Landmark Conference Announces Spring All-Academic Team

MADISON, N.J. – The Landmark Conference has announced the selection of 32 student-athletes to the 2011 Spring Landmark All-Academic Team. Representing Susquehanna was men’s tennis player Bruce Osborn ’11 (Sayre, Pa./Sayre Area), track athlete Joe Zamadics ’12 (West Chester, Pa./West Chester East), softball player Kate Reese ’12 (Wellsboro, Pa./Wellsboro Area) and track athlete Alycia Woodruff ’11 (West Chester, Pa./West Chester East).

Two male and two female athletes from each of the eight Landmark institutions were selected to the team which honors athletes who have excelled athletically and academically. Nominees must have competed in any of the conference’s spring sports and have been of sophomore standing or higher with a strong cumulative grade-point average (GPA).

Osborn, a four-year member of the tennis squad, is a political science major who graduated in May with a GPA of 3.822 and this marks the second-straight year he has been named to the All-Academic Team. He was a team captain this past season during which he went 9-5 in singles play and 7-6 in doubles play. In 2010, Osborn matched the SU single-season record with 10 singles victories. Off the court, he has been a member of the Spring Academic Honor Roll from 2009-11, was a member of SAAC, Pi Sigma Alpha, Pi Gamma Mu and earned Alpha Lambda Delta freshman honor society status.

Zamadics, a rising senior, is an economics major with a 3.941 GPA. This spring, he captured the 1500 meter outdoor title at the Landmark Conference Championships and finished second in the 800 meter and 4 x 400 meter relay at the meet, where SU also placed second overall as a team. Zamadics was named to the 2010 Fall Academic Honor Roll, the 2011 Spring Academic Honor Roll and to the 2010 Fall All-Academic Team.

On the women’s side, Reese is an accounting major with a 3.8 GPA. A two-sport athlete (volleyball and softball), she hit for a .235 average this spring with 10 runs scored, one triple, one homer and nine RBI while committing just two errors during a season in which she primarily played shortstop. The Crusaders compiled a 29-win season, marking the third-straight season with at least 20 victories. For her career, Reese has 133 hits, 25 runs scored, three triples and three home runs. This fall, she will begin her senior season on the volleyball squad as a defensive specialist.

Finally, Woodruff graduated in May with a degree in history-secondary education and a 3.43 GPA. She was a four-year distance runner on the cross country, indoor and outdoor track teams. This spring, she became the first-ever SU female distance runner to complete in the NCAA Outdoor Championships where she ran the 5k. At the 2011 Landmark Conference Outdoor Championships, she captured the 3000 steeplechase title and also took second in the 1500 meter and 5k at the conference meet. Woodruff is a four-time Spring Academic Honor Roll member and was named the 2010 Landmark Female Cross Country Runner of the Year.