In recognition of his academic and athletic accomplishments, Manoach Lamarre ’09 from Miami,
Fla., has been named a 2007 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar by Black Issues in Higher Education.
The magazine named one male scholar-athlete of the year and one female scholar-athlete of the
year in its April 5, 2007 issue. Lamarre, better known by his nickname Manny, was considered
for the male award before being named to the second team in track and field. He is the second
Wittenberg student-athlete to garner such recognition, following in the footsteps of 2002 NCAA
Division III 110-meter hurdles champion Skip Ivery ’04 .
“There are lots of students that stand out at Wittenberg. However, Manny is one of those guys
whom you meet once, and you never forget,” said Forest Wortham, Wittenberg’s director of
multicultural programs and the WAGE Womyn’s Center, who nominated Lamarre for the award.
A leader on campus and political science major, Lamarre carries a 3.47 cumulative grade point
average and has earned there All-NCAC honors in his first two collegiate seasons, thanks to backto-
back third-place finishes in the indoor 55-meter dash, in addition to a third in the 2007 outdoor