Four Crusaders Earn All-Academic Accolades from Landmark

Four Crusaders Earn All-Academic Accolades from Landmark

MADISON, N.J. – Four Susquehanna student-athletes—two males and two females—were named to the Landmark Conference All-Academic Team for the fall semester.

Two male and two female student-athletes from each of the eight Landmark institutions were selected to the team which honors individuals who have excelled athletically and academically. Nominees must have competed in any of the Landmark fall sports, be of sophomore standing or higher and maintain a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.

Representing the women's soccer team, senior midfielder Hadley Elsenbaumer (Fogelsville, Pa. / Parkland) earned a 3.81 GPA while majoring in business administration with a finance emphasis.

In 2011, she appeared in all 18 games while notching her first career goal with a career-best three assists for five points. She recorded 11 shots and helped the team to two shutouts and earned the No. 3 seed in the Landmark Conference Tournament.

During her playing career, Elsenbaumer appeared in 40 games while recording one goal, four assists and six points on 33 shots. She was a member of the Dean's List in Spring 2011, Fall 2010, Fall 2009, and Spring 2009.

Staying on the pitch, men's soccer sophomore midfielder Andrew Murphy (Natick, Mass. / Natick) earned a 3.686 GPA while majoring in business administration. He was a First-Team All-Conference Player in 2011 while appearing in and starting all 18 matches.

He tallied a nine goals and four assists for 22 points (all career-bests and team highs). Among Landmark players, Murphy was second in points, points per game, goals per game and game winners (five). He was named to the 2011 Fall Academic honor roll as well.

Murphy was named to the Dean's List in Spring 2011, Fall 2010 and Fall 2009.

Standout senior libero Kate Reese (Wellsboro, Pa. / Wellsboro Area) earned a 3.8 GPA in accounting while playing on the volleyball team.

She surpassed 1,000 career digs against Scranton on Oct. 22 and finished the season with 1,198 (tied for fifth all-time). During 2011, she had career bests with 45 service aces, 581 digs and 17 assists in 125 sets.

Reese is also a four-year member of the varsity softball team. She is a three-time member of the Landmark Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll and a two-time member of the Spring Academic Honor Roll.

Representing the cross country program is senior Joe Zamadics (West Chester, Pa. / West Chester East) who earned a 3.941 GPA in economics.

He finished in eighth-place at the Landmark Conference Championship meet with a time of 25:20.20 to earn All-Conference honors, helping the team to second place. Zamadics is a member of three Landmark Conference championship teams and one runner-up squad (2011).

He set a 4K personal record this season (13:13 at Dickinson Long/Short). The team captain was named to the 2010 Fall Academic Honor Roll and to the 2010 Fall All-Academic Team.

Zamadics is a three-time member of the Fall Academic Honor Roll and a two-time Winter and Spring Academic Honor Roll member. A four year member of the Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Teams, he is also a DJ for SU's radio station WQSU-FM.