LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Siena women's golf's Kristen Bromley and men's golf's Michael Shine have been named the Leo Dufort Student Athletes for the Month of April. The duo achieves this honor for their success on and off the golf course.
Bromley, a junior from Pittsford, N.Y., appeared in nine tournaments during the 2015-16 season. She led Siena in average scoring round (79.52), low round (72) and rounds under par (1). Most recently, she finished third at the MAAC Championships after she carded rounds of 74, 76 and 77. As a team, the Saints finished third at the conference championships. In the classroom as a marketing major, Bromley posted a grade point average of 3.06 for the fall semester, bringing her cumulative GPA to 2.99.
Shine, the senior from River Vale, N.J., helped lead Siena to its first MAAC Championship since 2007. At MAAC's, he posted rounds of 74, 76 and 73, which was good enough to place eighth overall for the tournament. Shine finished the season third on the team with an average scoring round of 75.52. During the 2015-16 campaign, he appeared in nine tournaments and had his best finish at the ECAC Division I Men's Championship, where he placed seventh overall. Off the course, as a marketing major, he recorded a 3.35 grade point average during the fall semester, raising his cumulative GPA to 2.98.
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.