TOWSON, Md. - Team captain Brandi Gervais, a senior majoring in biology and pre-dentistry, has been selected the Colonial Athletic Association's 2010 Scholar-Athlete for Women's Cross Country.
Gervais was one of the Tigers' leading contributors for the 2010 fall season. She placed in the top five in each of Towson's first five meets, including a second-place effort at the Towson Invitational won by the Tigers. An illness forced her to withdraw after 1,000 yards in the CAA Championships. Despite lingering effects she competed in the final two meets of the season and finished both races.
The only upperclass student-athlete at Towson carrying a perfect 4.0 grade point average, Gervais earned third-team Academic All-American honors last spring. She was the recipient of the prestigious Doc Minnegan Award, given annually to the program's most outstanding rising senior scholar-athlete. She has been awarded a Towson University Honors College scholarship plus the Mary Scarbrough-Carr and Betty Kennedy Dale scholarships given to upperclass biology majors.
She is the recipient of a National Society of Collegiate Scholars Laureate award to study aborigine medicine in Australia over the summer. She serves as a tutor for student-athletes in the subjects of physics, anatomy, calculus and algebra.
Gervais also performs for the Tigers' indoor and outdoor track teams. She is the school record holder for the indoor 5000 meter run.
Gervais is the daughter of two U.S. Army Colonels, Chris and Maria Gervais. Both parents began a 12-month deployment to Iraq this past May.