Colgate junior Chris Johnson
Feb. 1, 2012
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - The Patriot League individual champion in cross country, Chris Johnson, of Colgate, is one of 72 student-athletes named to this year's Academic Honor Roll.
Johnson shocked the field at the Patriot League cross country championship, taking first in the 8K that was run in a heavy snow. He finished in 24:53.9, almost 20 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. Johnson, who went on to compete at the NCAA Championship, was member of the Academic All-Patriot League Team. The New Providence, N.J., native had a 3.42 GPA in history during the 2011 fall semester.
He was one of five members of the Academic All-Patriot League Team to be named to the honor roll. American sophomore John Pope, Army senior Michael Mitchell, Bucknell senior Dan Dillon and Navy senior Cody Rome also landed on the list.
Johnson also is one of seven student-athletes from Colgate on the honor roll. Navy led the way with 12 student-athletes named to the honor roll, while Bucknell and Lehigh each had 11. Army had nine, Holy Cross eight and American, Colgate and Lafayette each had seven.
Six student-athletes posted 4.00 or better in the fall semester with Navy boasting three 4.00 student-athletes: Junior Chris Galvin (4.00, mechanical engineering), senior Jeremy Haney (4.00, ocean engineering) and sophomore Eamonn McCarey (4.00, history). Army sophomore Kendall Ward had a 4.186 GPA as an economics major, while Bucknell senior Dan Dillon (economics and math) and Lehigh sophomore Ryan Knouse (business) each recorded a 4.00.
To be eligible for the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.20 grade-point average in the semester of their sport's competition.
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"Today's Scholar-Athletes, Tomorrow's Leaders" - The Patriot League continually demonstrates that student-athletes can excel at both academics and athletics without sacrificing its high standards. The Patriot League's athletic success is achieved while its member institutions remain committed to its founding principle of admitting and graduating student-athletes that are academically representative of their class. Participation in athletics at Patriot League institutions is viewed as an important component of a well-rounded education.