Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

2011-2012 Leo Dufort Student Athlete of the Month


Jannis Opalka

Ashleigh Barone

Peter Collins

Lesli Akeo

Brendan Gregg

Sarah Szewcyk

O.D. Anosike

Cristina Centeno

Katie Carew

Meghan Yi

Bryan Neufeld

Deirdre McQuillan

Carly Holloway

Traci Robertson

Mickey Sutton

Cortney Tilley

Larry Balkwill

Shannon Jones
The Leo Dufort Student Athlete of the Month Award is presented nine times annually (September-May) throughout the academic year. The award recognizes exemplary achievements in both academics and athletics. The late Leo Dufort received a B.S. in marketing and management from Siena in August of 1977. His entire academic career was completed on a part-time basis beginning in the spring of 1961, as a married adult while at the same time raising five children. He passed away suddenly of a heart attack while cross country skiing in February of 1993. His wife Jeanine wanted to do something to immortalize his memory. The original plaque was donated to athletics and the department began the Leo Dufort Student-Athlete of the Month Award to help carry out his legacy. Dufort graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1954, was a Navy Veteran (USS Bennington) who worked for JL Hammett Co. at the time of his death.