“Someone said marketing is a mix of psychology, economics, and sociology. I really liked that part of it,” Brooke Lorber said.
Originally a communications major, the senior switched to marketing because she wanted to learn more about business. Her interest in her major may explain her high performance in the classroom even as she manages a busy schedule as a lacrosse team captain.
Lorber was recognized for her academic excellence for the third time at Mason. She was awarded the Peter N. Stearns Provost Scholar Athlete Award for maintaining a 3.7 GPA.
Lorber, originally from Bel Air, Maryland, chose Mason because of its location and campus feel. “I definitely loved the location of being close to D.C., since I’m a business major and there’s so many opportunities there. I also like the feel of Fairfax. It feels more like home than some other college campuses,” she said.
She’s been playing lacrosse since she was six and enjoys the sport because “it’s a fast game. It’s also strategic.” As a student-athlete, Lorber said she’s used to keeping a busy schedule.
“I don’t know any different than to go to practice, go to class, and then study at night. I live with all lacrosse players, so we’re in the same boat. I enjoy it though. I like being busy,” she said.
Lorber stayed busy last summer by completing a marketing and event planning internship with the non-profit SkateFest and Sk8 for a Cause. She was responsible for coordinating prize packages, managing social media, and organizing and setting up for the two-day event.
She has always recognized the importance of her academics in preparing her for the future. “Lacrosse isn’t going to do anything for me once I graduate. It’s definitely the grades, school work, and my hard work in academics that’s going to get me far in life,” she said.