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Outstanding athlete

June 20, 2012

Cross country and track athlete Andrew Chaffee of Clarkston earned a Bluffton University A.C. Burcky Award for outstanding senior male athlete.

Chaffee, who parents are Martin and Jill Chaffee of Clarkston, is a business administration major with a concentration in international business and accounting.

A dean's list student for six semesters, he was Bluffton's most valuable cross country runner in 2008, 2009 and 2011, and a two-time recipient of all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) sportsmanship honors. This year, he was among three students who portrayed Bluffton mascot J. Denny Beaver and, in conjunction with his training for this summer's Ironman Lake Placid, started "Team Andy," a program to promote physical wellness on campus and in the community.

Chaffee is also a member of the university's Brothers and Sisters in Christ (BASIC) and, in fall 2010, participated in the semester-abroad, peace and conflict resolution program in Northern Ireland.