45 SAGE STUDENT-ATHLETES SELECTED FOR THE 2019 EMPIRE 8 SPRING PRESIDENTS' LIST
More Than 20% of Conference's Student-Athletes Posted at Least a 3.75 GPA During Spring Semester
Albany, NY- The Sage Colleges' had 45 student-athletes honored for their efforts in the classroom for the Spring of 2019 with the release of the Empire 8 Presidents' List. Sage's 17 varsity teams and 237 student-athletes combined for a 3.23 grade point average on the spring semester as well and all of the Gator teams registered as 3.2 or higher this spring.
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The Empire 8 Conference announced its President's List for the 2019 Spring semester this morning. More than 750 student-athletes from the league's membership were recognized for their excellence in the classroom this past semester. In total, 779 student-athletes were recognized with the President's List distinction, one of most prestigious honors the conference recognizes following each semester.
Recipients of this honor must earn a 3.75 grade point average or higher during the semester, while participating in an NCAA-sponsored sport. In addition, the student-athlete must display positive conduct on and off campus and be enrolled full-time at the member institution. The conference states, "Its commitment to serve the educational needs of its student-athletes is the hallmark of the Empire 8 Conference."
The nine full-time conference members sponsored a record number of 3,744 student-athletes who combined for a conference-wide spring semester grade point average of 3.243. The 3.243 average GPA is the highest in the history of this honor being recognized by the league office.
Additionally, 116 teams were acknowledged as Empire 8 Conference All-Academic Teams for registering a team grade point average of 3.2 or higher for the spring semester. Remarkably, seven of the nine member institutions had at least ten programs earn this honor, while each of Stevens' 26 varsity programs qualified to receive the award. Continuing on with the accolades, the Sage men's cross country program posted a perfect spring semester gpa of 4.0 as a program.
"Our student-athletes continue to achieve at very high levels in the classroom. I am so proud of their accomplishments," said E8 Commissioner Chuck Mitrano. "The commitment to academic excellence from our member institutions is unmatched and these numbers prove it."
Student-athletes representing each of the conference's nine member institutions were among those honored in this spring's edition of the E8 President's List. Leading the way was Stevens, which had an impressive 161 student-athletes earn the recognition. St. John Fisher and Utica tied for second with 103 student-athletes that garnered this honor. Rounding out the top five within the conference were Nazareth with 92 and Elmira, which had 78 honored.
751 Student-Athletes earned President's List Distinction (GPA of at least 3.75)
The average GPA among the conference's 3,744 student-athletes was 3.243
Each department's student-athletes posted an average GPA of greater than 3.0 and six posted an average that was greater than 3.2
116 teams were recognized (3.2 team GPA or greater)
Seven institutions had at least ten teams recognized.
The Sage Colleges' 2019 Empire 8 Spring Presidents' List Honorees
Name Class Sport(s) Major
Joshua Gonzalez Jr. Men's Basketball Sports and Recreation Management
Jarryd Wick Sr. Men's Cross Country/Men's Track & Field Physical Education
Liam Dowd Fr. Men's Lacrosse Business Administration
Marquan Phillips Jr. Men's Lacrosse Computer Information Systems
Alberto Cannistraci Jr. Men's Soccer Business
Joergen Skagen Fr. Men's Soccer Business Administration
Christian Vaalstuen Fr. Men's Soccer Open Options
Kasper Westnes Fr. Men's Soccer Business Administration
Ryan Fairweather Sr. Men's Soccer Business Administration
Mitesh Joshi So. Men's Tennis Business
Tyler Schnaible Jr. Men's Golf and Men's Tennis Physical Education
Dan Mackey So. Men's Volleyball & Men's Tennis Health Sciences-Occupational Therapy
Megan Flynn Sr. Women's Basketball Physical Education
Macie Holmes Sr. Women's Basketball Business Administration
Emily Parslow Sr. Women's Basketball Physical Education
Gessica Patregnani Jr. Women's Basketball Business Administration
Danielle Stannard Sr. Women's Basketball Business Administration
Sophia Keravich So. Women's Cross Country /Women's Lacrosse Biology
Amanda Jones Jr. Women's Cross Country /Women's Track & Field Nursing
Sagan Leggett Sr. Women's Cross Country/Women's Track & Field Biology
Joanna Tavolaro Jr. Women's Cross Country/Women's Track & Field Applied Biology-pre med
Abigayle Greier Fr. Field Hockey Physical Therapy
Micalli Johnston So. Field Hockey Health Sciences path to occupational therapy
Sara O'Connor Fr. Field Hockey Biology
Aunna Parker So. Field Hockey Nursing
Tashariff Carr Sr. Women's Lacrosse Law and Society
Kerry McKeown Fr. Women's Lacrosse Education
Sophia Pierce So. Women's Lacrosse Applied Biology/Physical Therapy
Anne Risler Jr. Women's Lacrosse Health Sciences-Occupational Therapy
Nicole Bauer Sr. Women's Soccer Health Sciences
Giovanna Fichera Jr. Women's Soccer Health Sciences-Occupational Therapy
Hallie Klosterman Fr. Women's Soccer Physical Therapy
Caitlyn Lopeck Fr. Women's Soccer Health Sciences
Joleen Marfone Sr. Women's Soccer Health Sciences
Bailey Pepper So. Women's Soccer Applied Biology/Physical Therapy
Maegan Villa Jr. Women's Soccer Occupational Therapy
Kristen Silk Jr. Women's Soccer, Softball Health Sciences
Samantha Trimblett Sr. Women's Soccer Graphic Design
Lisa Kentris Gr. Softball Childhood Psychology
Katerina Lagace So. Softball Applied Biology/Physical Therapy
Abbey Clobridge Jr. Women's Tennis Business
Rebecca Jackson Jr. Women's Tennis Health Sciences
Gabrielle Rowell So. Women's Volleyball Psychology
Megan Ryder Jr. Women's Volleyball Psychology
Victoria Opalka Sr. Women's Cross Country/Women's Track and Field Nutrition