Louisiana Graduate Student, Math Teacher and Quarterback Wins 17th Annual NCAA Division III Award
SCRANTON, Pa. — Dec. 29, 2010 — Diversified Information Technologies (Diversified) today announced Ben
McLaughlin, a senior quarterback at Louisiana College, the winner of its 17th annual Melberger Award. The
award recognizes outstanding athletic performance and is one of the highest individual honors bestowed in
NCAA Division III football.
McLaughlin, who earned his undergraduate degree from Louisiana College in spring 2009, led the Wildcats to
a 7-3 record as a graduate student this season while also working full time as a math teacher at Bolton High
School in Alexandria, La. He was named the American Southwest Conference offensive player of the year,
ranked 18th in passing efficiency (159.93), was the national leader in passing yardage (3,770 yards) and threw
42 touchdown passes in the 2010 regular season.
The Melberger Trophy, which is named after Diversified’s founder and chairman, Clifford Melberger, is a
carving made of pure anthracite coal that is indigenous to Melberger’s home area in northeastern
Pennsylvania. Melberger served as captain of the Bucknell University football team in 1960 when the team
won the Lambert Trophy.
Ben is a fantastic quarterback who also happens to be a remarkable leader and community servant,” said
Scott Byers, Diversified president and CEO. “His athletic performance is trumped only by his excellent
sportsmanship both on and off the field. Ben is well-deserving of the 2010 Melberger Award, and it is my
pleasure to present it to him on behalf of Diversified.”
Melberger Award winners from the past five years include:
- Brett Elliot (2005) – Linfield College in Oregon
- Chris Sharpe (2006) – Springfield College in Massachusetts
- Jason Blotus (2007) – Hartwick College in New York
- Nate Kmic (2008) – Mount Union College in Pennsylvania
- Alex Tanney (2009) – Monmouth College in Illinois
About Diversified Information Technologies Inc.
Diversified Information Technologies Inc. helps businesses improve efficiency and reduce administrative costs
by optimizing business processes and managing the complete document and information lifecycle. Its services
include integrated records management solutions for both physical and electronic records storage, document
imaging, workflow automation, information management consulting, electronic mailroom processing, and
printing, mailing and electronic presentment solutions. Company processes, people and facilities are fully
certified and compliant with federal and industry regulations including HIPAA, Sarbox, NARA 36 CFR, ISO
9001 and SAS 70 Type II. From 24 U.S. locations and five international locations, Diversified serves the
Fortune 1000 in the health care, insurance, pharmaceutical, energy, financial and government industries.
Diversified was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Scranton, Pa. For more information, visit
www.DiversifiedWeb.com or call (800) 458-4710.