Pioneers Garner Academic Awards
Several Alfred State College athletes have earned honors from the NJCAA, Region III, and the Western New York Athletic Conference for outstanding academic achievements. Three Pioneers were recipients of the NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement, three more were honored with the NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement, 11 were named Academic All-Region, and 15 were named Academic All-Conference.
Vincent Antonioli (Wellsville), Atay Chokmorov (Bishkek, Kyrgyztan), and Amanda Bush (Altoona, PA) earned the NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement, Academic All-Region, and Academic All-Conference. Antonioli earned a 3.8 GPA, Chokmorov held a 3.86, and Bush a 3.88.
Alex Farrell (N. Tonawanda), Andrea Presher (Prattsburgh), and Charise Nankivell (Hornell) earned the NJCAA Award for Expemplary Academic Achievement, Academic All-Region, and Academic All-Conference. Farrell had a 3.7 GPA, Presher has a 3.75, and Nankivell a 3.78.
Joining the NJCAA award winners on the Academic All-Region team (have to have a 3.5 GPA with 45 credits) and the Academic All-Conference team (3.30 GPA with 45 credits) were Joe Markel (Arkport), Jacob Giglio (Hornell), Wade Harrington (Campbell Savona), Kelley Dumbleton (Warsaw), and Makenzie Finnemore (Genesee Valley).
Derek Snyder (Bath), Travis Bellows (Alfred Almond), Michelle Marinich (Chenango Forks), and Ginette Gornett (Potsdam) all earned Academic All-Conference.