27 Golden Falcons Honored Academically By D2 ADA

27 Golden Falcons Honored Academically By D2 ADA

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Twenty-seven Felician University student-athletes have been named winners of the Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) Academic Achievement Awards for 2016-17. The Academic Achievement Award is a program that recognizes accomplishments of student-athletes at the NCAA Division II level.

In order to be recognized with a D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award, recipients must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 or higher, have attended college for at least four semesters, and have been an active member of an intercollegiate athletic team during his/her last academic year. The recipient's athletics director must also be a current dues-paying member of the D2 ADA.

The women's soccer team was the most prolific Felician squad with seven honorees, followed by the baseball squad with five. The Golden Falcons had claimed 26 winners overall in 2015-16, and 28 the previous year.

Nationally, 183 institutions and a record number of student-athletes (10,644) were recognized, including 467 student-athletes from the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. More information, including a breakdown of winners by conference, is available at http://www.nacda.com/sports/div2ada/spec-rel/082517aac.html.     

Felician's recipients are listed below with GPA and major course of study.


Felician 2016-17 D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award Winners
Name Sport(s) YR Hometown/High School GPA Major(s)
Makesi Lewis Men's Soccer SR Arima, Trinidad & Tobago/Queen's Royal College  3.57 Management
Dean Wright Men's Soccer SO Dublin, Ireland/Colaiste Choilm  3.67 Criminal Justice
Kojo Yeboah Men's Soccer JR Teaneck, N.J./Teaneck  3.69 Social & Behavioral Sciences
Carly Brantner Women's Soccer SR Shrewsbury, N.J./Eastern Christian  3.69 Social & Behavioral Sciences 
Giana DiTonto Women's Soccer SO Lyndhurst, N.J./Lyndhurst  4.00 Biology
Stephanie Hesse Women's Soccer SR Lincoln Park, N.J./Boonton  3.88 Mathematics Education
Dina Ingenito Women's Soccer JR Lyndhurst, N.J./Lyndhurst  3.56 Marketing
Sami Lederle Women's Soccer SO Brick, N.J./Brick Memorial  3.83 Accounting
Amanda Nowak Women's Soccer JR Kolbuszowa, Poland/Lyndhurst [N.J.]  3.84 Accounting
Danielle Stoll Women's Soccer JR Wanaque, N.J./Lakeland Regional  3.68 Criminal Justice
Mike Secreti Men's Cross-Country SR Paramus, N.J./Paramus  3.99 Psychology
Kelly Murphy Women's XC/Track & Field JR Cinnaminson, N.J./Cinnaminson  3.94 Mathematics Education
Kate Rohsler Women's XC/T&F/Lacrosse SR Fredon, N.J./Kittatinny Regional  3.68 Criminal Justice
Kennedy Chukwuocha Men's Basketball SR Willingboro, N.J./Medford Tech  3.75 Biology
Tim Massado Men's Basketball SR Wilmington, Del./St. Elizabeth  3.76 Business Administration
Treanda Foster Women's Basketball JR Bronx, N.Y./John F. Kennedy  3.53 Biology
Kristin Smith Women's Basketball SO Hainesport, N.J./Rancocas Valley  3.71 Psychology
Chris Bekefi Men's Golf JR Toms River, N.J./Toms River North  3.60 Business Administration
Andrew Capone Men's Golf JR Denville, N.J./Parsippany Hills  3.80 Accounting
John-Paul Codelia Baseball JR Brooklyn, N.Y./Xaverian  3.61 Nursing
Brenden Cuni Baseball JR New Rochelle, N.Y./Iona Prep  3.89 Criminal Justice
Mike Gonzalez Baseball SR Pembroke Pines, Fla/Pembroke Pines Charter  3.76 Criminal Justice
Andrew LaMura Baseball SR Brick, N.J./Red Bank Catholic  3.85 History
Rob Naughton Baseball SR Levittown, N.Y./Chaminade  3.75 Marketing
Brynne Bauman Softball SO Hazlet, N.J./Red Bank Catholic  3.55 Psychology
Jackie Duenas Softball SR Riverside, Calif./Arlington  3.66 Biology
Dyonna Pagliocca Softball SR Wood-Ridge, N.J./Wood-Ridge  3.51 Biology