Stephanie Fratoni ‘11 was presented with the 2017 Otho Davis Scholarship at the Annual Award Banquet held at the Sugar House Casino in Philadelphia on Tuesday November 14, 2017.
The Otho Davis Scholarship Foundation was created to provide assistance to graduate students in the disciplines of sports medicine, sports marketing, or a related field. The Board of Trustees seeks candidates who have exhibited qualities in the area of scholarship, service and dedication to their chosen field.
Stephanie Fratoni received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Lehigh University in 2015. She is attending Thomas Jefferson University perusing a Doctorate of Physical Therapy and is expected to graduate in May 2018. She was a member of the Lehigh Field Hockey Team, a 3 year Captain, named Scholar Athlete of the Year (2X), Academic All Patriot League (2x), Second Team All Patriot League (2X) and Team MVP.
While at Lehigh, Stephanie participated in Lehigh Athletics Leadership Academy, P.R.I.D.E. ( Personal Responsibility in Determining Excellence), the Community Outreach by Athletes Who Care About Helping program (C.O.A.C.H.) She raised money to purchase Christmas presents for underprivileged children as well as read weekly with elementary school children with the intention of boosting reading scores. Stephanie was the IMPACT leader that organized events for an adopted teammate, Alyson, to participate in with the field hockey team. As part of the program Stephanie played volleyball with her special needs team one day a week when she did not have field hockey. She is carrying forth this altruism by volunteering at Jefferson University’s student-run Hands of Hope a pro-bono clinic and serving as the Fundraising Director for the physical therapy society to raise money for various charitable organizations including the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Stephanie continues to give back to the sport that gave her so much by coaching at the high school level despite the grueling demands of the doctorate program.