Feb. 25, 2011
Center Valley, Pa. — Navy junior Cody Rome was voted the Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year and earned one of the 10 spots on the Men's Indoor Track and Field Academic All-Patriot League Team, announced Friday. The awards were voted on by indoor track and field sports information directors in the Patriot League.
The Academic All-Patriot League Team was added for all sports beginning in the 2010-11 season to honor additional student-athletes who excel both on and off the field. The Men's Indoor Track and Field Academic All-Patriot League Team is comprised of 10 student-athletes.
Joining Rome on the team are American senior Colin Eustis; Army junior Chris Jones and senior Thomas Wagner; Bucknell senior John Picardo and junior Robert Arent; Colgate senior Jonathan Knowlton; Holy Cross senior Chris Bergan; and Lafayette senior Ryan Stasiowski and junior Nick Henderson.
Rome, an applied mathematics major with a 3.55 GPA, set a new Patriot League Championship record in the 3,000 with his time of 8:07.51 on the final day of the championship Sunday at Wesley A. Brown Field House in Annapolis, Md. The individual title helped Navy climb back into the title hunt, and an hour later, Rome was back on the track helping Navy’s DMR team win another event. The win set up Navy’s fourth indoor title.
Academically, Rome ranks 118th out of 1,148 classmates in Overall Order of Merit. Rome has been named to the Commandant's List four times, the Superintendent's List once and the Dean's List three times.
He is a 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District II First-Team selection for men's track & field/cross country and he was named to the 2009 and 2010 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. Rome holds Navy's best times this season in the 1,000, mile and 3,000. His mile and 3,000 times rank as the best in the Patriot League this season and his 1,000 time is the third best. He has qualified for the IC4As in the 1,000, mile and 3,000.
Wagner and Arent also won individual titles at the 2011 Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championships. Wagner, who was named the Male Field Athlete of the Meet, won the high jump and the triple jump. Wagner has a 3.567 GPA as a physics major at West Point. Jones, his teammate, has a 3.766 GPA in chemistry.
Arent, who won the 400 hurdles individual title, has a 3.46 GPA in chemistry. Teammate John Picardo has a 3.80 GPA as an art studio and education major.
Eustis was the 2010 Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year in cross country and the business administration major has a 3.679 GPA.
Knowlton (3.78, molecular biology), Bergan (3.62, political science and Spanish), Stasiowski (3.60, civil engineering and minor in geology) and Henderson (3.76, biology and minor in philosophy) round out the Academic All-Patriot League Team.
To be eligible for the Scholar-Athlete of the Year award and the Academic All-Patriot League Team, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade-point average and be a starter or key player in his/her sport. Freshmen or students in their first academic year at their school are not eligible for the honor.
The Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year for each individual sport comprises the pool of nominees for the Patriot League Male and Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards given out over the summer. One male and one female are selected for this honor.
2011 Male Scholar-Athlete: Cody Rome, Navy
2011 Male Academic All-Patriot League Team
Colin Eustis, American
Chris Jones, Army
Thomas Wagner, Army
Robert Arent, Bucknell
John Picardo, Bucknell
Jonathan Knowlton, Colgate
Chris Bergan, Holy Cross
Nick Henderson, Lafayette
Ryan Stasiowski, Lafayette
Cody Rome, Navy