BLUE BELL, Pa. - Making the grade and more! The 2015-16 academic year was one to remember for the Athletics Department as 18 student-athletes, including eight from the Women's Soccer team, scored special Scholar-Athlete honors for their outstanding work inside the classroom between late August 2015 and May 2016.
These full-time students had a minimum 12 credits earned with a GPA between 3.25 and 4.00. Seven achieved Distinguished Scholar-Athlete honors, meaning they maintained a GPA in the range of 3.74 to 4.00. The other 11 earned Scholar-Athlete accolades, meaning they maintained a GPA between 3.25 and 3.74.
Six of the 18, including Rachel DiBenedetto, Emma Hagel, Alison Henning, Julie Primavera, Marisa Christensen and Linda Sobek, played multiple sports during their time at Montgomery County Community College. See the complete list on this page.
| Nicodemus Ananje
|Rachel DiBenedetto||Soccer, Basketball & Softball||Liberal Studies|
|Emma Hagel||V'Ball, Basketball & Softball||Business Administration|
|Alison Henning||Soccer, Basketball & Softball||Liberal Studies|
|Ed Lohmeyer||Men's Soccer||Liberal Studies|
|Julie Primavera||Soccer & Softball||Liberal Studies|
In addition, seven of the 18 will be among those graduating on Thursday at MCCC's Central Campus in Blue Bell. Those seven include Devon Beck, Erica and Marisa Christensen, Rachel DiBenedetto, Jaron Kacinski, Ed Lohmeyer and Julie Primavera.
"These young men and women truly exemplify the term 'scholar athlete,'" said Director of Athletics Bruce Bach. "These individuals have achieved a great deal academically while making significant contributions to our program. We wish them the very best."
|Blanca Anoushian||Women's Soccer||Health Services|
|Devon Beck||Women's Soccer||Business Administration|
| Erica Christensen
||Women's Soccer||Business Administration|
|Marisa Christensen||Soccer, Basketball, Softball||Exercise Science & Wellness|
|Jaron Kacinski||Men's Soccer||Liberal Studies|
|Ariel Gaviria Medina||Men's Soccer||Early Education|
|Shelby Poston||Women's Soccer||Theatre Arts|
|Allegra Schnitzel||Softball||Liberal Studies|
|Linda Sobek||Basketball, Softball||Elementary Education|
|Tenzin Wangyal||Men's Soccer||Business Administration|
|Brendan Watton||Men's Basketball||Accounting|
All told, 32 student-athletes will be among MCCC's 2016 graduating class. Those include: Stephanie Angelucci (Volleyball); Nicko Balis (Men's Basketball); Jonathan Basta (Men's Soccer); Devon Beck (Women's Soccer); Erica Christensen (Women's Soccer); Marisa Christensen (Women's Soccer, Women's Basketball, Softball); Brandi Clark (Softball); Miguel Cortes (Men's Soccer); Sebastian Derosa (Men's Soccer); Rachel Dibenedetto (Women's Soccer, Women's Basketball, Softball); Lauren Dunlap (Women's Soccer); Joshua Durkin (Baseball); Courtney Gill (Volleyball, Women's Basketball); Stefania Gomez (Women's Soccer); Wilson S. Gonzalez (Men's Soccer); Andrew Harcum (Baseball); and Adam Jones (Men's Basketball).
Also Jaron Kicinski (Men's Soccer); Kevin Latorre (Men's Soccer); Edward Lohmeyer (Men's Soccer); Tyreek Magruder (Men's Basketball); Kelsey McDevitt (Women's Soccer); Paul Meagher (Baseball); Corinne Otto (Softball); Anthony Pletscher (Baseball); Julie Primavera (Women's Soccer, Women's Basketball, Softball); Matthew Pullett (Men's Basketball); Leigh Ronnan (Softball); Emily Smith (Softball, Women's Basketball); Jason M. Smith (Baseball); Margaret Thompson (Women's Soccer) and India Williams (Women's Basketball).
Congratulations to each and every one of these Mustangs!!