Shortstop Heather Bortz in action during the championship 2004
season. At right, “Tug” McGraw saying farewell to the Phillies in
2003. Middle, Tim McGraw and his band serenaded Heather and other McGraw
...being an old-fashioned word for women scholars. Two such and a
scholar-athlete who actually wears blue socks when she plays softball have been
named as the Class of 2005 readies for Commencement.
Julie Anderson, the daughter of Andy Anderson of Facilities, has
won a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship to be a high school teaching assistant next
year in Germany. An Honors student who wrote about Sylvia Plath, Julie hopes to
do further research on the poet by reading the critical commentary of German scholars
about Plath’s work.
Leigh Ann Caruso ’04, who inaugurated the exchange program with the
University of Erfurt, Germany, in 2002, will return there on a Fulbright Research
Fellowship next year. She plans to continue her investigation of 18th-century Moravian
communal life and customs.
Julie and Leigh are the fourth and fifth students of German to win
Fulbrights in the last six years.
Marianne Zwicker ’99, Daniel Byrne ’00, and Courtney Rice ’01 were
students of Hans Wuerth, professor emeritus of German; Julie and Leigh are students
of Josef Glowa, assistant professor of German.
Julie’s Honors advisor was Theresa Dougal, associate professor of
English. Leigh worked with Heikki Lempa, assistant professor of history.
Heather Bortz, who broke an alldivision NCAA record last year when
she achieved a 44-game hitting streak from April 15, 2003, to April 17, 2004, has
won a Tug McGraw Foundation scholarship, which has academic as well as athletic
Not only was Heather the 2004 Commonwealth Conference Player of the
Year, but she also was an academic all-American for her sport. She plays shortstop
on the Moravian softball team, which last year went to the NCAA Divison III World
Series and came in second.
The McGraw Foundation was established to honor the muchloved Phillies’ relief
pitcher Frank Edwin “Tug” McGraw (1944-2004), who coined the phrase “You gotta
His son, country singer Tim McGraw, brought his band to the ceremony
at which Heather received her scholarship.