Courtesy: America East Communications

Record 59 Standouts Honored As Presidential Scholar-Athletes - #3Pillars

Release: 05/18/2017

BOSTON – A conference-high 59 America East student-athletes have been named America East Presidential Scholar-Athletes for their outstanding academic achievements throughout their collegiate careers. The award recognizes graduating student-athletes who compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher as an undergraduate student and graduated this spring.

In addition to registering a 3.75 GPA for their college career, honored student-athletes must have received their undergraduate degree in the academic year they are honored and have attended their institution for a minimum of two years.

Honorees include four-time America East field hockey Midfielder of the Year and Honda Award winner, Paula Heuser from Albany, as well as former baseball Player of the Year, David MacKinnon, from Hartford. 

"These student-athletes represent the best our conference has to offer and are exemplary examples of the level of academic achievement that exists in America East," said America East Commissioner, Amy Huchthausen. “Congratulations to these student-athletes on their tremendous achievement."

2016-17 America East Presidential Spring Scholar-Athletes

Institution Name  Major GPA Sport
Albany Alexa Schneider Human Biology 3.80 WSOC
  Caitlyn Paltsios Psychology  3.89 WSOC
  Mary Adeyeye Chemistry Honors 3.85 WTF
  Maxi Primus Psychology  3.87 FH
  Paula Heuser Business Administration 3.87 FH
Binghamton Sharon Bossert Integrative Neuroscience 3.98 WLAX
  Gabby Bracchi Accounting 3.75 SOFT
  Kasey Brida Intergrative Neuroscience 3.79 WSOC
  Dana Kinel

Environmental Studies/Philosophy, Politics and Law

3.82 WLAX
  Alana MacDonald Cell and Molecular Biology 3.95 WXC/WTF
  Danielle McLean Accounting 3.75 WTF
  Joe Miceli Integrative Neuroscience 3.75 MTF
  Sarah Ngo Business Administration 3.79 VB
  Eileen O'Hara Biochemistry 3.95 WXC/WTF
  Callon Williams Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis 3.76 WLAX
Hartford Lauren Bossi Marketing 3.77 WTF
  Savannah Brown Biology 3.80 WTF
  Katherine Connelly Psychology 4.00 WSOC
  Kylie Hoang Health Science 3.98 WSOC
  Jessica Jurg Sociology/Criminal Justice 3.97 WSOC
  Nicholas Kimmins Insurance/Finance 3.80 MLAX
  David MacKinnon Accounting 3.87 MSOC/BASE
  Alexander Paterson Mechanical Engineering  3.98 MTF
  Caitlin Smallfield Business Management  3.83 WSOC
  Harriet Smith Biology 3.86 WTF
Maine Eve Boissoneault Exercise Science 3.80 WXC/WTF
  Sigi Koizar Biology 3.97 WBB
  Kayla Marquis Bioengineering 3.91 WTF
  Cecelia McEachern Civil Engineering 3.76 WSD
  Jake Osborne Exercise Science 3.99 MTF
  Sydney Veljacic Accounting & Management (Double major) 3.77 FH
UMBC Cynthia Alms Biological Sciences  3.93 WXC
  Katelyn Callaghan Biological Sciences  4.00 WXC
  Nicole Casagrand Psychology  3.92 SOFT
  Amanda Day Biological Sciences/Psychology B 3.95 WSD
  Lauren Day Biological Sciences  3.95 WSD
  Wyatt Griffith Interdisciplinary Studies  3.82 MLAX
  Rachel Latzko Computer Engineering  3.76 WSD
  Kayla Lilly Interdisciplinary Studies 3.76 WSD
  Jonathan Luckin Math & Physics  4.00 MXC
  Grant Searfoss Financial Economics  3.88 MLAX
UMass Lowell Tyler Doveno Mechanical Engineering 3.77 MTF
  Jennifer Pisarik Exercise Physiology 3.86 WTF
  Jaclyn Solimine Mechanical Engineering 3.87 WTF
  Alexandra Toth Psychology 3.82 VB
  Martin Winter Psychology 4.00 MLAX
UNH Mimi Borkan Sport Studies 3.87 WSOC
  Caitlin Bucksbaum Biochem; Molecular & Cellular Biology 3.88 WSOC
  Mitchell Dutton Civil Engineering 3.92 MXC/MTF
  Riley Ellis Finance and Bus.Systems & Info Analytics 3.90 MSOC
  Amy Lebel Env. Engineering:Municipal Processes 3.98 WLAX
  Alyson Messina OT 3.98 WXC/WTF
Stony Brook   Megan Cooney Health Science 4.00 WXC/WTF
  Vince Erdei Applied Math and Statistics and Economics Double Major 3.90 MSOC
  Christina Melian Health Science 3.92 WXC/WTF
Vermont Dana Buckhorn Public Communication 3.77 WSOC
  Alexa Crosby  Exercise & Movement Sciences 3.85 WSOC
  Julie Richer  Biology 3.85 WXC
  Brynne Yarranton Biological Science 4.00 WLAX

Binghamton, Hartford and UMBC each led the way with 10 student-athletes honored, followed by Maine and New Hampshire with six, Albany and UMass Lowell with five, Vermont with four and Stony Brook with three.

The Presidential Scholar-Athlete Award was approved by the America East Board of Presidents in June of 2013 and implemented for 2013-14 academic year. In total, 207 elite student-athletes have been honored as part of the program.

About America East: The America East provides its member schools and their athletic programs a platform upon which student-athletes can achieve both collegiate and life success through the promotion and nurturing of athletic excellence, academic achievement and leadership, on and off the field.