Buffalo State Recognizes 73 Student-Athletes for Academic Excellence

Posted: March 9, 2006
Buffalo State honored 73 student-athletes that have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher for at least three semesters at the college at its annual Scholar Athlete Luncheon today in the Hall of Fame Lobby in the Sports Arena.

Following opening remarks by Athletics Director Jerry Boyes and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Dennis K. Ponton, the 73 student-athletes were honored, including 26 that earned high honors, having maintained a 3.50 GPA or higher. Men's hockey player Brian Janke was honored as the top-scholar athlete. The senior has maintained a GPA of 3.97 while majoring in physics and electrical engineering.

The athletics department would like to recognize and thank the following invited faculty and staff members that were on hand to support individual student-athletes: Cosmo Barbaro (Design), Rebecca Geraghty (Design), Paul DeWald (Communication), Dr. Christina Carter (Math), Kim Truesdell (Elementary Education), Dr. Jean DiPirro (Psychology), Kathleen Contrino (Center for Health and Social Research), Dr. Thomas White (Biology), Dr. Scott Roberts (Health and Wellness), Richard Ross (Design), Dr. Michael Lazich (History and Social Studies), Dr. Deborah Hovland (Modern and Classical Languages), Michael Anthony (Design), Donna Hayes (Dietetics and Nutrition), Cynthia Anthony (Health and Wellness), Mark Tepedino (Math) and Rebecca Dowsey (Hospitality).
http://www.buffalostate.edu/athletics
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