NEAC announces 2015-16 Scholar-Athletes; 49 from Morrisville State receive academic accolade

NEAC announces 2015-16 Scholar-Athletes; 49 from Morrisville State receive academic accolade

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced its Scholar-Athlete selections from across its 14 full-time and six associate institution membership, honoring 49 from Morrisville State with the academic accolade for the 2015-16 academic year.

"I want to express my appreciation to all those individuals who have contributed to the academic success demonstrated by our student athletes, including the athletes themselves," said Greg Carroll, Director of Athletics. 

"Each year we challenge them to achieve more, succeed more, and contribute more; and they continue to respond positively." 

To be named a scholar-athlete, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.40 or higher for the fall and spring semesters combined while participating in a NEAC sponsored sport.

Morrisville State had a record setting year, besting last year's high number (36) of scholar-athletes for a total 49 in 2015-16 since becoming a conference member in 2009. Across the year, those earning scholar-athlete honors for the Mustangs averaged a 3.664 GPA.

"Our coaches have committed themselves to recruiting athletes serious about academic success and then they have been holding each team member accountable," Carroll stated. "Not only have they been up front from the beginning of the recruiting process about academic expectations, they have been following through which is truly challenging. We have also had great support from the faculty and academic support staff." 

"It really is a team effort and we are fortunate to be part of a campus so committed to overall student success."

The following student-athletes at Morrisville State received scholar-athlete recognition:

 

Student-Athlete

Sport(s)

Hometown

Major

Mohamed Ali

Cross Country

Utica, N.Y.

Automotive Technology

Jordan Anderson *

Basketball/Lacrosse

West Edmeston, N.Y.

Human Performance & Health Promotion

Paige Biviano *

Cross Country

Cazenovia, N.Y.

Journalism and Communication for Online Media

Kelly Brennan

Soccer

Sauquoit, N.Y.

Animal Science- Dairy

Jessica Chandler *

Volleyball

Morrisville, N.Y.

Business Administration

Marc-Antoine Chaput

Golf

Mascouche, Quebec

Business Administration

Sarah Childs *

Volleyball

Newark, N.Y.

Early Childhood Education

Maura Conlon *

Cross Country

Marcy, N.Y.

Human Performance & Health Promotion

Storm Cook

Basketball

Norwich, N.Y.

Accounting

Kennedy Cox

Basketball/Lacrosse

Blythe, Calif.

Agricultural Business Development

Zackary Cozzarin *

Soccer

Trumansburg, N.Y.

Animal Science – Dairy

Mason Craine *

Cross Country

Red Creek, N.Y.

Criminal Justice

Johna Cusworth

Soccer

Mohawk, N.Y.

Humanities and Social Science

Justin Depue

Cross Country

Homer, N.Y.

Dairy Management

Holly Gamlen *

Field Hockey/Softball

Cazenovia, N.Y.

Health Related Studies

Kallie George *

Soccer/Lacrosse

Tully, N.Y.

Equine Science and Management

Emily Goldstein

Field Hockey

Sauquoit, N.Y.

Criminal Justice

Mickey Halstrom *

Soccer

Willet, N.Y.

Health Related Studies

Helena Hanes

Volleyball

St. Mary's, Pa.

Wood Products Technology

Laura Harmon *

Cross Country

Millford, N.Y.

Nursing

Bradley Hefner

Golf

Billings, Mt.

Humanities and Social Science

Joe Hulbert *

Basketball

Duanesburg, N.Y.

Criminal Justice

Lauren Kellum

Field Hockey

Eaton, N.Y.

Travel & Tourism

Haley Kilmartin *

Basketball

Fort Plain, N.Y.

Human Performance & Health Promotion

Brendan Kozak

Cross Country

Farmersville, N.Y.

Criminal Justice

Jon Lauer

Golf

Camillus, N.Y.

Renewable Energy

Emily Laurin

Soccer

Munnsville, N.Y.

Equine Science and Management

Courtney Lavere

Volleyball

Oswego, N.Y.

Applied Psychology

Sarah Linn

Volleyball

Portville, N.Y.

Equine Science and Management

Justin Loverme

Soccer

Jamestown, N.Y.

End User Support

Jennifer Macking

Cross Country

Rochester, N.Y.

Equine Science

Angela Marriott *

Soccer/Lacrosse

Peekskill, N.Y.

Criminal Justice

Brianna Martin

Softball

Apopka, Fla.

Adolescent Education

Layne Martin *

Golf

Findlay, Ohio

Nursing

Michael Millis *

Lacrosse

Seneca Falls, N.Y.

Automotive Technology

Kylie Murphy *

Volleyball

Nichols, N.Y.

Business Administration

Sara Murphy

Soccer

Oriskany, N.Y.

Nursing

Anthony Ostuni

Cross Country

Liverpool, N.Y.

Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management

Alan Peckham *

Soccer

Webster, N.Y.

Criminal Justice

Logan Peters

Lacrosse

Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

Renewable Energy

Jesse Pflaumer

Golf

Elba, N.Y.

Agricultural Engineering

Benjamin Seale

Cross Country

Chittenango, N.Y.

Residential Construction

Daniel Sherlock

Lacrosse

Tully, N.Y.

Business Administration

Victoria Squires

Volleyball/Basketball

Prattsburgh, N.Y.

Tech Management: Resort and Recreation Management

Katherine St. Pierre

Soccer

Erieville, N.Y.

Massage Therapy

Greg Stallone

Soccer

Hicksville, N.Y.

Automotive Technology

CJ Underwood

Lacrosse

McDonough, N.Y.

Network Administration

Marissa Woodard

Basketball

Unadilla, N.Y.

Criminal Justice

Ben Zilka

Soccer

Wantagh, N.Y.

Criminal Justice

 

Student-athletes marked with an asterisk have earned Scholar-Athlete recognition in previous academic calendar years.

Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.

The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2016 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2016 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.

 

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