Sharp, Schuler Honored As America East Presidential Scholar-Athletes

Sharp, Schuler Honored As America East Presidential Scholar-Athletes

America East Release

Boston, Mass.—UMBC seniors Kathleen Sharp (Toms River, N.J./Toms River/Brookdale CC) and Eric Schuler (Columbia, Md./Reservoir) were honored as America East Presidential Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the conference office on Thursday. To be considered for the award, the student-athlete must be a graduating senior with a 3.75 or higher GPA.

Sharp spent two seasons at Brookdale Community College, before joining the Retrievers' program for the last two campaigns. She appeared in 48 games since arriving on campus and posted a .269 batting average. Last season, the Toms River, New Jersey native drove in five runs on four hits. As a senior, she recorded a .462 on-base percentage with three runs batted in. The America East Commissioner's Honor Roll member graduated with a degree in psychology.

Schuler has been an integral part of the UMBC cross country team during his tenure in Baltimore. Last year he was named America East Scholar-Athlete of the year, helping lead the Retrievers to an America East Championship. This past season, Schuler competed and scored in every meet, earning one top ten finish at the Mount 5k Duels. He graduated this spring with a degree in computer science.

The Presidential Scholar-Athlete Award was approved by the America East Board of Presidentsin June of 2013 and implemented for 2013-14 academic year. In addition to the 41 honorees, five student-athletes who graduated in December were also given the award. Overall 94 student-athletes have been honored as part of the program.

Student-athletes competing in 16 of America East's 18 sponsored sports were recognized. University of New Hampshire led the way with 10 student-athletes honored, followed by University of Maine with seven, University of Hartford and Stony Brook each with six, UMass Lowell with five, Binghamton University, UMBC and University of Vermont each with two and University at Albany with one.

 

Institution

Name 

Major

GPA

Sport

Albany

John DeLallo

Physics

3.77

men's cross country/
track & field

Binghamton

Emily Nuss

Cell and Molecular Biology

3.85

women's                soccer

 

Luca Bottoni

Accounting

3.76

men's soccer

Hartford

Katie Roth

Communication

3.89

women's     basketball

 

Maggie Betz

Management

3.96

softball

 

Jonathan Choiniere

Health Science

3.93

men's cross country/
track & field

 

Jamie Schneck

Economics & Finance

3.79

men's        basketball

 

Matt Stoutz

Civil Engineering

3.82

men's cross country/
track & field

 

Brian Monks

Economics & Finance

3.85

men's lacrosse

Maine

Scott Merrill

Biology

3.77

men's track & field

 

Courtney Anderson

Elementary Education

3.84

women's basketball

 

Carolyn Stocker

Food Science                                    & Human Nutrition

3.96

women's cross country/track & field

 

Vasiliki Papakotsi

Food Science & Human Nutrition

3.75

women's indoor track & field

 

Zoe Berkey

Civil Engineering

3.86

field hockey

 

Rebecca Paradee

KPE - Exercise Science

3.84

field hockey

 

Liis Emajoe

KPE - Teaching & Coaching

3.76

women's soccer

UMBC 

Eric Schuler

Computer Science - BS

3.97

men's cross country

 

Kathleen Sharp

Psychology - BS

3.76

softball

UMass Lowell

Joseph Martin

Business Administration (BBA)

3.90

men's cross country/track & field

 

Ross Mungeam

Exercise Physiology (BS)

3.84

men's cross country/track & field

 

David Perloff

Civil Engineering (BSE)

3.79

men's cross country/track & field

 

Ariana Darcy

Business Administration (BBA)

3.83

softball

 

Andrea Byrne

Economics (BA)

3.83

field hockey

New Hampshire

Zach Chabot

Civil Engineering

3.96

men's cross country/track & field

 

Jake Renaud

Exercise Science

3.76

men's track & field

 

Rebecca Graves

Zoology

3.77

women's lacrosse

 

Laura Puccia

Neuroscience

3.75

women's lacrosse

 

Hannah Blondin

Environmental Conservation             & Sustainability

3.90

women's soccer

 

Anne Twombly

Studio Art

3.82

women's cross country/track & field

 

Rachel DePalma

Recreation Management and              Policy - Therapeutic Recreation

3.82

women's track & field

 

Jessica Salley

Communication Sciences                   & Disorders

3.98

women's track & field

 

Kaylee Kilpatrick

Biomedical Science - Medical and Veterinary Sciences

3.92

women's basketball

 

Kathryn Violette

Nutrition - Dietetics

3.89

women's swimming & diving

Stony Brook

Cassandra Dix

Biochemistry

4.00

women's tennis

 

Marina Mestres

Chemical and Molecular              Engineering

3.92

women's lacrosse

 

Eric Speakman

Business and Economics

3.90

men's cross country/
track & field

 

Allison Cukrov

Sustainability Studies

3.89

softball

 

Yuria Haruki

Business  

3.81

women's swimming & diving

 

Shannon Grogan

Coastal Environmental Studies

3.78

women's soccer/women's track & field

Vermont

Samuel Chevalier

Electrical Engineering

3.93

men's
track & field

 

Ilsa Feierabend

Communication Sciences                   & Disorders

3.78

women's swimming & diving