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SUNYAC Academic Awards: Cardinals Best General Campus Population Again

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (July 23, 2010) -- SUNY Plattsburgh Academic Coordinator for Athletics Michelle St. Onge has announced that 66 Cardinal student-athletes from the winter and spring sports have been named to the State University of New York Athletic Conference Academic Team.In addition, she noted that for the 12th straight semester, Plattsburgh Athletics attained a higher grade-point average than the campus' general student population, 2.94 to 2.83. More than half of 309 Cardinal student-athletes achieved a 3.0 or better GPA, including 18 with at least a 3.7 and four with a perfect 4.0 this spring. Seven of eight women's teams were above a 3.0, including soccer for a department-best 3.34, for a 3.17 aggregate. Seven men's programs combined for a 2.74.

The qualifications needed to be on the All-SUNYAC Academic List are the individual must be a varsity athlete; have completed the entire season; and obtained a minimum 3.3 GPA for the semester in which they competed. To be placed on the Commissioner's List, the student-athlete must adhere to the first two criteria plus maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 based on three semesters at the institution. (Does not have to be consecutive semesters.)

Academic All-SUNYAC & Commissioner's List (with class, major and hometown)

Baseball (5)

Alex Read AA/CL, Senior, Mathematics, Ottawa, Ontario
Casey Mohrien, Freshman, Biology, Nineveh
Eric  Reisman, Sophomore, Business, Baldwin Harbor
Pat Shaughnessy AA/CL, Sophomore, General Education, Plattsburgh
Josh Colligan AA/CL, Senior, Journalism, Hamburg

Men's Basketball (6)

Ryan Poirier, Freshman, Mathematics, Williston, Vt.
Josh Bruno AA/CL, Junior, Business, Ottawa, Ontario
Farris Thomas, Senior, Human Development/Family Relations, Wyandanch
Kelsey Moody AA/CL, Senior, Psychology/Biochemistry, Morrisonville
Chris Thompson (team manager) AA/CL, Junior, Childhood Education, Voorheesville
Danny Tangney, Senior, Public Relations, Chester

Men's Track and Field (9)

Richard Adickes, Freshman, General Education, Mastic
Dustin Scott, Freshman, Business, Ticonderoga
Devin Scott, Freshman, Criminal Justice, Ticonderoga
Brian Drollette, Freshman, Environmental Science, Plattsburgh
Charles Meyer, Senior, Information Technology, Saranac Lake
Nathan Williams, Freshman, Mathematics, Morrisonville
Russell Maloney, Freshman, Broadcast Journalism, Cortlandt Manor
Ryan Douglas AA/CL, Sophomore, Marketing, Burnt Hills
Kewsi Burgess AA/CL, Sophomore, Childhood Education, Albany

Women's Track and Field (12)

Katelyn Cole, Sophomore, International Business, Montgomery
Julia Warren, Junior, Nutrition, Middletown
Erin Keenan AA/CL, Junior, History, Centereach
Stefanie Braun, Sophomore, Nursing, Dix Hills 
Colleen  Cotey AA/CL, Sophomore, Childhood Education, Norwood
Colleen Coon, Freshman, Business, Penfield
Krystal Yernye, Junior, TV/Video/Broadcast Journalism, Angola
Gretchen Singer, Freshman, Nursing, Barre, Vt.
Amy McCasland AA/CL, Sophomore, Childhood Education, Morrisonville
Jacquelyn Boyea AA/CL, Junior, Childhood Education, Franklin, Mass.
Sara Alsdorf, Freshman, General Education, Bethel
Megan Daly, Freshman, Communication Disorders, Seaford

Women's Basketball (2)

Kristy Couillard, Freshman, Psychology, Burlington, Vt.
Kristie Pageau AA/CL, Sophomore, Geology, Dannemora 

Men's Hockey (6)

Ryan Corry AA/CL, Junior, Entrepreneurship, Calgary, Alberta
Zach Hepler, Freshman, General Education, Sarver, Pa.
Ian DeLong, Freshman, Business, Lyon Station, Pa.
Paul Puglisi, Freshman, Business, St. Louis, Mo.
Kyle VanderMale, Junior, Business, Brentwood, N.H.
Dan Sliasas AA/CL, Junior, Business, Georgetown, Ontario

Men's Lacrosse (6)

Dan DeFrancesco AA/CL, Junior, Journalism, Poughquag
Luke Weidlein, Senior, Business, Seaford
Mike Santisteban, Freshman, Education, Lawrence
Ryan Price, Senior, International Business, Lindenhurst
Kevin McMahon, Senior, Criminal Justice, Seaford
Tommy Kilderry, Freshman, Criminal Justice, Glen Head

Women's Hockey (10)

Shannon Flattery, Freshman, General Education, Syracuse
Danielle Roberts AA/CL, Sophomore, Accounting/Business, Saint Albans, Vt.
Kara Buehler AA/CL, Junior, History, Skaneateles
Stephanie Moon AA/CL, Junior, Finance, Allison Park, Pa.
Jordan Caldwell, Freshman, Accounting, Arvada, Colo.
Anne Loewen, Sophomore, Communication Disorders, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Mackenzie Lee, Sophomore, Childhood Education, Caledonia
Jen Smith, Junior, Business, St. Albans, Vt.
Brittany McKegg, Sophomore, Childhood Education, St. Thomas, Ontario
Helen Giroux AA/CL, Junior, International Business, Chazy

Softball (10)

Amy Woo AA/CL, Senior, Latin American Studies, Calgary, Alberta
Ashley Napear AA/CL, Senior, Criminal Justice, Burke, Va.
Nicole Pomponio, Senior, Special Education, Staten Island
Melanie Boozel, Junior, Criminal Justice, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Eileen Bergeron AA/CL, Junior, Childhood Education, Jericho, Vt.
Nicole Diemer, Junior, Special Education, Gansevoort
Erin Florkiewicz AA/CL, Junior, Fitness & Wellness Leadership, Warwick
Danielle Gjergji, Junior, Childhood Education, Catskill
Tanya Fedyshyn AA/CL, Sophomore, General Education, Waterloo
Nicole McKee AA/CL, Senior, Special Education, Kings Park

The Fall Semester Provost’s Award includes the five highest semester GPAs for a non-first year student (Minimum 3.4). Softball's Amy Woo and Soccer's Danielle Weimer lead the women with a 4.00 each, followed by Julia Warren, Cross Country/Track, 3.95; Amy McCasland, Track, 3.87; and Maria Towle, Cross Country, 3.67. On the men's side, it's Ryan Corry, Hockey, 4.00; Danny Byrnes, Soccer, 4.00; Alex Read, Baseball, 3.93; Ryan Poirier, Basketball, 3.87, and Casey Mohrien, Baseball, 3.86.

SUNY Plattsburgh Cardinal Athletics Spring 2010 Academic Honors

All-Academic First Team

Five Highest Cumulative GPAs over at least two semesters (minimum of 3.4)

Women: Julia Warren,  Cross Country/Track, 3.99; Amy McCasland, Track, 3.87; Kaitlin Collica, Soccer, 3.87; Erin Keenan, Cross Country/Track, 3.86; Amy Woo, Softball, 3.85

Men: Ryan Poirier, Basketball, 3.93; Casey Mohrien, Baseball, 3.89; Alex Read, Baseball, 3.74; Matthew Roberts, Cross Country/Track, 3.64; Mike Santisteban, Lacrosse, 3.64

All-Academic Second Team

Next 10 best Cumulative GPAs over at least two semesters (minimum of 3.1)

Women: Shannon Flattery, Hockey; Kristin Casse, Tennis, Shannon Neville, Soccer; Jacquelyn Boyea, Track; Ashley Napear, Softball;  Kristie Pageau, Soccer/Basketball; Erin Florkiewicz, Softball; Maria Towle, Cross-Country;  Danielle Roberts, Hockey; Lilyana Milanova, Volleyball.

Men: Zach Hepler, Hockey; Dan DeFrancesco, Lacrosse; Nathan Williams, Track; Brian Drollette, Track; Michael Murgueitio, Soccer;  Kelsey Moody, Basketball; Pat Shaughnessy, Soccer/Baseball; Ryan Corry, Hockey; Tommy Kilderry, Lacrosse; Josh Bruno, Basketball.

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