Tuesday March 14, 2017

Engineering Scholar-Athletes Honored

By Karen Updyke, School of Engineering

Engineering scholar-athletes were recognized by the University of Dayton for their accomplishments in the classroom and in the community.

The Office of Academic Services for Student-Athletes and the Office of the Provost recognized UD scholar-athletes from 2016 spring and fall semesters at their annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Reception. 

Congratulations to mechanical engineering junior and women's tennis player, Marlys Bridgham, on being honored with the Presidential Scholar-Athlete Award. The Presidential Scholar-Athlete Award is the most prestigious award presented at the annual OASSA Scholar-Athlete Awards Reception. It recognizes two student-athletes, one male and one female, who have demonstrated academic excellence, qualities of leadership and service to the University of Dayton community. 

Other engineering nominees for the Presidential Scholar-Athlete Award included: Zach Berry, chemical engineering senior and men's tennis player, as well as Hunter Johnston, mechanical engineering senior and men's cross country runner.

In addition to the prestigious nomination for the Presidential Scholar-Athlete Award, Hunter Johnston was recipient of The Charles R. Kendall Memorial Award of Excellence for Achievement in Academic and Athletic Effort.

As the evening progressed, Hunter Johnston and civil engineering senior and men's tennis player, Bernardo Sanson, were named to the Dayton All-Academic team, which is an honor given to scholar-athletes with the highest GPA on their individual team.

The OASSA Academic Cup was awarded to women's tennis. The Academic Cup is presented to the team with the highest cumulative grade point average combined over the 2016 spring and fall semesters. 

To close out the event, UD recognized 28 scholar-athletes who had 4.0 GPAs and 186 scholar-athletes who had 3.5 GPAs or better.

The School of Engineering scholar-athletes who received a perfect 4.0 GPA were James Vogel, football; Andrew Druffel, men's tennis; Alissa Danielson, women's golf; and Natalie Allen, women's tennis.

Other engineering scholar-athletes who received a 3.5 GPA or better were Adam Goines, men's basketball; Tyler Adgalanis, men's cross country; Spencer Danielson, men's cross country; Luke Hoover, men's cross country; Hunter Johnston, men's cross country; James Kronk, men's cross country; Ethan Louis, men's cross country; Andrew Carfagna, football; Michael Niese, football; Timothy Simon, football; Drake Yinger, football; Tucker Yinger, football; Caleb Wolters, men's golf; Lance Gaspar, men's soccer; Zach Berry, men's tennis; Bernardo Sanson, men's tennis; Catherine Becker, rowing; Anna Benton, rowing; Elisabeth DeNardo, rowing; Sara Robertson, women's soccer; Marlys Bridgham, women's tennis; Meghan Krawiec, women's tennis; and Elizabeth Michalenko, women's tennis.

Congratulations scholar-athletes!

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