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Elmira College places 11 teams, 71 student-athletes on E8 Spring Academic Awards lists


ELMIRA, N.Y. -- The Empire 8 Conference announced that 11 of Elmira College's varsity teams were awarded E8 All-Academic Team status and 71 student-athletes were named to the President's List in recognition of their outstanding work in the classroom.

To be considered an E8 All-Academic Team, a squad must maintain a grade-point average of 3.20 or higher during the spring semester. Among the 11 EC teams that garnered the honor this spring, women's cross country led the way with an impressive 3.69 GPA, followed by women's basketball with a 3.50. Also qualified for the award were: men's and women's ice hockey, field hockey, women's volleyball, softball, women's tennis, women's golf, women's soccer, and women's lacrosse.

Student-athletes named to the President's List included:

Audrey Clarke of Churchville, NY (14428) - Women's Golf
Caroline Connolly of Newfane, NY (14108) - Women's Cross Country
Kevin DiMagno of Penfield, NY (14526) - Men's Ice Hockey & Men's Lacrosse
Rachel Grampp of Williamsville, NY (14221) - Women's Soccer, Women's Ice Hockey & Women's Lacrosse
Zoya Katta of Fredonia, NY (14063) - Women's Soccer
Christopher Moses of Hamburg, NY (14075) - Men's Ice Hockey
Alyssa Ogden of Fairport, NY (14450) - Women's Golf
Natalie Schieder of Alden, NY (14004) - Women's Volleyball
Patrick Schmelzinger of Jamestown, NY (14701) - Men's Ice Hockey
Caitlin Trembley of Albion, NY (14411) - Women's Cross Country
Courtney VanBuren of Middleport, NY (14105) - Women's Volleyball
Bridget Yaw of Sherman, NY (14781) - Women's Basketball

Recipients of the President's List distinction must be enrolled full-time at their respective institution and carry a minimum GPA of 3.75 while participating in a conference-sponsored sport and displaying positive conduct on-and-off campus. As the Empire 8 states, "Its commitment to serve the educational needs of its student-athletes is the hallmark of the Empire 8." With 71 honorees, Elmira increased the number of President's List award winners by a dozen when compared to the spring of 2017.

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