Forty-One Buffalo State Fall Student-Athletes Earn SUNYAC Academic Honors

Posted: February 9, 2006
The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) announced its Commissioner's List and All-Academic Team today for the Fall 2005 semester, and 41 Buffalo State student-athletes have been recognized for their work in the classroom, including 19 on the Commissioner's List.

The qualify for the Commissioner's List, the student-athlete must be a varsity athlete, have competed for the entire season, and have maintained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 for at least three semesters. Student-athletes that earned a 3.3 grade point average for the Spring semester qualified for the All-Academic Team.
The following Buffalo State student-athletes qualified for both the Commissioner's List and the All-Academic Team: Jen Breier (Grand Island) - Volleyball/Art Ed.; Brian Caraway (Liverpool) - Football/Business; Fred Carstens (Angola) - Cross Country/Social Studies; Mary Doody (Tully) - Soccer/Design; Aleksandra Halter (Clarence) - Cross Country/French; Clint Holcomb (Clifton Springs) - Soccer/Health & Wellness; Justin Huebbers (Rochester) - Football/Social Studies; Matt Ketchum (Churchville) - Soccer/Criminal Justice; Emily McKinnon (Kenmore) - Soccer/Dietetics; Mike Mikolaichik (Hilton) - Football/Childhood Ed.; Brian Miller (Tonawanda) - Soccer/Childhood Ed.; Maddy Morosey (N. Collins) - Soccer/Undeclared; Russ Nixon (Niagara Falls) - Football/Technology Ed.; Steve Olewnick (N. Tonanwanda) - Football/Undeclared; Amy Padowski (Grand Island) - Cross Country/Health & Wellness; Jeff Sipos (Grand Island) - Cross Country/English; Matt Tarasek (Buffalo) - Football/Chemistry; Jen Vacanti (Niagara Falls) - Cross Country/Design.

The following student-athlete qualified for only the Commissioner's List: Katie Lyons (Williamsville) - Soccer/Social Work.

The following student-athletes were named to the All-Academic Team: Jonathan Amidon (Cheektowaga) - Football/Social Studies; Aaron Anderson (E. Otto) - Football/Undeclared; Brian Benson (Buffalo) - Soccer/Criminal Justice; Keri Bumgardner (Babylon) - Volleyball/Social Studies; Keriann Claussen (Santa Rosa, CA) - Soccer/Speech Path.; Katie Doane (Grand Island) - Cross Country/Fashion; Pete Drossos (Auburn) - Football/Undecided; Scott Forster (E. Otto) - Football/Criminal Justice; Margaret Hughes (Elmira) - Cross Country/Design; Katie Johnson (Cohocton) - Soccer/Art Ed.; Jeremy Kaier (Cheektowaga) - Football/Business; Matt Martins (Cortland) - Football/History; Ben Miller (Oswego) - Soccer/Hospitality; Jack Mrozinski (Schenectady) - Football/Journalism; John Noonan (Saratoga Springs) - Football/Childhood Ed.; Brian Paonessa (Niagara Falls) - Football/Health & Wellness; Dan Perez (Portchester) - Football/Communication; Melisa Petre (Cheektowaga) - Soccer/Elemetary Ed.; Dante Rivera (Buffalo) - Football/Criminal Justice; Dan Schlotterbeck (West Seneca) - Football/Social Studies; Kristy Tartaglia (Liverpool) - Soccer/Art Ed.; Matt Westerholt (Buffalo) - Soccer/Health & Wellness.
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