Florida Tech Panther Student-Athletes Honored for Academic Success in the University’s Honors Convocation

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29 Florida Tech Panthers receive Outstanding Student of the Year awards

Florida Tech Athletics had another exceptional year in the classroom in 2020-21 with numerous student-athletes earning recognition in the university’s Honors Convocation. (Florida Tech image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech Athletics had another exceptional year in the classroom in 2020-21 with numerous student-athletes earning recognition in the university’s Honors Convocation.

A total of 29 current and former student-athletes received Outstanding Student of the Year awards and 15 Panthers were recipients of Distinguished Student Scholar awards from Florida Tech.

The Outstanding Student of the Year honorees is selected by each academic unit at Florida Tech and designated as “well-rounded, active student-scholars who have made contributions to the academic program, university, and community.”

The full list of undergraduate and graduate student-athletes who earned Outstanding Student of the Year awards is below:

Nathan M. Bisk College of Business
Undergraduate
■ Sara Carroll (Women’s Soccer)
■ Fanny Hakanson (Women’s Basketball)
■ Pearson Kerchner (Cheerleading)
■ Lindsey Marquardt (Women’s Lacrosse)
■ Fanny Paulin (Women’s Basketball)
■ Trey Schaneville (Men’s Basketball)
■ Boris Villa (Baseball)

Graduate
■ Olivia Going (Women’s Lacrosse)
■ Mollie Kaplan (Women’s Lacrosse)
■ Dziugas Nienius (Men’s Rowing)
■ Federica Pala (Women’s Rowing)

Department of Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences
Undergraduate
■ Elise Medhus (Cheerleading)
■ Reese Van Putten (Men’s Cross Country/Track)

Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering and Sciences
Undergraduate
■ Savannah Brennan (Women’s Swimming)
■ Ethan Kennedy (Men’s Swimming)
■ Stine Hagbo Olsen (Women’s Soccer)

Department of Computer Engineering and Sciences
Undergraduate
■ Robert Catron (Men’s Swimming)

Graduate
■ Lauren Watson (Golf)

Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Undergraduate
■ Luke Palmisano (Men’s Lacrosse)
■ Mohamed Ben Sidhom (Men’s Rowing)
■ Gennaro Zappariello (Men’s Rowing)

Graduate
■ Amanda Allen (Women’s Basketball)

Department of Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences
Undergraduate
■ Nicole Barnett (Women’s Soccer)
■ Riley Doyle-Odenbach (Women’s Basketball)
■ Anna Hamelin (Women’s Cross Country/Cheerleading)
■ Gabija Karosas (Women’s Swimming)
■ Julia Martinus (Cheerleading)

College of Psychology and Liberal Arts
School of Psychology
Undergraduate
■ Erin Arbour (Volleyball)
■ Paige Herr (Cheerleading)

The Distinguish Student Scholar award is given annually to undergraduate students who have completed more than 55 credit hours at Florida Tech with cumulative GPAs of 3.8 or higher.

The full list of student-athletes who earned Distinguished Student Scholar awards is below:

■ Savannah Brennan (Women’s Swimming) – Genomics and Molecular Biology
■ Robert Catron (Men’s Swimming) – Electrical Engineering
■ Riley Doyle-Odenbach (Women’s Basketball) – Marine Biology
■ Maddalena Fairchild (Volleyball) – Biomedical Science
■ Fanny Hakanson (Women’s Basketball) – Business Admin.-Global Management and Finance
■ Anna Hamelin (Women’s Cross Country/Cheerleading) – Meteorology
■ Rachel Hillner (Women’s Soccer) – Biomedical Science
■ Gabija Karosas (Women’s Rowing) – Ocean Engineering
■ Ethan Kennedy (Men’s Swimming) – Chemical Engineering
■ Tai Lehtio (Football) – Biomedical Engineering
■ Caroline MacLeod (Women’s Lacrosse) – Ocean Engineering
■ Elise Medhus (Cheerleading) – Aerospace Engineering
■ Cheyenne Nelson (Softball) – Aerospace Engineering
■ Madison Savje (Women’s Lacrosse) – Ocean Engineering
■ Trey Schaneville (Men’s Basketball) – Business Admin.-Sport Management

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