Record 59 Standouts Honored As Presidential Scholar-Athletes - #3Pillars
BOSTON – A conference-high 59 America East student-athletes have been named America East Presidential Scholar-Athletes for their outstanding academic achievements throughout their collegiate careers. The award recognizes graduating student-athletes who compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher as an undergraduate student and graduated this spring.
In addition to registering a 3.75 GPA for their college career, honored student-athletes must have received their undergraduate degree in the academic year they are honored and have attended their institution for a minimum of two years.
Honorees include four-time America East field hockey Midfielder of the Year and Honda Award winner, Paula Heuser from Albany, as well as former baseball Player of the Year, David MacKinnon, from Hartford.
"These student-athletes represent the best our conference has to offer and are exemplary examples of the level of academic achievement that exists in America East," said America East Commissioner, Amy Huchthausen. “Congratulations to these student-athletes on their tremendous achievement."
2016-17 America East Presidential Spring Scholar-Athletes
|Albany||Alexa Schneider||Human Biology||3.80||WSOC|
|Mary Adeyeye||Chemistry Honors||3.85||WTF|
|Paula Heuser||Business Administration||3.87||FH|
|Binghamton||Sharon Bossert||Integrative Neuroscience||3.98||WLAX|
|Kasey Brida||Intergrative Neuroscience||3.79||WSOC|
Environmental Studies/Philosophy, Politics and Law
|Alana MacDonald||Cell and Molecular Biology||3.95||WXC/WTF|
|Joe Miceli||Integrative Neuroscience||3.75||MTF|
|Sarah Ngo||Business Administration||3.79||VB|
|Callon Williams||Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis||3.76||WLAX|
|Kylie Hoang||Health Science||3.98||WSOC|
|Jessica Jurg||Sociology/Criminal Justice||3.97||WSOC|
|Alexander Paterson||Mechanical Engineering||3.98||MTF|
|Caitlin Smallfield||Business Management||3.83||WSOC|
|Maine||Eve Boissoneault||Exercise Science||3.80||WXC/WTF
|Cecelia McEachern||Civil Engineering||3.76||WSD|
|Jake Osborne||Exercise Science||3.99||MTF|
|Sydney Veljacic||Accounting & Management (Double major)||3.77||FH|
|UMBC||Cynthia Alms||Biological Sciences||3.93||WXC|
|Katelyn Callaghan||Biological Sciences||4.00||WXC|
|Amanda Day||Biological Sciences/Psychology B||3.95||WSD|
|Lauren Day||Biological Sciences||3.95||WSD|
|Wyatt Griffith||Interdisciplinary Studies||3.82||MLAX|
|Rachel Latzko||Computer Engineering||3.76||WSD|
|Kayla Lilly||Interdisciplinary Studies||3.76||WSD|
|Jonathan Luckin||Math & Physics||4.00||MXC|
|Grant Searfoss||Financial Economics||3.88||MLAX|
|UMass Lowell||Tyler Doveno||Mechanical Engineering||3.77||MTF|
|Jennifer Pisarik||Exercise Physiology||3.86||WTF
|Jaclyn Solimine||Mechanical Engineering||3.87||WTF|
|UNH||Mimi Borkan||Sport Studies||3.87||WSOC|
|Caitlin Bucksbaum||Biochem; Molecular & Cellular Biology||3.88||WSOC|
|Mitchell Dutton||Civil Engineering||3.92||MXC/MTF|
|Riley Ellis||Finance and Bus.Systems & Info Analytics||3.90||MSOC|
|Amy Lebel||Env. Engineering:Municipal Processes||3.98||WLAX|
|Stony Brook||Megan Cooney||Health Science||4.00||WXC/WTF|
|Vince Erdei||Applied Math and Statistics and Economics Double Major||3.90||MSOC|
|Christina Melian||Health Science||3.92||WXC/WTF|
|Vermont||Dana Buckhorn||Public Communication||3.77||WSOC|
|Alexa Crosby||Exercise & Movement Sciences||3.85||WSOC|
|Brynne Yarranton||Biological Science||4.00||WLAX|
Binghamton, Hartford and UMBC each led the way with 10 student-athletes honored, followed by Maine and New Hampshire with six, Albany and UMass Lowell with five, Vermont with four and Stony Brook with three.
The Presidential Scholar-Athlete Award was approved by the America East Board of Presidents in June of 2013 and implemented for 2013-14 academic year. In total, 207 elite student-athletes have been honored as part of the program.
About America East: The America East provides its member schools and their athletic programs a platform upon which student-athletes can achieve both collegiate and life success through the promotion and nurturing of athletic excellence, academic achievement and leadership, on and off the field.