Panthers Shine On the Field, In The Classroom As 57 Student-Athletes Are Honored
By Florida Tech // February 20, 2016
21 Panthers earned a perfect 4.0 semester GPA to lead the entire Sunshine State Conference
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.”
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|
|Tyler McCabe||Astronomy and Astrophysics|
|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|
|Gabby Trimlett||Applied Behavior Analysis|
|Ellyn Willse||Marine Biology|
|John Bocinsky||Biomedical Engineering|
|Nicolas Dreyer||Business Administration|
|Evan Enders||Electrical Engineering|
|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|
|Lauren Bolhuis||Business Administration|
|Isabella Campanini||Forensic Psychology|
|Kristin Howe||Chemical Engineering|
|Alicia Mackewicz||Marine Biology|
|Agathe Malmberg||General Engineering|
|Jazelle Russack-Cradeur||Sports Management|
|Elin Svensson||Global Management and Finance|
|Ashley Vezina||Chemical Engineering|
|Mary Watson||Marine Biology|
|Aubri Williamson||Sports Management|
|Payton Bayless||Biological Science, Premedical|
|Becca Bower||Mathematical Science|
|Olivia Hersey||Mathematical Science|
|Kim Juriga||Biomedical Engineering|
|Senka Radakovic||Business Administration|
|Ashtin Truesdale||Global Management and Finance|
|Cassidy Ziech||Information Systems|