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Female Student-Athlete: Mount St. Joseph’s Gavin is in the business of winning

Thursday, 10th April 2008

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School  

By Bridget Algeo, Posted 4/10/08

Mount Saint Joseph Academy senior Brittany Gavin doesn’t have a lot of free time these days. Not only does she understand business, she understands busyness.

Yet, while juggling her academic schedule and a year-round commitment to athletics, Gavin has still found the time in her busy schedule to accomplish a few other things, including involvement in the charity fundraising event, Operation Smile.

“The event was a volleyball marathon to raise money to give children educational opportunity,” said Gavin, the Laxzilla/ Female Student Athlete of the Week.

In addition, Gavin is a member of the Gold Key Club, an organization at her school that welcomes and gives tours to potential students.

Another key thing keeping Gavin busy these days is the Mount’s impressive 8-0 start. With a new coach, Lori Ehret, and a few years of experience under their belt, Gavin and the Magic have managed to reverse consecutive losing seasons.

“We’ve been playing together since freshman year,” said Gavin. “We have a good chemistry and a good feel for each other on the field.”

With the success of a winning season driving them and “definitely a lot of running,” Gavin hopes that her team will realize their goal of making it to the playoffs.

No doubt, her own work ethic plays a vital part of the Magic’s current success.

“I try to do my best, I try to be a good team player, and I try to help wherever I can,” said Gavin, an attack wing.

Her industrious attitude has led not only to a strong lacrosse season, but a field hockey scholarship to Fairfield University, where she will study, of all things, business.

“My brother is going to business school at Fordham, and my dad is really involved in business,” she said. “They both like it, so I’m going to give it a try. I can definitely see myself going into marketing.”

With a strong start to the Magic season, Gavin is helping to sell one successful product.

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