22 Penn State Abington scholar-athletes honored

The prowess of 22 Penn State Abington student-athletes in the classroom was recognized last week when they were named North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Scholar Athletes for the 2011-12 academic year.

A student-athlete must achieve a combined grade point average of 3.4 or higher for the fall and spring semesters and must have been in good standing on his or her team to be selected by the NEAC.

More than half of the Abington students who were honored are majoring in business or science and engineering. The remaining students represent a variety of interests including nursing, administration of justice, education, integrative arts, the psychological and social sciences, and economics. The students honored were from California, northern New Jersey, Philadelphia and other towns near Penn State Abington.

The NEAC honored these Abington students: Dylan Amin, Victoria Brady, Andrew Carter, Mike Colacci, Kathryn Colley, Marcello D’Amore, Jesse Goldstein, Anthony Hui, Harry Kohn, Kiera Kurtz and Ryan Lundgren.

Dan Meuleners, Stephanie Mockus, Maria Narodetsky, Lori Phillips, Alex Ramirez, Adriana Rodriquez, Rachel Scornaienchi, Dan Steinberg, Faith Sykes, Joseph Thomas and Adela Ulitsky also were named.

Abington fields 14 varsity teams including baseball, golf, softball and women’s volleyball. Men’s and women’s teams compete in basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer and tennis. For more information about Abington athletics, go to http://abingtonsports.com

The NEAC acknowledged a total of 430 scholar-athletes from its 16 member institutions who represent 30 different states and nine different countries for the 2011-12 academic year.