June 24, 2009
Center Valley, Pa. - Army junior Andy Ferrara, the 2009 Patriot League Men's Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year, is one of 132 men's track and field student-athletes named to this year's Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
Ferrara, a junior Economics major, earned a 3.25 grade-point average for the spring term. The junior serves as a Platoon Sergeant at the Academy, where he supervises 28 cadets to ensure that each member is accomplishing their necessary academic, military and physical goals. Ferrara earned a Gold Star with wreath as a member of the top five percent of his class in academic, physical and military excellence.
Joining Ferrara on the Academic Honor Roll are eight student-athletes who earned perfect 4.0 GPAs in the spring semester. American's Jacob Shelly, a Political Science major, earned a 4.0 in his senior spring. Christopher Gabryluk earned a 4.0 in his spring semester at Bucknell studying Biomedical Engineering. His teammate, sophomore Kevin McGuire, an American History major, also attained a perfect spring GPA. Another pair of teammates, Colgate's Michael Lam and Erik French, also attained 4.0 GPAs for the spring term. Others attaining a 4.0 GPA in the spring were Holy Cross's Stephen Schoenberger, a senior History major, Lehigh freshman Chris Contino and Navy junior Tim Gruber, an Ocean Engineering major.
Bucknell paced all Patriot League schools with 37 student-athletes making the Academic Honor Roll. Holy Cross tallied 21 student-athletes for Honor Roll selection, while Colgate placed 15 on the list.
To be eligible for the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.20 grade-point average in the spring semester and be awarded a varsity letter in one of the Patriot League's seven fall championship sports. The criteria for awarding varsity letters are different at each institution.