Thirty-Two Student-Athletes Recognized for Academic Accomplishments

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Thirty-two Susquehanna student-athletes have received Scholar-Athlete Awards for recording the highest grade-point averages (GPA) on their respective teams during the 2010 fall semester. The award is part of the Student-Athlete Affairs program (SAA), sponsored by the NCAA.

Many had multiple winners as there were ties among the top GPAs with four women's soccer players being recognized. Every award winner will receive a t-shirt.

"Our student-athletes are extremely talented both on the field and in the classroom," Susquehanna's SAA coordinator Kathy Kroupa said. "This is a great way to be able to recognize a number of them for their great academic achievements.

The mission of the SAA is to maintain intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the campus educational program and the student-athlete as an integral part of the student body. The SAA was created to support the student-athlete development initiatives of NCAA member institutions and to enhance the quality of the student-athlete experience within the context of higher education.

Name                                        Sport
Julia Amendola                     Field Hockey
Ben Anderson                      Baseball
Eric Angstadt                      Men's Basketball
Whitney Arcaro                   Women's Tennis
Shane Atha                        Men's Soccer
Erika Barron                        Women's Basketball
Kristin Berger                      Women's Track & Field
Colby Brindle                       Men's Cross Country/Track & Field
Julie Briskey                        Women's Soccer
Megan Chirdon                    Women's Tennis
Kirsten Detwiler                   Women's Lacrosse
Jesse Eggerton                    Football
Jamie Eggleton                    Women's Track & Field
Hadley Elsenbaumer             Women's Soccer
Teague Emery                     Men's Golf
Jennifer Hero                       Women's Cross Country/Track & Field
Kati Himmelberger-Frantz       Cheerleading
Lindsey Jankiewicz                Volleyball
Erinn Jenkins                        Women's Soccer
Amanda Keister                    Women's Golf
Chadd Lee                           Men's Swimming
Katelyn Mays                       Women's Swimming
Kimberly McGrath                  Women's Cross Country/Track & Field
Rory Meagher                       Men's Lacrosse
Caitlin Murphy                      Women's Soccer
Samantha Reitz                    Field Hockey
Christie Savard                    Women's Swimming
Lauren Smith                       Women's Cross Country/Track & Field
Daniel Sosa                         Men's Soccer
Whitney Walsh                     Women's Swimming
Bryn Whitmire                      Softball
Andrew Wyshock                  Men's Tennis