Methodist University Army ROTC Cadet Wins National Award for Top Female Cadet in the Country

Methodist University senior Lindsey Pritchard has been selected as one of two recipients of the Women's Army Corps Veterans Association’s Pallas Athene Award. The award is given annually to the top two outstanding female senior Army ROTC Cadets in the country. Pritchard was selected from over 6,000 seniors nationwide.

“She’s a fantastic cadet,” said Kyle Daniels, an assistant professor of military science at Methodist University. “She never backs down from a challenge, and it’s fun to watch her work. I’m excited to see where she goes in the future. She has served her school and the ROTC program with distinction throughout the past four years.”

Pritchard leads a formation of approximately 250 cadets as the Cadet Battalion Commander for the Campbell Battalion ROTC program, which consists of Methodist University, Fayetteville State University, Campbell University, and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Pritchard consistently excels academically, athletically, and in leadership positions, serving as a role model to cadets and students alike. She will graduate Methodist University summa cum laude May 4 with a bachelor of arts in Spanish, a bachelor of science in environmental and occupational management, and a minor in military science with a 4.0 GPA. As a member of the varsity cross country and track and field teams, she was named the MU Female Scholar Athlete of the Year award for three consecutive years. Ranking among the top 10 percent of cadets in the nation, she was also designated a Distinguished Military Graduate. She also participates in a variety of other extracurricular and volunteer activities, serving in many leadership roles.

Pritchard will continue to serve her nation and demonstrate her varied talents and humble servant leadership as an active duty Army officer in the engineer branch upon graduation and commissioning.

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