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Criminology alumna presented 2022 Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Lauren Shumate Marcil playing tennis

While a student at USF, Lauren Shumate Marcil was a varsity tennis player.

Alumna Lauren Shumate Marcil, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology in 2010 and a Master of Arts in Political Science in 2014, is one of six alumni honored this year as part of the USF Alumni Association's Outstanding Young Alumni Awards.

While at USF, Marcil was a varsity tennis player from 2008-2010, and after graduation she taught as a Fulbright Scholar in Serbia. Following a career as a world-ranked professional tennis player, Marcil now is an associate at Gunster, a corporate law firm wherein she specializes in civil litigation.

The USF Outstanding Young Alumni Award recognizes USF graduates 35 years old and younger who have demonstrated unique innovation and creativity in their fields and have succeeded in their careers. These awards were presented and celebrated Thursday alongside an interactive panel discussion and a young alumni networking reception in the USF Gibbons Alumni Center.

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