It's not all fun and games for Lewis though. He may crack jokes, but he's the first to keep his teammates in line according to Cross Country Head Coach Betsy Leonard. The aspiring economics major spends hours in Bortz Library, ensuring his grades are kept to the same standards as his running. In his three semesters at Hampden-Sydney College, Lewis has worked on the Student Giving Program, serves as the Community Service Chair for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and has participated in the Mentoring Program where he spent an hour every week at the local elementary school.
Although some athletic coaches may want their players to focus solely on sports, Leonard is sympathetic to the life of a
The collaborative approach to coaching has produced positive results in the athletes, both on the race course and in team dynamics. Leonard commented that this team is the tightest group she has worked with in her coaching career. She spoke of the growth Lewis
The flexibility and encouragement Lewis displays
Lewis epitomizes the "work hard, play hard" mantra. He employs self-discipline in his academic and athletic life, and with a relaxed cheerfulness, success is certain to continue.