||Senior Profile: David Crowley
RELEASED: Dec. 9, 2004
DANVILLE, KYName: David Crowley
Hometown: Madisonville, Ky.
Major: Double major in psychology and anthropology/sociology
Activities: Football, track and field, student representative on the psychology committee, volunteer for the children's program at Comprehensive Care in Danville, assistant with group therapy at Woodlawn Children's Home in Danville and Phi Delta Theta fraternity member
You had a pretty successful football season this year; which school records did you break? I broke the single-season-reception and receiving-yards records, tied the touch-down record and broke the single-game-receiving-yards record.
I understand you're one of the 10 finalists for the Gagliardi Trophy, how do you feel about that? I'm surprised and honored. There are a lot of players who play Division III football and to be named one of the top-10 is a big honor.
*The Gagliardi Trophy is a Division III football-player-of-the-year award based on performance on the field, which also takes community service into account. The winner will be announced Dec. 16. *
What are your plans for Christmas break? I'm trying out for the Lexington Horsemen (arena football team) this weekend and then for the Cincinnati Marshals (arena football team) on the 22nd.
So it sounds like you'd like to continue playing football after graduation; what are some of your other interests? I'm also applying to graduate schools for clinical psychology. Eventually, I'd like to work in a residential setting with children with emotional and behavioral problems. I like working with children. It's fun and you feel like you're influencing them in a better way than they've been influenced in their homes. There's also never a dull moment.
What will you miss most about Centre? I'll miss the people because they're what make college so much fun. Also the professors in the classrooms, they make learning really enjoyable because they like their jobs so much.
Quotable: Centre has exceeded all of my expectations academically as well as extracurricular aspects. Centre fosters an environment to help all students to develop into good citizens in society.
What others say about David: "I've worked with David in football and track, and he's not only a great athlete, but he's a great person to be around as well. With a great sense of humor and a quick wit, David always makes the time you spend with him interesting and enjoyable. It's been great watching him develop as an athlete and a student, as well as getting to know him as a friend. David has won many awards and broken many records in athletics here at Centre, most recently being named a finalist for the GagliardiTrophy, given each year to the player of the year in Division III football. Just to be a finalist for the Gagliardi Trophy is not only a testament to his athletic abilities, but also to the kind of person he is."
Todd Frakes, assistant football and assistant track coach
"I'm awestruck by his impeccable character, disposition and integrity. David was one of our hardest working football players that I have coached. His preparation and dedication to the game was exemplary. He demonstrates great leadership and work ethiccoupled with his contribution to community service."
Andy Frye, head football coach
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