Landmark Names Fall All-Academic Team; Four SU Student-Athletes Honored

TOWSON, Md. - The Landmark Conference has announced the selection of four Susquehanna University student-athletes to the 2012 Fall Landmark All-Academic Team.

Senior volleyball player, Emily Carson (Caldwell, N.J. / James Caldwell), a team, was just the second player in SU history to surpass 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs for her career earlier this year.

She is a four-time all-conference selection (second-straight First-Team honor in 2012) and ranks third all-time in SU history with 1,484 kills. She was also named AVCA Honorable Mention All-American following this season.

Carson is third all-time in block assists (266) and total blocks (336). A psychology major, she was also a member of the Dean’s List in Fall 2011 and Spring 2012.

Sophomore cross country runner Paul Crowe (Boalsburg, Pa. / State College Area), a creative writing major, earned Second-Team All-Landmark honors this season after placing ninth at the Landmark Championships. He placed 12th as a rookie one year ago.

Crowe set a PR in the 8k at the Gettysburg Invite (26:12) and helped the Crusaders to two runner-up finishes at the Landmark Championships. He was also a member of the Fall 2011 Dean’s List.

Senior field hockey player Mirissia Mekosh (Pottstown, Pa. / Pottstown) is studying earth and environmental sciences. Mekosh was a 2012 team captain and four-year member of the team as a midfielder/back.

She appeared in 19 games as a senior and helped Susquehanna to three Landmark Tournament appearances over her four years on the team. Mekosh was also a member of the 2011 Fall and 2012 Spring Dean’s Lists.

Junior Andrew Murphy (Natick, Mass. / Natick), a business administration major, is a three-year player on the Susquehanna men’s soccer team. He scored three goals and three assists for nine points this fall.

The team finished with a program-record 18 wins and advanced to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament for the first-time in program history. He was also a 2011 All-Conference player and member of the Dean’s List every semester eligible.

Overall, 30 student-athletes were named to the 2012 Fall Landmark All-Academic Team. The top two male and two female student-athletes from each of the eight Landmark institutions who met the award requirements have been honored.

Nominees could compete in any of the Landmark fall sports and must be a sophomore or older with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

The senior class was the most represented on the All-Academic Team with 13 selections. The remaining positions were taken by nine sophomores and eight juniors.

In addition all six fall sports sponsored by the Landmark Conference are represented with at least one selection and seven are repeat selections after being honored last fall. The Landmark Conference will select an All-Academic Team for each of the three athletics seasons during the year.