Cross country and track star Sandra Goettelman '10 was named the winner of the SUNYAC Dr. Dolores Bogard Scholar-Athlete Award for 2009-10. The Bogard award is given annually to the female junior or senior with the best combination of athletic and academic ability amongst all sports at the 10 SUNYAC institutions.
Goettelman graduated fromSUNY Geneseo in May of 2010 with a 3.75 grade point average as a major in Elementary Education and concentration in English. Academically she has been named to the Dean's List each semester as well as the SUNYAC All Academic team and Commissioner's List. She is a member of several honor societies including Phi Eta Sigma, Kappa Delta Phi Education Honor society, Sigma Tau Delta English Honor society and the Golden Key honor society. She has taken part in a bibliotherapy directed study aimed at rating children's literature. Outside the classroom on her own time she has been a 'Big Sister' volunteer, taught dance classes through KidStart, organized the annual Friday Knight 5K, and is a member of the Elementary/Secondary Education Association.
Goettelmann is an All-American in cross country and a member of the SUNYAC Cross Country Hall of Fame. She led Geneseo to four straight SUNYAC Cross Country Championships, including winning the individual crown in 2009. The senior is a two-time captain who earned all-SUNYAC and All-Atlantic Region accolades twice in her career. Goettelmann is a three-time first team all-conference runner in indoor track winning the mile in 2009 and leading the Knights to the team Championship. She has garnered all-SUNYAC twice in outdoor track and won the 1500-meter in 2008.
Goettelman is the seventh Geneseo recipient of this award and third in the last four years, joining Sue Lind (1986-87, Basketball), Keena Bush (1995-96, Track & Field), Megan Mackey (1996-97, Basketball), Melissa White (2001-02, Cross Country, Track), Christy Finke (2006-07, Cross Country, Track) and Liz Montgomery (2008-09, Cross Country, Track). Dr. Dolores Bogard was an administrator and coach at SUNY Cortland for over twenty years.