020/8/25/softball-ansbro-and-kelberman.aspx:

    "There are only a handful of articles that surface in an internet search on NCAA student-athletes competing during law school. Not one, but two George Mason student-athletes plan to add themselves to that elite company during the 2020-21 season.

    Mason softball student-athlete Bekah Ansbro and women's soccer graduate transfer Marissa Kelberman will have 1L listed as the player's class on the team roster this season, an entry that hasn't appeared on a Mason team roster ever.

    The NCAA granted a fifth year of eligibility to the 2020 spring student-athletes because of the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing Ansbro to return to the Patriots. Kelberman had one year of eligibility remaining after graduating in December from Stony Brook University on Long Island.

    Life as a student-athlete is challenging enough as an undergrad with juggling practices and games while taking classes. Law school is at another level of commitment, and the Scalia Law School is located about 20 minutes from the main campus in Arlington, adding another obstacle.

    Ansbro and Kelberman each know the daunting task that's in front of them as law students but neither of them is shying away from the challenge while crediting their participation in sports as an asset."
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