June 29, 2009
Center Valley, Pa. - Lehigh senior Lisa Sweeney, the 2009 Patriot League Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, is one of 45 women's softball student-athletes named to this year's Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. Sweeney, a history major, earned a 3.88 GPA during the spring term.
Also on the Academic Honor Roll are five student-athletes who earned spring GPAs of 4.0 or better. Army's Chava Bobb earned a 4.19 this spring in environmental science. A pair of Bucknell teammates achieved perfect spring marks, as sophomore English major Jessie Snyder and junior Lauren Trosch, an environmental studies and Spanish double major, claimed 4.0 GPAs. Colgate junior Jessica Sabo earned a 4.0 in biology, and Lehigh senior Alisha Gonzales achieved the mark in women's studies and psychology.
Bucknell paced all Patriot League schools with 15 student-athletes making the Academic Honor Roll. Holy Cross and Lehigh each tallied eight student-athletes on the list, while Lafayette added seven
To be eligible for the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.20 grade-point average in the spring semester and be awarded a varsity letter in one of the Patriot League's winter or spring championship sports. The criteria for awarding varsity letters are different at each institution.