Empire 8 Awards 11 Elmira College Teams, 59 Student-Athletes With Spring Academic Honors

June 21 2017
Category: Athletics

Empire Eight

The Empire 8 Conference recognized a record number of student-athletes and teams for their academic achievements during the 2017 spring semester, as 897 student-athletes and 123 teams were acknowledged with President's List and All-Academic Team honors, as announced by the E8 on Tuesday.

Recipients of the President's List distinction must be enrolled full-time at their respective institution and carry a minimum GPA of 3.75, while participating in a conference-sponsored sport and displaying positive conduct on-and-off campus. As the E8 states, "Its commitment to serve the education needs of its student-athletes is the hallmark of the Empire 8."

The 897 student-athletes awarded broke the previous record of 883, which was set during the fall of 2016. Elmira College saw a total of 59 student-athletes earn President's List accolades for their outstanding efforts in the classroom.

Alongside the President's List honors, the league crowned a record 123 teams as Empire 8 All-Academic Teams for registering a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher. EC had 11 different varsity athletic teams earn this award during the Spring of 2017: field hockey, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf,  men's ice hockey, women's basketball, women's soccer, women's tennis, women's volleyball, and softball. Leading the flock for the Soaring Eagles was men's golf, which posted a GPA of 3.646, while the women's golf team was not far behind with a 3.641 GPA.

The nine full-time conference members sponsored a record number of 4,228 student-athletes, who combined for an Empire 8-wide spring semester grade point average of 3.232.  The 3.232 GPA is the highest among Empire 8 members, beating out the GPA mark of 3.216 set in the spring of 2016.

Elmira College's President's List Honorees
Will Jenkins '18 - Baseball
Blake Phelps '19 - Baseball
Dennis Rudolph '18 - Baseball
Justin Porrett '19 - Men's Basketball
James Fritsche '18 - Men's Cross Country
Justin Gillule '19 - Men's Cross Country
Jonathan Muller '18 - Men's Cross Country
Zac Park '17 - Men's Cross Country
Brian Demo '17 - Men's Golf
Dan Gridley '18 - Men's Golf
Brandon Payne '17 - Men's Golf
Mitchel Atkins '18 - Men's Ice Hockey
Kevin DiMagno '20 - Men's Ice Hockey
Jonathan Grassie '19 - Men's Ice Hockey
Harry Kramer '20 - Men's Ice Hockey
Blake O'Neill '19 - Men's Ice Hockey
Anthony Parrucci '20 - Men's Ice Hockey
Andrew Pucci '20 - Men's Ice Hockey
Patrick Schmelzinger '20 - Men's Ice Hockey
Wyatt Katsos '17 - Men's Lacrosse
Colby Runk '18 - Men's Lacrosse
Jacob Liese '20 - Men's Soccer
Michael Walker '18 - Men's Soccer
Stephen Gervase '20 - Men's Tennis
Chris Konow '18 - Men's Tennis
Matt Buffum '18 - Men's Volleyball
Rachel Gamache '19 - Women's Basketball
Sally Hogan '19 - Women's Basketball
Marissa Silverman '17 - Women's Basketball
Rachel Vespucci '19 - Women's Basketball
Bridget Yaw '20 - Women's Basketball
Marissa Isaacs '18 - Cheerleading
Taelor Moyer '18 - Cheerleading
Caroline Connolly '19 - Women's Cross Country
Hannah Gaston '18 - Women's Cross Country
Caitlin Malanowski '20 Women's Cross Country
Kaitlyn Ritz '18 - Women's Cross Country
Abby Tourison '17 - Women's Cross Country
Julia Derco '17 - Field Hockey
Alyssa Hollow '18- Field Hockey
Sarah McCaffrey '18 - Field Hockey
Elizabeth Paolucci '17 - Women's Golf
Kyra McDonald '18 - Women's Ice Hockey
Arianna Smith '17 - Women's Ice Hockey
Kylie Connell '17 - Women's Lacrosse
Rachel Katzenberger '19 - Softball
Alexandra Krohn '20 - Softball
Kate DeLellis '18 - Women's Soccer
Nicole Hanselman '20 - Women's Soccer
Niki Lemper '17 - Women's Soccer
Maddie Miller '17 - Women's Soccer
Megan Fitzgerald '18 - Women's Tennis
Kasey Campbell '19 - Women's Volleyball
Alicia Day '17 - Women's Volleyball
Sabrina Didas '20 - Women's Volleyball
Olivia Harnois '19 - Women's Volleyball
Karina Hastings '19 - Women's Volleyball
Natalie Schieder '19 - Women's Volleyball
Courtney VanBuren '18 - Women's Volleyball