RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Thirty-two Felician University student-athletes have been named winners of the Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) Academic Achievement Awards for 2017-18. 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 six honorees, followed by the baseball squad with five. The Golden Falcons bettered their totals of 27 winners in 2016-17 and 26 for the previous year.
Nationally, 10,219 student-athletes from 165 institutions were recognized. Felician's 32 athletes were part of a total of 519 from the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. More information, including a breakdown of winners by conference, is available at www.nacda.com/sports/div2ada/spec-rel/081618aab.html.
Felician's recipients are listed below with GPA and major course of study.
|Joe Sartori||Men's Soccer||SO||Wood-Ridge, N.J./Wood-Ridge||3.93||Business Administration|
|Kojo Yeboah||Men's Soccer||SR||Teaneck, N.J./Teaneck||3.68||Social & Behavioral Sciences|
|Joanne Arvanitakis||Women's Soccer||SO||Lyndhurst, N.J./Lyndhurst||3.97||Accounting|
|Giana DiTonto||Women's Soccer||JR||Lyndhurst, N.J./Lyndhurst||3.96||Biology|
|Dina Ingenito||Women's Soccer||SR||Lyndhurst, N.J./Lyndhurst||3.57||Marketing|
|Sami Lederle||Women's Soccer||JR||Brick, N.J./Brick Memorial||3.78||Accounting|
|Amanda Nowak||Women's Soccer||SR||Kolbuszowa, Poland/Lyndhurst [N.J.}||3.83||Accounting|
|Danielle Stoll||Women's Soccer||SR||Wanaque, N.J./Lakeland Regional||3.67||Criminal Justice|
|Lauren Mack||Women's Volleyball||SO||Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso||3.65||Elementary Education|
|Mark Whaley||Men's Cross-Country||SO||Wood-Ridge, N.J./Wood-Ridge||3.94||Computer Science|
|Jane Burgoyne||Women's X-C/T&F||SO||Glen Rock, N.J./Glen Rock||3.67||Nursing|
|Valentina Gonzalez||Women's Cross-Country||SO||Wood-Ridge, N.J./Wood-Ridge||3.84||Communications|
|Kelly Murphy||Women's X-C/T&F||SR||Cinnaminson, N.J./Cinnaminson||3.97||Mathematics Education|
|Heather Androvich||Women's Track & Field||SR||Carteret, N.J./Carteret||3.56||Nursing|
|Kristen Keller||Women's Track & Field||SR||Reading, Pa./Schuylkill Valley||3.89||Communications|
|Treanda Foster||Women's Basketball||SR||Bronx, N.Y./John F. Kennedy||3.56||Biology|
|Nicole Pimentel||Women's Basketball||SO||Newark, N.J./Science Park||3.78||Biology|
|Kristin Smith||Women's Basketball||SO||Hainesport, N.J./Rancocas Valley||3.75||Psychology|
|Chris Bekefi||Men's Golf||SR||Toms River, N.J./Toms River North||3.70||Business Administration|
|Andrew Capone||Men's Golf||SR||Denville, N.J./Parsippany Hills||3.80||Accounting|
|Eric Turner||Men's Lacrosse||SO||Rockaway, N.J./Morris Hills||3.69||Business Administration|
|Dana Randolph-Pryce||Women's Lacrosse||SO||Lawrenceville, N.J./Lawrence||3.60||Social & Behavioral Sciences|
|Qamar Smith||Women's Lacrosse||SO||Carteret, N.J./Rahway||3.68||Nursing|
|John-Paul Codelia||Baseball||SR||Brooklyn, N.Y./Xaverian||3.61||Nursing|
|Brenden Cuni||Baseball||SR||New Rochelle, N.Y./Iona Prep||3.83||Criminal Justice|
|Matt Diesel||Baseball||SR||Massapequa Park, N.Y./Massapequa||3.71||Accounting|
|Vic Jamandron||Baseball||SO||Aberdeen, N.J./St. John Vianney||3.69||Business Administration|
|Rob Naughton||Baseball||SR||Levittown, N.Y./Chaminade||3.89||MBA|
|Isabella Bradian||Softball||SO||Mount Royal, N.J./Kingsway Regional||3.73||Biology|
|Ashley Owens||Softball||SR||Lockport, N.Y./Starpoint||3.51||Management|
|Alexa Raba||Softball||SO||Iselin, N.J./Spotswood||3.90||Pre-Physical Therapy|
|Jeannette Roldan||Softball||SR||Hesperia, Calif./Oak Hills||3.56||Business Administration|