NYIT student-athletes score big in classroom; 13 produce perfect GPAs in fall

NYIT student-athletes score big in classroom; 13 produce perfect GPAs in fall

OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. — NYIT student-athletes continue to score big in the classroom.

A whopping 13 student-athletes produced 4.0 GPAs during the fall semester.

Meanwhile, 124 student-athletes will be honored as members of the Athletic Director's Fall Honor Roll at a March 1 luncheon in Recreation Hall after achieving at least a 3.2 GPA for the fall semester. That's more than half of all NYIT students who participate in intercollegiate athletics.

The perfect GPAs for the fall semester belonged to Ivana Andric, Derezaar Banaji, Elise Brune, Kaitlyn Byrnes, Lena Dimmer, Haley Gilmour, Maia Hood, Alyse Jefferson, TJ Micheli, Felicia Mulholland, Matej Selecky, Martin Sundell and Astasia Williams-Bertles.

Banaji, Byrnes, Gilmour, Jefferson and Micheli were first-semester freshmen.

NYIT student-athletes combined to produce a 3.24 GPA during the fall semester, again outpacing the general student body.

Women's tennis headlined the achievers. Not only did the team capture its sixth straight East Coast Conference title in the fall, the student-athletes also combined to produce a whopping 3.83 GPA. Every fall member of the women's tennis team will be honored at the Athletic Director's Honor Roll luncheon.

Men's tennis placed second with a 3.50 GPA, with softball narrowly behind at 3.48.

"Our goal is to win on the fields and courts of competition and win in the classrooms, and be national leaders in academic success," director of intercollegiate athletics and recreation Dan Vélez said. "We also will win in life by making sure our student-athletes have all of the tools necessary to grow, mature and become integral members of society once their time at NYIT is complete."

Here is a look at the full list of student-athletes to be recognized on March 1 as members of the Athletic Director's Fall Honor Roll.

Baseball (17): Brandon Alberto, Matt Bartnik, Timmy Cassese, EJ Cumbo, Joey Fusco, Joseph Kelly, Zach Kleinwaks, Jake Lebel, Joseph Marvel, DJ Masuck, Ben McNeill, Christopher Miller, Chris Mott, Joseph Murphy, Dominic Paolo, Nick Tedesco and Zach White

Men's Basketball (5): Opong Bramble, James Goldrick, Josh Primus, Marcus Saint-Furcy, Laurynas Stonkus

Women's Basketball (5): Corinn Baggs, Maia Hood, Alyse Jefferson, Tiara Place, Jill Spagnuola, Nina Vukosavljevic

Men's Cross Country (3): Bishoy Bishara, Laban Korir, Tyler Mack

Women's Cross Country (1): Heidi Abrahamsen

Men's Lacrosse (18): Shlomo Amar, Tom Brennan, Besnik Dalipi, Nick Deluca, Austin Fitzpatrick, Chris Gomes, Brian Hoerter, Michael LoCastro, T.J. Micheli, Matt Murphy, Nick Nicolosi, Dang Pham, Ian Prate, Jason Sullivan, Jeremiah Sullivan, Michael Trainor, Kenny Wickline, Andrew Zito

Women's Lacrosse (12): Anne Marie Ardito, Daniella Avalos, Angelina Cuevas, Taylor Davide, Madisyn Hausch, Mikayla Klemm, Erin Lankowicz, Rosemary Mahoney, Alyssa Milano, Ashley Miller, Samantha Rivera, Lexi Ruiz

Men's Soccer (15): Alberto Alonso Marchan, Kendric Duve, Derezaar Banaji, Ion Barbarin Garcia, John Camponeschi, Carlos Coto, Alejandro Del Cura, Jon Koenig, Louis LaFemina, Krishen Patel, Andrew Pereira, Adam Raso, Victor Sánchez Vallejo, Martin Sundell, Marcos Enriquez Vilches

Women's Soccer (10): Nikki Bermudez, Elise Brune, Taylor Casey, Erin Lankowicz, Felicia Mulholland, Caroline Piazza, Malu Ribeiro, Dina Simonian, Brooke Skahan, Yiota Tsourapis, Astasia Williams-Bertles

Softball (14): Kierstin Bloom, Jessica Daniel, Sofia Evangelista, Sydney Kratzert, Kylie Lacerte, Sophia Medina, Samantha Melendez, Stephanie Neglia, Christine Olivas, Lizul Portugal, Christine Rizzacasa, Ruth Rodriguez, Ashley Russo, Mary Tom

Men's Tennis (6): Francisco Caldas, Maxton Cook, Kevin Huynh, Rares Ispas, Jean Kehyayan, Alexandre Martinez, Matej Selecky

Women's Tennis (7): Ivana Andric, Kaitlyn Byrnes, Lena Dimmer, Rosa LaCorte, Antonella Lopez Alcerro, Karolina Pondusova, Alessia Rossetti

Volleyball (8): Karley Brewster, Samantha Degaray, Allison Fowler, Haley Gilmour, Megan Mannle, Portia McIntosh, Tina Stefanovic, Paige Trakas