June 2, 2014

Ajdari Named Landmark Senior Scholar Athlete

TOWSON, Md. – The Landmark Conference selects 20 senior scholar athletes each year to recognize the top student-athlete in each sport based on academics and athletics.

The honorees must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.20 and are selected by a committee of Landmark Conference officers, athletics directors, and sports information directors. Chosen at the end of each sport season, the final eight honorees will be announced over the next two weeks.

Catholic University's Yasmeen Ajdari has been named the Women's Lacrosse Senior Scholar Athlete. A four-year letter winner, Ajdari becomes the first Cardinal to claim the award in women's lacrosse. She saw action in 46 games and helped Catholic win three Landmark titles in the last four years.

She earned the starting job in goal for the Cardinals this season and finished with a 9.83 goals against average with 101 saves. Ajdari capped off her Landmark career by earning Most Valuable Player honors following the championship game. She made 16 saves in the playoffs including 10 in the title game. A team captain this year, Ajdari went on to earn a spot in the IWLCA/DeBeers North/South All-Star Game.

In the classroom, Ajdari boasts a 3.89 cumulative grade point average while majoring in philosophy pre-law. She also has a minor in Spanish and was named to the Landmark Honor Roll three times. Originally from Bethesda, Md., Ajdari earned two major awards at Catholic including the Mary J. O'Dwyer Flynn Memorial Award and the John J. Convey Award. She has served as a tutor in the Center for Academic Success and interned with Document Systems, Inc.

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