Bucknell's Emily Waksmunski
June 25, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- Patriot League women's track and field programs combined to place 260 student-athletes on the sport's Academic Honor Roll announced on Wednesday, with Bucknell leading the way with 52 selections.
Seven schools had 20 or more representatives on the Academic Honor Roll. Holy Cross (34) followed the Bison with Lehigh (33), Boston University (29), Lafayette (28), Loyola University Maryland (24) and Navy (20) all notching 20 or more selections.
Twenty-one student-athletes achieved a grade-point average of 4.00 or better for the spring semester, including six from both Navy and Bucknell. Tahler Bandarra (Mechanical Engineering), Sarah Bernhardt (Honors Oceanography), Shannon Cuthbert (International Relations), Margo Darragh (Honors Oceanography), Emily Jensen (Mechanical Engineering) and Erin Seiffert (Mathematics) hit the mark for Navy, while Nora Adams (Linguistics and Psychology), Alison Billas (Animal Behavior), Stephanie Bryan (Mathematics), Hana Casalnova (Biomedical Engineering), Sarah Decker (Undeclared) and Kristin Sundy (Neuroscience) did so for Bucknell. Also achieving a 4.00 GPA or better in the spring were Lehigh's Kylie Gray (English), Victoria Oliva (Psychology) and Shannon Wright (Biology), Boston University's Sarah Dillard (Health Science) and Tessa Runels (Health Science), Lafayette's Claire Murphy (Psychology) and Grace Watters (Chemical Engineering), Army's Emily Buck (Environmental Science) and Holy Cross' Caroline Morano (Psychology).
Fifteen student-athletes who made either the Indoor or Outdoor Track and Field Academic All-Patriot League Team also qualified for the Academic Honor Roll, including Indoor Scholar-Athlete of the Year Emily Waksmunski of Bucknell and Outdoor Scholar-Athlete of the Year Allison Barwise of Boston University.
Waksmunski was also one of 13 recent graduates to earn a spot on the Women's Track and Field Academic Honor Roll for a fourth consecutive season. She was joined by teammates Alyssa Cardillo, Hana Casalnova, Chelsea Lodato and Laura Lutzker, Lafayette's Rachel Pena, Elizabeth Troisi and Rose Willey, Lehigh's Jimil Ataman and Victoria Oliva, American's Julia Sullivan, Army's Alexandra Sutherland and Holy Cross' Lauren Bellerose.
To be eligible for the Spring 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 Women's Track and Field Academic Honor Roll