Patriot League Announces Men's Track and Field Academic Honor Roll

PATRIOTLEAGUEDOTORG Holy Cross senior Stephen Schoenberger
Holy Cross senior Stephen Schoenberger

June 24, 2009

Complete Release Get Acrobat Reader

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.