Four Student-Athletes Earn All-Academic Team Honors

MADISON, N.J. – Four Susquehanna University student-athletes have been named to the Landmark Conference Winter All-Academic Team, released late last week. Swimmer Christie Savard (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga), basketball player Nikki Schneck (Cresco, Pa./Pocono Mountain East), swimmer Chadd Lee (Bloomsburg, Pa./Bloomsburg Area) and track athlete Joe Zamadics (West Chester, Pa./West Chester East) were the four student-athletes recognized.

Savard, a senior, is an Elementary and Early Childhood Education major who boasts a 3.752 grade-point average. A team captain this year, she set four personal-bests in the pool as a senior and will leave SU as the program record-holder in five individual events and three relay events.

Savard, a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, completed her student teaching requirement during the 2011 spring semester.

Also a senior, Schneck is a Chemistry major who maintains a 3.76 GPA. She was a four-year varsity letterwinner for the women’s basketball squad. Schneck appeared in 100 career games, tallied 233 career points and was one of the team’s most reliable defenders throughout her four years of play.

A member of the Dean’s List since 2007 and a University Scholar since 2008, Schneck is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemistry Honor Society and is a four-year recipient of the University Scholarship for Math and Science Excellence. This year, she is a candidate for Departmental Honors and has twice presented her work with Dr. Lou Ann Tom.

A sophomore, Lee holds a 3.947 GPA as a Biology major. This season, Lee set personal-best times in the 200 fly, 100 breaststroke, 200 IM and 400 IM. He is the school record holder in the 200 butterfly, 200 IM, 400 IM and is third all-time in the 100 butterfly.

Finally, Zamadics is an Economics major with a 3.93 GPA. During the winter season, he was a critical member of a SU team that captured second place at the Landmark Conference Indoor Championships where he was third overall in the mile with a personal-best time of 4:23.78. He was also part of the second-place 4 x 800 meter relay team.

As a member of the cross country team, Zamadics was named to the 2010 Landmark Conference All All-Academic Team.

The Landmark Conference selects an All-Academic team for each of the three athletics seasons during the year. Two female and two male athletes per school are selected each season.