Jan. 28, 2014
Patriot League Women's Cross Country Academic Honor Roll
CENTER VALLEY, Pa.
- Led by Bucknell with 28 honorees, Patriot League teams combined to put 116 student-athletes on the Women's Cross Country Academic Honor Roll announced on Tuesday.
The Bison had the most representatives in the League, followed by Navy (14), Lehigh (13) and Loyola University Maryland (12).
The honorees included six of the seven student-athletes who made the Women's Cross Country Academic All-Patriot League Team in the fall, and also four of the seven runners who earned first-team All-Patriot League honors. Boston University's Shelby Stableford, Loyola's Kiera Harrison and Lehigh's Jennifer Markham were Academic Honor Roll recipients after being named to both the Academic All-Patriot League Team and first-team All-Patriot League squad.
American's Julia Sullivan, an Academic All-Patriot League honoree, was one of 17 student-athletes to achieve a 4.00 grade-point average or higher in the fall semester. Army's Emily Buck, a junior Environmental Science major, achieved the highest GPA in the League at 4.094. Katie Collins, a senior Chemistry major at West Point, had the second highest GPA at 4.060. Bucknell sophomores Nora Adams (Undeclared) and Alison Billas (Animal Behavior) achieved at 4.00 GPA in the fall. Lehigh and Loyola also each had a pair of student-athletes with a 4.00 fall GPA. Amanda Ruschel (Engineering) and Shannon Wright (Biology) reached the mark for the Mountain Hawks and Sara Gilson (Chemistry) and Jessica Peters (Speech Pathology) for the Greyhounds. Navy had six student-athletes achieve a 4.00 GPA in the fall as Nicole Hadler (Undeclared), Gee Mi Jorde (International Relations), Michelle Nelson (Electrical Engineering), Morgan O'Connor (Chemistry), Kathryn Quandt (Mathematics) and Erin Seiffert (Undeclared) all hit the mark. Colgate's Emily Hanrahan (Mathematical Economics) and Lafayette's Elizabeth Troisi (Biology) round out the Patriot League student-athletes with a 4.00 or higher fall GPA.
Troisi and Lafayette teammate Rose Willey were among nine student-athletes to make the Patriot League Women's Cross Country Academic Honor Roll for a fourth time. Bucknell had four seniors achieve this distinction as Stephanie Bryan, Hana Casalnova, Erin Holbrook and Emily Waksmunski have made the honor roll in each of the last four seasons. Army's Katie Collins and Allie Sutherland also pulled off the feat along with American's Julia Sullivan.
To be eligible for the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.20 grade-point average in the fall semester and participate in one of the Patriot League's seven fall championship sports.
View all of the recipients for the Patriot League Women's Cross Country Academic Honor Roll