Jan. 22, 2008
EASTON, Pa. -
Lafayette Cross Country qualified 12 runners for the Patriot League's Fall Academic Honor Roll, announced on Tuesday. More student-athletes were named to this year's honor roll than in the previous three years.
Senior Kevin Cunningham (Poughkeepsie, N.Y./Our Lady of Lourdes) topped the Leopards' delegation with a 4.00 grade point average. Cunningham, a Biology major, is one of three Leopards to qualify for the honor roll multiple times in his career. Senior Frances Morro (Stockholm, N.J./Pope John XXIII) makes her third appearance on the academic honor roll, while sophomore Christine Wittich (Staten Island, N.Y./Notre Dame Academy) qualifies for the second time.
There are nine newcomers to the academic honor roll for the Leopards. Freshman Margaret Bruno-Metzger (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater Raritan) is an honor roll selection and was named the Patriot League's Female Rookie of the Week for her second-place finish at the Lehigh Valley Championships on Sept. 7.
Sophomore Rose Kennedy (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) finished first among Lafayette women in four of five meets this season. She ran the 6k course at Metzgar in 21:52 at the Lafayette vs. Lehigh dual, placing third and finishing seventh in the top-10 times on the course.
On the men's side, freshman Ryan Stasiowski (Hanover, Md./Loyola Blakefield) finished first among Lafayette men in the first three meets of the year and second in the final two. He had top-five finishes at the Lehigh Valley Championships and the Lafayette vs. Lehigh dual meet.
Seniors Aaron Buchman
(Williamsport, Md./Williamsport) and Pete Reynolds
(Ewing, N.J./Ewing), junior Mike Atamanchuk
(Martinsville, N.J./Raritan), and freshmen Stephen Comanto
(Wyckoff, N.J./Don Bosco Prep), Tracey Kelly
(Philadelphia, Pa./St. Hubert's), and Colin McCullough
(Wood Ridge, N.J./Don Bosco Prep) round out the list.
To be eligible for the academic honor roll a student must earn at least a 3.2 GPA in the fall semester and be awarded a varsity letter. Varsity letter requirements vary by institution.
Name Major GPA
Mike Atamanchuk Engineering 3.67
Margaret Bruno-Metzger Undeclared 3.23
Aaron Buchman Civil Engineering 3.94
Stephen Comanto Chemistry 3.25
Kevin Cunningham Biology 4.00
Tracey Kelly Undeclared 3.56
Rose Kennedy Undeclared 3.40
Colin McCullough Chemistry 3.23
Frances Morro Psychology 3.43
Pete Reynolds Sociology 3.53
Ryan Stasiowski Chemical Engineering 3.78
Christine Wittich Civil Engineering 3.56