Panthers Shine On the Field, In The Classroom As 57 Student-Athletes Are Honored

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21 Panthers earned a perfect 4.0 semester GPA to lead the entire Sunshine State Conference

57 fall sports student-athletes were recognized on the Sunshine State Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll on Thursday. Of that total, 21 Panthers earned a perfect 4.0 semester GPA to lead the entire SSC.

57 fall sports student-athletes were recognized on the Sunshine State Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll on Thursday. Of that total, 21 Panthers earned a perfect 4.0 semester GPA to lead the entire SSC.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech student-athletes continue to earn recognition for their hard work in the classroom as 57 fall sports student-athletes were recognized on the Sunshine State Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll on Thursday.

Of that total, 21 Panthers earned a perfect 4.0 semester GPA to lead the entire Sunshine State Conference.

Of FIT’s five SSC-sponsored fall sports, men’s soccer placed the most student-athletes on the honor roll at 16. Women’s soccer garnered 15 student-athletes, men’s cross country and volleyball both had nine Panthers earn recognition and women’s cross country had eight.

Men’s cross country’s nine student-athletes was the most of any SSC men’s cross country program.

In total, a record-breaking 516 student-athletes from the conference’s nine institutions earned a spot on the honor roll. Ninety student-athletes carried a 4.0 GPA for the fall semester. SSC provisional members, Embry-Riddle and Palm Beach Atlantic, had a combined 96 student-athletes who met the standard for the Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

“Sunshine State Conference student-athletes are among the best in the country athletically, academically and in their communities,” stated Commissioner Ed Pasque. “Today’s announcement of 516 student-athletes on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll is further evidence of this fact.”

Ed Pasque

Ed Pasque

To be eligible, a student-athlete must post a minimum grade point average of 3.20 on a scale of 4.00. Participants in the sports of men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball were eligible for the honor roll.

Having won 94 Division II National Championships since the league was founded in 1975, the SSC’s student-athletes have proven to be successful in the classroom as well. The SSC boasts an Academic Success Rate of 86 percent for the second consecutive year. The mark ranks second among all 24 Division II conferences.

Below is a breakdown of the 57 Panther student-athletes who were named to the SSC Honor Roll. The 21 names in bold carried a 4.0 GPA in the fall.

Men’s Cross Country
Alvin Estacio Biomedical Engineering
Nick Knowles Forensic Psychology
Matthew Kraska Biomedical Engineering
Nick Lenssen Meteorology
Tyler McCabe Astronomy and Astrophysics
Tucker Melles Astrobiology
Daniel Penaranda Aerospace Engineering
Matthew Pogorelec Biomedical Engineering
Daniel Schultz Mechanical Engineering

 

Women’s Cross Country
Kerstin Axelsson General Biology
Marina DeBiasi General Engineering
Charly Holly Environmental Science
Shannon Hyland Biomedical Engineering
Amanda Sava Meteorology
Jordan Symonds Communication
Gabby Trimlett Applied Behavior Analysis
Ellyn Willse Marine Biology

 

Men’s Soccer
John Bocinsky Biomedical Engineering
Trey Collins Biotechnology
Nicolas Dreyer Business Administration
Evan Enders Electrical Engineering
Will Henderson Biochemistry
Tobias Hildmann Global Management and Finance
Jan Hlavica Sports Administration
Bjoern Jaeger General Science
Adin Kavara Sports Administration
Brandon Ledene International Business
Alessio Monsignori Sports Administration
Petur Petursson Computer Science
Jaime Rodriguez Chemical Engineering
Sam Sawyer Sports Administration
Matthew Schwartz Aerospace Engineering
Mitch Thorn Chemical Engineering

 

Women’s Soccer
Lauren Bolhuis Business Administration
Isabella Campanini Forensic Psychology
Kristin Howe Chemical Engineering
Lindsay Isaac Communication
Alexandra Koenig Premedical
Alicia Mackewicz Marine Biology
Agathe Malmberg General Engineering
Sky Morrison Communication
Karlyn Prisco Humanities
Jazelle Russack-Cradeur Sports Management
Elin Svensson Global Management and Finance
Ali Tebo Premedical
Ashley Vezina Chemical Engineering
Mary Watson Marine Biology
Aubri Williamson Sports Management

 

Volleyball
Payton Bayless Biological Science, Premedical
Becca Bower Mathematical Science
Olivia Hersey Mathematical Science
Kim Juriga Biomedical Engineering
Merelyn Martinez Psychology
Senka Radakovic Business Administration
Jenna Schaffer Psychology
Ashtin Truesdale Global Management and Finance
Cassidy Ziech Information Systems

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