Four Crusaders Receive Academic Recognition

Four Crusaders Receive Academic Recognition

LANCASTER, Pa. – The Susquehanna football team placed four student-athletes on the 2014 Centennial Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll. Seniors Taylor Kolmer (Churchville, N.Y./Churchville-Chili) and Anthony Shipe (Thompsontown, Pa./East Juniata) and juniors Tim Lurz (Andover, N.J./North Warren) and Phil Pecora (Princeton, N.J./Pennington School/Bucknell) were named to the list.

In order to earn Honor Roll status, a student-athlete must participate in at least 50 percent of his team's games, be of sophomore standing or higher and maintain a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.4 or higher.

Kolmer, a biology and philosophy double major, is a former quarterback who made the switch to wide receiver this fall. He caught nine balls for 82 yards, averaging 9.2 yards per catch.

Shipe is a business administration – entrepreneurship major who saw time at various positions on the offensive line this fall. His play on the line helped the team rack up 1203 rushing yards this season for an average of 120.3 yards per game.

Meanwhile, Lurz appeared in all 10 games on the defensive side of the ball. The accounting major finished the season with 12 tackles, 11 solo.

Finally, Pecora had a career year on defense for the Crusaders. A business administration – finance major, he racked up 41 tackles, including 3.5 for loss, to go along with two sacks, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble.