Mike Huffner is a biology major with a 3.52 cumulative GPA. He is planning to attend medical school after graduation from Bucknell this spring. In 2012 he was named to the Patriot League Men’s Lacrosse All-Academic Team (11-man team) as well as the Capital One Academic All-District 2 At-Large Team. During his Bucknell career Mike has been selected to be an Organic Chemistry/ Biology tutor. He meets three or four times weekly with students needing extra help in those subjects. Last spring he was offered a summer internship at Bucknell doing research with Dr. Matthew McTammany. He has also interned and shadowed doctors at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in his hometown of Elmira, N.Y., and last summer he volunteered at Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg, where Bucknell is located.
Mike is one of the leaders of the Bucknell lacrosse team. He was elected team captain prior to his senior year, and he was selected to represent the team in the Bucknell Bison Leadership Academy, where student-athletes receive specific leadership training.
Mike has been a loyal member of the Bison Pals (mentor program for adults with special needs) since his freshman year. He became treasurer of Bison pals as a sophomore and club president as a junior. He is also a member of Colleges against Cancer. In 2012 he volunteered nearly 100 hours at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira New York in transport and patient assistance.
Huffner is one of the top senior defenders in the country in 2013, and he was named Preseason Patriot League Player of the Year. He was a First Team All-Patriot League defenseman in both 2011 and 2012 for a nationally ranked Bucknell team. He was named to the 2011 Patriot League All-Tournament Team after helping Bucknell win the title and rank 5th nationally in scoring defense. Last season Mike ranked 20th nationally in caused turnovers. He is Bucknell’s No. 1 defenseman, meaning he typically covers the other team’s best attackman.