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Lauren Byrne Named Community Service Athlete of the Month

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George Washington women's rowing senior Lauren Byrne was named the Community Service Athlete of the Month for February.

The Community Service Athlete of the Month distinction is awarded to a student-athlete who leads by example and who most impacts the GW and
Washington community through service.

Lauren has served as a leader of the Grassroots Colonials Program, which teaches at risk middle school students about HIV and AIDS awareness. The
Angola, N.Y., native is responsible for organizing training sessions while serving as the evaluation coordinator for multiple middle schools across the D.C. community that participate in the program."

Lauren, in her leadership role, has seen Grassroots participation skyrocket," said Life Skills Coordinator Ted Costigan. "As her team's community service SAAC representative, her nearly 100 hours of community service have set the example for the women's rowing team this year."

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