Navy's Bret Bogaard
June 25, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - All nine Patriot League men's track and field teams produced strong numbers as the schools combined to place 231 student-athletes on the sport's Academic Honor Roll announced on Wednesday.
Every school had double-figure representation on the list, led by Army with 36 student-athletes, Lehigh with 35 and Bucknell with 34. Holy Cross (30), Boston University (27), Navy (23), Lafayette (21) also had more than 20 student-athletes make the Academic Honor Roll.
Fourteen student-athletes achieved a grade-point average of 4.00 or better for the spring semester. That group includes four from Navy with seniors Brett Bogaard (Quantitative Economics) and Ryan Kochert (Systems Engineering), junior Tom Buffone (Physics) and sophomore Jeremy Jones (Computer Engineering) as well as four from Army including seniors Mark Van Benschoten (Economics and History) and Ian MacPherson (Economics), junior Andreas Kellas (Arabic) and sophomore Robert Koehlmoos (Computer Science). Boston University senior Connor Sullivan (Health Science) and sophomore David Lagerberg (Economics), Bucknell junior Sean Dougherty (Biology) and freshman Ross Pirnie (Cell Biology and Biochemistry), Lafayette senior David Robinson (Anthropology & Sociology) and Lehigh freshman James Clements (Computer Science & Business) also hit the 4.0 mark or better.
Each of the 16 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 Christopher Kittle of Army and Outdoor Scholar-Athlete of the Year John Pope of American.
A handful of recent graduates made the Men's Track and Field Academic Honor Roll for the fourth time in their career. That group of 18 student-athletes included Pope and Constantine Matsakis of American, Ricardo Galindo, Joseph Hannigan, MacPherson, Peter Miller, van Benschoten and Kendall Ward of Army, Scott Weismiller of Bucknell, Harry Englehart of Colgate, Sean Hagan, Sam McGrath and Tom Santa Maria of Holy Cross, Derrick Hargwood of Lafayette, John Ciavardelli, Ryan Knouse and Russell Vignali of Lehigh and Brett Bogaard of Navy.
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 Men's Track and Field Academic Honor Roll