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Sage students excel in the classroom! 45 Gators named to 2019 Empire 8 Spring Presidents' List

Sage students excel in the classroom! 45 Gators named to 2019 Empire 8 Spring Presidents' List


More Than 20% of Conference's Student-Athletes Posted at Least a 3.75 GPA During Spring Semester

Albany, NY- The Sage Colleges' had 45 student-athletes honored for their efforts in the classroom for the Spring of 2019 with the release of the Empire 8 Presidents' List. Sage's 17 varsity teams and 237 student-athletes combined for a 3.23 grade point average on the spring semester as well and all of the Gator teams registered as 3.2 or higher this spring.

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The Empire 8 Conference announced its President's List for the 2019 Spring semester this morning. More than 750 student-athletes from the league's membership were recognized for their excellence in the classroom this past semester. In total, 779 student-athletes were recognized with the President's List distinction, one of most prestigious honors the conference recognizes following each semester.

Recipients of this honor must earn a 3.75 grade point average or higher during the semester, while participating in an NCAA-sponsored sport. In addition, the student-athlete must display positive conduct on and off campus and be enrolled full-time at the member institution. The conference states, "Its commitment to serve the educational needs of its student-athletes is the hallmark of the Empire 8 Conference."


The nine full-time conference members sponsored a record number of 3,744 student-athletes who combined for a conference-wide spring semester grade point average of 3.243. The 3.243 average GPA is the highest in the history of this honor being recognized by the league office.

Additionally, 116 teams were acknowledged as Empire 8 Conference All-Academic Teams for registering a team grade point average of 3.2 or higher for the spring semester. Remarkably, seven of the nine member institutions had at least ten programs earn this honor, while each of Stevens' 26 varsity programs qualified to receive the award. Continuing on with the accolades, the Sage men's cross country program posted a perfect spring semester gpa of 4.0 as a program.

"Our student-athletes continue to achieve at very high levels in the classroom. I am so proud of their accomplishments," said E8 Commissioner Chuck Mitrano. "The commitment to academic excellence from our member institutions is unmatched and these numbers prove it."

Student-athletes representing each of the conference's nine member institutions were among those honored in this spring's edition of the E8 President's List. Leading the way was Stevens, which had an impressive 161 student-athletes earn the recognition. St. John Fisher and Utica tied for second with 103 student-athletes that garnered this honor. Rounding out the top five within the conference were Nazareth with 92 and Elmira, which had 78 honored.


751 Student-Athletes earned President's List Distinction (GPA of at least 3.75)

The average GPA among the conference's 3,744 student-athletes was 3.243

Each department's student-athletes posted an average GPA of greater than 3.0 and six posted an average that was greater than 3.2

116 teams were recognized (3.2 team GPA or greater)

Seven institutions had at least ten teams recognized.


The Sage Colleges' 2019 Empire 8 Spring Presidents' List Honorees

Name                                  Class      Sport(s)                                                                           Major

Joshua Gonzalez        Jr.        Men's Basketball                                Sports and Recreation Management

Jarryd Wick                 Sr.        Men's Cross Country/Men's Track & Field   Physical Education

Liam Dowd                  Fr.        Men's Lacrosse                                   Business Administration

Marquan Phillips        Jr.        Men's Lacrosse                                   Computer Information Systems

Alberto Cannistraci    Jr.        Men's Soccer                                      Business

Joergen Skagen           Fr.        Men's Soccer                                      Business Administration

Christian Vaalstuen   Fr.        Men's Soccer                                      Open Options

Kasper Westnes         Fr.        Men's Soccer                                      Business Administration

Ryan Fairweather       Sr.        Men's Soccer                                      Business Administration

Mitesh Joshi               So.       Men's Tennis                                      Business

Tyler Schnaible           Jr.        Men's Golf and Men's Tennis                        Physical Education

Dan Mackey                So.       Men's Volleyball & Men's Tennis      Health Sciences-Occupational Therapy

Megan Flynn               Sr.        Women's Basketball                          Physical Education

Macie Holmes             Sr.        Women's Basketball                          Business Administration

Emily Parslow             Sr.        Women's Basketball                          Physical Education

Gessica Patregnani     Jr.        Women's Basketball                          Business Administration

Danielle Stannard      Sr.        Women's Basketball                          Business Administration

Sophia Keravich          So.       Women's Cross Country /Women's Lacrosse                       Biology

Amanda Jones                        Jr.        Women's Cross Country /Women's Track & Field            Nursing

Sagan Leggett             Sr.        Women's Cross Country/Women's Track & Field    Biology

Joanna Tavolaro         Jr.        Women's Cross Country/Women's Track & Field    Applied Biology-pre med

Abigayle Greier          Fr.        Field Hockey                                       Physical Therapy

Micalli Johnston         So.       Field Hockey                           Health Sciences path to occupational therapy

Sara O'Connor                        Fr.        Field Hockey                                       Biology

Aunna Parker             So.       Field Hockey                                       Nursing

Tashariff Carr             Sr.        Women's Lacrosse                             Law and Society

Kerry McKeown          Fr.        Women's Lacrosse                             Education

Sophia Pierce              So.       Women's Lacrosse                             Applied Biology/Physical Therapy

Anne Risler                 Jr.        Women's Lacrosse                             Health Sciences-Occupational Therapy

Nicole Bauer               Sr.        Women's Soccer                                 Health Sciences

Giovanna Fichera       Jr.        Women's Soccer                                 Health Sciences-Occupational Therapy

Hallie Klosterman      Fr.        Women's Soccer                                 Physical Therapy

Caitlyn Lopeck                        Fr.        Women's Soccer                                 Health Sciences

Joleen Marfone          Sr.        Women's Soccer                                 Health Sciences

Bailey Pepper             So.       Women's Soccer                                 Applied Biology/Physical Therapy

Maegan Villa              Jr.        Women's Soccer                                 Occupational Therapy

Kristen Silk                  Jr.        Women's Soccer, Softball                  Health Sciences

Samantha Trimblett   Sr.        Women's Soccer                                 Graphic Design

Lisa Kentris                 Gr.       Softball                                               Childhood Psychology

Katerina Lagace          So.       Softball                                               Applied Biology/Physical Therapy

Abbey Clobridge        Jr.        Women's Tennis                                Business

Rebecca Jackson         Jr.        Women's Tennis                                Health Sciences

Gabrielle Rowell         So.       Women's Volleyball                           Psychology

Megan Ryder              Jr.        Women's Volleyball                           Psychology

Victoria Opalka           Sr.        Women's Cross Country/Women's Track and Field Nutrition

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