Colgate senior Elise DeRoo
Feb. 1, 2012
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Colgate senior Elise DeRoo, a two-time Patriot League champion and 2011 Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year in women’s cross country, is one of 108 student-athletes named to this year’s Academic Honor Roll.
DeRoo, who came in third this season at the Patriot League Championship after winning back-to-back titles as a sophomore and a junior, had a 4.00 GPA in molecular biology during the 2011 fall semester. The senior, who was named the Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year in the Patriot League as a junior, has won four scholar-athlete awards during her collegiate career at Colgate. She will have the chance to push that number to six after the indoor and outdoor track seasons.
The Newtown, Conn., native joins 11 teammates on the Academic Honor Roll. Bucknell led the League with 29 student-athletes named to the honor roll. Holy Cross and Navy each placed 15 student-athletes on the honor roll, while Lehigh had 13, Army had 10, American had nine and Lafayette had seven.
All seven members of the Academic All-Patriot League Team were named to the Academic Honor Roll. The seven-member team included Army senior Chelsea Prahl, Bucknell junior Caroline Tolli, Colgate senior Elise DeRoo, Lafayette sophomore Rose Willey, Lehigh senior Katherine Pierce, Navy junior Brigid Byrne and Navy senior Katie Taylor.
Seventeen student-athletes posted GPAs of 4.00 or better. Bucknell, Lafayette and Navy each had four student-athletes post a perfect GPA, while Army had three, and Colgate and Lehigh each had one.
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.