Nick Videtti, Holy Cross
June 24, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - A total of 124 men's swimming and diving student-athletes have been named to this year's Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, led by 2014 Scholar-Athlete of the Year Cole Puchi of Boston University.
Puchi, a junior business administration & management major, posted a 4.00 grade-point average in the spring term and was one of 11 men's swimming & diving student-athletes to earn a 4.0 GPA or better for the spring term.
Four members from champion Navy had a 4.0 in the spring semester: freshman Ryan Bailey (chemistry), Michael Bundas (physics) and Sam Ciocco (mechanical engineering) and sophomore Frank Love (systems engineering). The highest GPA for the spring semester was Army freshman Eric Tatum (undeclared) with a 4.04. The other five student-athletes with a 4.0 GPA were American senior Bobby Ballance (CLEG), Army sophomore Austin Kong (electrical engineering), Bucknell senior Trevor Reitz (biology), Holy Cross senior Anthony Russo (political science) and Loyola University Maryland freshman Dale Maholage (accounting). All 10 of the members of the Academic All-League squad announced in March qualified for the honor roll.
American placed a League-best 16 on the Academic Honor Roll, followed by Holy Cross with 15. Army and Lafayette had 14 apiece followed by Boston University (13), Navy (13), Loyola (12), Bucknell (11), Lehigh (10) and Colgate (6).
To be eligible for the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.20 grade-point average in the spring semester and participate in one of the Patriot League's winter or spring championship sports.
View the entire Patriot League 2014 Men's Swimming & Diving Academic Honor Roll