NYIT Athletics Sets Record GPA for a Single Semester

NYIT Athletics Sets Record GPA for a Single Semester

OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. (March 6, 2014) - NYIT Athletics continues to excel not only on the fields of play but in the classroom as the Bears set an unprecedented department-wide grade-point average of 3.23 (3.11 in Spring 2013) for the Fall 2013 semester. NYIT Director of Athletics Clyde M. Doughty Jr. celebrated the occasion by honoring the 110 student-athletes that were named to the Fall 2013 Athletic Director's Honor Roll at a luncheon on Thursday.

"This is why we are in education; to assist young men and women with their educational development while preparing them socially for the world outside of college," said Doughty. "Our student-athletes should be proud of themselves but never should they settle. We will help to keep pushing them to achieve more because it in the end it will pay dividends in their promising futures."

Seven Bears achieved a 4.0 GPA, with one student-athlete, Julian Marcon (Nandrin, Beligum) of men's tennis, producing a perfect mark for the seventh-straight semester before completing his degree in mechanical engineering with a concentration in aerospace engineering a semester early (December 2013). Also completing his undergraduate degree with a 4.0 GPA was teammate Mircea Dimofte (Focsani, Romania). He furnished a perfect record for three straight semesters as a business administration major with a concentration in management and finance after transfering from the University of Toledo. Dimofte began his Masters in Business Administration this spring.

Also earning a repeat 4.0 semester was Matt DiDonna (West Islip, N.Y.) of men's soccer. On the women's side, graduate students Sina Windmueller (Sargans, Switzerland) of women's soccer and Demitra Apergis (Littleton, Colo.) of women's basketball were joined by senior Sarah Stein (Bay Shore, N.Y.) of volleyball and softball and sophomore Dina Ragab (Cairo, Egypt) of women's basketball with unblemished 4.0 GPAs.

Student-athletes must meet a GPA of at least a 3.2 in the semester to be considered for the Athletic Director's Honor Roll. The Honor Roll is announced twice per academic year, once after the fall and once after the spring semesters.


Fall 2013 NYIT Athletic Director's Honor Roll
Men's Soccer (16)
Gonzalo Barroso
Vinny Caccavale (NSCAA 2013 Scholar All-American, Capital One Academic All-American)
Jordan Cousineau
Matt DiDonna (4.0) (CoSIDA Academic All-District I)
Santiago Echevarria
Felipe Francato
Guillermo Fuentes
Javier Gallardo
Niyah Highsmith
Ryan MacCrea
Chris Mouzakitis
Petar Pervaz 
Ivan Rico
Alberto Ruiz
Liam Waddy
Ben Wilson

Baseball (15)
Michael Auriemmo
Matt Busch
Evan Cohen
Nick Dellasperanza
Matt DiBiase
Brennen Forster
Robert Fiato
Alex Gounaris
Tom Joannou
J.P. Lipovac
Anthony Martelli
Lewis Rion
Frank Sanacore
Nick Sebastian
Jack Smith

Women's Basketball (13)
Demitra Apergis (4.0) (CoSIDA Academic All-District I)
Brianna Bollettieri
Maddison Campbell
Victoria Crea
Shannon Duer
Sofia Georgiadi
Kesi Goree
Ashley Hightower
Dina Ragab (4.0)
Rebecca Romeo
Alex Venuto
Monique Walker
Julie Williams 

Women's Soccer (12)
Victoria Barclay
Cassandra Betancourt
Katie Boehmer
Brianna Bollettieri
Sia Dagrizikos
Rachel Harada
Malissa Horan
Alexandra Liddiard
Hoy Lim
Alexis Panariello
Kelli Walter
Sina Windmueller (4.0) 

Lacrosse (9)
Ian Brown
Will Diana
John Diaz
Nicholas Haiduk
Peter Izzo
Danny McDermott
Nick Sidaras
Nick Swanson
Cory Triola

Men's Tennis (8)
Nicolas Auruccio
Mircea Dimofte (4.0)
Nicolas Heintz
Nico Jubera
Julian Marcon (4.0)
Pedro Peixoto
Julio Pulido
Jamie Salvador 

Volleyball (8)
Lindsay Abrams
Kate Brock
Savannah Donarski
Marija Jovanovic (CoSIDA Academic All-District I)
Lana Kravtchenko
Jushel Mitchell
Taylor Pulley
Sarah Stein (4.0)

Softball (7)
Samantha Basile
Melissa Bradway
Amber Calvillo
Lia Matz
Kristina Rozelle
Sarah Stein (4.0)
Veronica Tartaglia 

Women's Tennis (7)
Rocie Benavent
Melanie Benyadi
Sara Burinato
Madalina Florea
Alessie Rossetti
Claudia Sanchez Gonzalez
Gabriela Siembab

Cheerleading (6)
Shanice Branch
Jessenia Bravo
Donna Frederic
Chandra Levere
Jordann Pascall
Vanessa Sobers

Women's Cross Country (6)
Katie Boehmer
Shekeila Campbell
Gina Dorso
Melanie Fiume
Gladys Kimutai (USTFCCCA All-Academic) 
Lia Matz

Men's Basketball (5)
Jordan Fuselier
Darian Hooker
Daniel Kenny
Kachi Nzerem
Will Udoh 

Men's Cross Country (3)
Christian Barton
Nick Mavros
Thomas Ruppel 


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