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Student Athletes Excel Academically


Seventy percent of undergraduate students at Rensselaer are actively engaged in athletics, a cornerstone of campus life. With 23 varsity teams, Rensselaer sports teams are bringing recognition and honors to the Institute and to the student-athletes who excel in their sports and in the classroom.

Recently, the 2009-10 Liberty League Winter All-Academic Team was announced and 59 Rensselaer student-athletes were selected. Honored student-athletes must have at least sophomore athletic and academic standing with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.20. The winter sports included are men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, and men’s and women’s indoor track & field.

Although the men’s and women’s hockey teams don’t compete in the Liberty League (they are part of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference), they had a great deal of success academically this winter as well: there are 19 men’s hockey players on the dean’s list and 12 women’s hockey players.

“We are very proud of the continued academic success of our student-athletes. They have established a culture of excellence in the classroom that truly sets the bar high for each incoming class to embrace and emulate. The student-athletes accomplish this feat while also excelling on the fields, rinks, courts, tracks, and pools in a manner that continues to represent Rensselaer in a very positive light.”

Following are Rensselaer’s Liberty League All-Academic student-athletes, by sport.

MEN’S BASKETBALL
Eric Anderson, Mike Brion, Andrew Darst, Mike Hammond, and Travis Jones

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Amanda Brophy, Whitney Coleman, Allison Connor, Katie Hansan, and Ellen High

MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING
Kevin Canada, Kevin Ehrlich, Tyler Hopf, Jason Rock, Brian Roth, and Joe Salomone

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING
Carly Antonucci, Aimee Catroppa, Meghan DeWitt, Meredith Eger, Rebecca Exley, Grace Fitzgerald,Kelsey Manley, and Maria Montenegro

MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Mike Cipollone, Jeff Corelli, Brian Debronsky, Tom Grosskurth, Garrett Harms, Tim Jackson, Nick Jones, Brandon Kieft, John Knight, Casey Lewis, Natha Marsan, Casey McEvoy, Chas Mitchell, John Moore, Alex Morin, Michael Nickerson, Seth Pearson, Timothy Ryan, Josh Slocum, Matt Strosnick, and James Wilhelmi

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Connor Ahlborn, Julie Campbell, Becca Cleary, Danielle Cohen, Morgan Danner, Lindsay Dubas, Amelia Folkins, Rachel Guillot, Ariel Hubert, Tracey Knoop, Christine Koch, Erin Kyle, Kathryn Markowitz, and Ariel Mingrone

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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 4, Number 5, March 19, 2010
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