RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Twenty-eight Felician College student-athletes have been named winners of the Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Awards for 2014-15. The Academic Achievement Award is a program that recognizes accomplishments of student-athletes at the NCAA Division 2 level.
In order to be recognized with a D2ADA 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 D2ADA.
The women's soccer team was the most prolific Felician squad with 10 honorees. The Golden Falcons had claimed 33 winners overall in 2013-14.
Nationally, 147 institutions and a record number of student-athletes (7,320) were recognized, including 312 student-athletes 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/081315aaa.html.
Felician's recipients are listed below with GPA and major course of study.
|Chris Hall||Men's Soccer||SR||Newcastle, England/St. Cuthbert's||3.81||Marketing
|Alex Jean||Men's Soccer||SR||Notre Dame de Londres, France/Jean Mermoz||3.74||Business Administration|
|Tony Leontaris||Men's Soccer||SO||Blairstown, N.J./North Warren||3.79||Pre-Medical
|Carly Brantner||Women's Soccer||SO||Shrewsbury, N.J./Eastern Christian||3.74||Psychology
|Christie Calandrillo||Women's Soccer||SR||Lincoln Park, N.J./Morris Catholic||4.00||Psychology|
|Erica Evans||Women's Soccer||SR||Rockaway, N.J./Morris Knolls||3.90||Psychology
|Jordan Farley||Women's Soccer||SR||Brick, N.J./Brick Township||3.71|| Elem. Ed./English
|Macki Groves||Women's Soccer||SR||Millville, N.J./Millville||3.94||Pre-Physician Assistant
|Stephanie Hesse||W-Soccer/Track & Field||SO||Lincoln Park, N.J./Boonton||3.82||Elementary Education
|Marissa Nieves||Women's Soccer||JR||Brick, N.J./Brick Memorial||3.67||Nursing
|Samantha Petosa||Women's Soccer||SR||Spotswood, N.J./Spotswood||3.93||Biology
|Julia Sheridan||Women's Soccer||JR||Hasbrouck Heights, N.J./Community||3.89||Accounting|
|Kristen Toropiw||Women's Soccer||SR||Hopatcong, N.J./Hopatcong||3.51||Nursing|
|Emma Reijonen||Women's Volleyball||SR||Joensuu, Finland/Lyseo Joensuum||3.88||Business Administration|
|Sarah Shebel||Women's Volleyball||JR||Chandler, Ariz./Perry||3.76||Health Care Administration
|Mike Secreti||Men's Cross-Country||SO||Paramus, N.J./Paramus||3.99||Psychology|
|Kate Rohsler||Women's XC/Track & Field||SO||Fredon, N.J./Kittatinny Regional||3.57
|Kassie Topp||Women's Cross-Country||SR||Upper Saddle River, N.J./Northern Highlands||4.00||Elem. & Special Education|
|Tim Massado||Men's Basketball||SO||Wilmington, Del./St. Elizabeth||3.74
|Ashley Morris||Women's Basketball||SR||West Orange, N.J./West Orange||3.61||Graphic Design|
|Eliana Scanlon||Women's Basketball||JR||New York, N.Y./Oak Hill Academy [Va.]||3.67||Psychology|
|Drue Brooks||Baseball||SO||Spring Hill, Fla./Nature Coast Tech||3.58||Business Administration|
|Gerard De Filippo||Baseball||SR||East Hanover, N.J./DePaul Catholic||3.84||Computer Science|
|Andrew LaMura||Baseball||SO||Brick, N.J./Red Bank Catholic||3.64||History|
|Jackie Duenas||Softball||SO||Riverside, Calif./Arlington||3.67||Pre-Medical|
|Katie Heflin||Softball||SR||Escalon, Calif./Escalon||3.71||Psychology|
|Chelsea DeGuzman||Softball||SR||Clermont, Fla./South Lake||3.86||Business Administration|
|Taylor Parker||Softball||SR||Surrey, British Columbia/Semiahmoo||3.68||Business Administration|