Four Student-Athletes Named to Landmark All-Academic Team

MADISON, N.J. – Four Susquehanna student-athletes earned spots on the 2012 Landmark Conference Spring All-Academic Team. Seniors Lisa Finizio (Oakland, N.J./Indian Hills), Trae Humphreys (Wilmington, Del./Sanford), Kristin Stam (Wellsboro, Pa./Wellsboro Area) and Joe Zamadics (West Chester, Pa./West Chester East) represent softball, lacrosse and track & field, respectively.

The All-Academic Team honors those student-athletes who have excelled athletically and academically. Nominees must have competed in any of the Landmark spring sports and been of sophomore or higher standing with a strong cumulative grade-point average (GPA).

Softball outfielder Finizio is the reigning Landmark Conference Player of the Year after finishing this past season with team highs in hits (55), runs (32) and stolen bases (14). Her 55 hits were sixth all-time in SU single-season history.

Finizio, an elementary and early childhood education major, was also named a CoSIDA Regional All-American and was a NFCA East Region First-Team honoree. She leaves SU as the all-time leader in at-bats, total bases and hits and is second in triples.

Midfielder Humphreys was a four-year member of the men’s lacrosse team. The face-off specialist was a team captain 2012 and named to the All-Landmark Conference Second Team. This past spring, he appeared in 16 games and won 138 of 243 face-offs and had a team-high 81 ground balls. Humphreys, an economics major, is also a three-year member of the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll.

Stam, a track & field standout, set a school record this past spring in the long jump. She also went on to take second in the triple jump, fifth in the long jump and sixth in the high jump at the Landmark Conference Championship meet and was a member of the second-place 4 x 100 meter relay team.

The team captain and liberal studies-elementary education major was a member of the Dean’s List every semester and was a four-year member of both the indoor and outdoor track & field teams.

Fellow track athlete Zamadics was also a four-year member of the cross country and track & field teams. As a senior, he was a captain of all three squads (cross country, indoor, outdoor) and took second in the 1500 meter run at this past spring’s Landmark Conference Championships. He was also third in the 800 meter run.

The economics major has been a member of the Landmark Academic Honor Roll every year of eligibility and is a multiple member of the Landmark All-Academic Team.