Graduate student Stephanie Brombacher, a second year physician assistant student at the University of Florida, was one of five students awarded a James W. Kynes scholarship in Ben Hill Griffin stadium on the occasion of the Nov 15 UF vs South Carolina game.The James W. Kynes Scholarship endowment was established by friends, former teammates, and family as a perpetual memorial to UF alumnus James W. Kynes. The fund supports scholarships and assistantships for UF student-athletes with high academic achievement, exceptional character and outstanding performance and leadership in NCAA-sponsored sports to pursue graduate studies. Head Coach Tim Walton and Associate Director of UF’s School of Physician Assistant Studies Ms. Shalon Buchs wrote supporting letters on Stephanie’s behalf.
Stephanie was a member of UF’s 2008 – 2011 Softball team and earned All-American Honors (2009 and 2010), Academic All-American Honors (2009 – 2011), All-SEC Honors (2009 and 2010), and a seat on the SEC Academic Honor Roll her four years as an undergraduate student (2008-2011). Following graduation and while preparing for PA school, Stephanie was a pitching instructor and girls 8-16 softball coach. Since admission to PA school, Stephanie has been assisting with UF’s team in her spare time. Now in her clinical year, Stephanie is busy with medical rotations in and around Gainesville, and slated to graduate in June 2015.