Laura Komarek, Trinity College
Laura Komarek has made her mark on ice and in the classroom in her time at Trinity. Komarek, a political science major from Plymouth, Minnesota, is an All-American and All-NESCAC ice hockey player and All-NESCAC track and field athlete, having served as a captain on both teams.
The winner of the 2011 Susan E. Martin Award as the school's top senior female athlete and the 2010 Board of Fellows Award as its top junior female scholar athlete, Komarek also received a 2011 Robert R. Bartlett Award for her combined excellence in athletics and devotion to community and/or campus service.
On the ice, Komarek holds the school record for assists in a season with 61, is second all-time in scoring with 85 points, and shares the best offensive season in Trinity history with 31 points in 2009-2010. These statistics are remarkable for any offensive player, and ranks her among the top point-scoring threats in the country. What's even more remarkable is that she's done it all while playing defense for the Bantams.
The athletic achievements don't stop there for Komarek. In three seasons with the track and field team, Laura recorded All-NESCAC, All-ECAC, NESCAC All-Academic and All-New England honors. She holds the school record for a discus throw of 126 feet and four inches in 2008, and held another school record for a shot put toss of 41 feet and five inches in 2009.
In the classroom, Komarek has met a standard just as high, achieving a 3.8 GPA, and earned faculty honors every year at Trinity.