Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP associate Nicole Bayman was honored this weekend by her alma mater, the University of Scranton, for her excellence on the soccer field and in the classroom from 1998 to 2000.

Bayman, who played soccer for the University of Scranton Royals from 1998 to 2000, was inducted to the school’s Wall of Fame during a ceremony Saturday.  Induction is reserved for those who have been instrumental in the development of University of Scranton athletics. 

During her collegiate career, Bayman was named an Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America and a second-team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.  She scored 20 goals in her senior season, helping lead the University of Scranton to 19 wins and a second straight Freedom Conference championship and NCAA Division III tournament appearance.  Bayman was named the conference player of the year that season.

Bayman also received a prestigious postgraduate scholarship from the NCAA and the University of Scranton’s Ron Willensky Award, which is given each year to a senior student athlete who works to “understand and improve the human condition.” 

Bayman, who focuses her practice on real estate transactions, zoning issues and tax court appeals, earned her bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, and her law degree, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame Law School.  Prior to joining Drinker Biddle, Nicole clerked for the Hon. Harold A. Kuskin in the Tax Court of New Jersey.  She resides in Princeton, New Jersey.