Courtesy of Bowdoin Sports Information
Originally from Ghana, Latif Armiyaw quickly enveloped himself in the Bowdoin community, becoming a critical part of not just the Polar Bear track & field and football programs, but of the greater Midcoast area.
On the field Armiyaw was a standout linebacker and captain for the Bowdoin football team (117 career tackles) and a sprinter for the track squad, helping the team to a sweep of the indoor and outdoor state titles as a senior in 2018. His lasting legacy will be off the fields of play, however, as Armiyaw immersed himself in community service as a Big Brother/Big Sister mentor and a recipient of the Midcoast Hunger Community Engagement Fellowship, the Doherty Coastal Studies Fellowship and Maine Community Matters Fellowship. A biology major, he also was active on campus in the African American Society as well as in the Africa Alliance, all while excelling in the classroom.
"Athletics were a crucial part of my liberal arts education," said Armiyaw. "Through them I have grown as a leader, learned to overcome adversity, and developed skills around problem-solving and goal-setting. I hope to go to medical school in the near future, but I first plan on exploring clinical research as well as careers in public health."