GENESEO, N.Y. – Five SUNY Geneseo student-athletes were recently named 2012-13 Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Award recipients, recognizing outstanding academic excellence and athletic achievement.
The Knights' cross country/track & field programs were represented by graduate student Alyssa Smith (Rochester, N.Y./Brighton), senior Tim Chambers (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) and junior Mary Aldridge (Rochester, N.Y./Brighton), while sophomore hockey player Jack Caradonna (Markham, ONT) and sophomore men’s basketball player Gordon Lyons (Buffalo, N.Y./Canisius) also were named to the exclusive list.
“These outstanding students are SUNY Champions, not only in their chosen sports but also in our classrooms, with an average GPA of 3.59 among them,” said Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “Congratulations to this year’s honorees, to the professors and coaches who mentored them and to the many faculty and staff on our campuses across the state who supported them.”
A total of 66 student-athletes across the state’s Division I, SUNYAC, NJCAA and Independent membership received the honor. Geneseo was the lone SUNYAC member with five honorees, while the University at Buffalo (6) and Stony Brook (5) were the only other institutions with as many award winners.
In order to be considered for the award, student-athletes were nominated by their campus athletic director. Nominees’ academic credentials and athletic accomplishments were then reviewed by a panel of athletic directors from across the SUNY system and members of the provost’s office.