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Florkiewicz, Warren Named Spring Chancellor's Scholar-Athletes

Erin Florkiewicz of the Plattsburgh State softball team and Julia Warren of the Plattsburgh State women’s outdoor track and field team have earned 2010-11 Chancellor Scholar-Athlete Awards for their respective sports.

The award, which recognizes a combination of academic excellence and outstanding athletic achievement, is given annually in each sport to a First or Second Team All-Conference honoree with the highest grade-point average. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have at least three semesters completed and have the highest grade-point average of at least 3.3 or better.

A junior catcher, Florkiewicz garnered her first all-conference accolades with a career-high .300 batting average.  The Warwick, N.Y. native slugged four home runs this season, three of which came against conference opponents, and her .994 fielding percentage was tied for a team-best among regular players. Florkiewicz was recently inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma, which is a national honor society for college athletes. As a sophomore, she was named to the SUNYAC All-Academic Team and Commissioner’s List and has been named an HFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete twice.

Warren, a Middletown, N.Y., native, landed a spot on the all-conference second team following her performance at the recent conference championships. Warren placed second in the 10,000-meter run with a personal-best time of 38:08.56. She has been an Academic All-SUNYAC twice and received Commissioner’s List honors this past fall.

Florkiewicz and Warren join Cardinal student-athletes Lindsey Keyser and Kara Buehler in receiving SUNY Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete honors. Geneseo led the conference with eight award-winners, while Plattsburgh and Fredonia followed with four honorees each.

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