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
Men's Soccer (16)
Vinny Caccavale (NSCAA 2013 Scholar All-American, Capital One Academic All-American)
Matt DiDonna (4.0) (CoSIDA Academic All-District I)
Demitra Apergis (4.0) (CoSIDA Academic All-District I)
Dina Ragab (4.0)
Sina Windmueller (4.0)
Mircea Dimofte (4.0)
Julian Marcon (4.0)
Marija Jovanovic (CoSIDA Academic All-District I)
Sarah Stein (4.0)
Sarah Stein (4.0)
Claudia Sanchez Gonzalez
Women's Cross Country (6)
Gladys Kimutai (USTFCCCA All-Academic)
Men's Basketball (5)
Men's Cross Country (3)
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