Immediate Release: May 18, 2007
Contact: David O'Brian (email@example.com)
Binghamton has 10 student athletes named to America East Conference Spring Academic Squads
VESTAL, N.Y. The America East Conference has released its Spring Academic Squads for men's and women's track & field, tennis and golf and Binghamton is represented by a total of 10 student-athletes. The Bearcats had a conference-best three athletes honored in men's golf and tied Albany with five selections on the women's track & field squad.
Senior Aaron Ungvarsky (Wilmington, Mass.), who placed first at the America East Conference championship two weeks ago, fellow senior Jeff Wolneiwicz (West Seneca, N.Y.), who was named the America East Golfer of the Week on April 3, and junior Zach Vinyl (Syracuse, N.Y.) were the only three men's golfers in the conference who were named to the Spring Academic squad. Vinyl was fourth at the America East Conference championship and Wolneiwicz finished fifth.
Four individual conference champions from the women's track and field team were named to the Spring Academic squad. Junior Keisha Short (Yephank, N.Y.) won the 400, junior Dayna Johnson (Brentwood, N.Y.) took top honors in the triple jump, sophomore Marsha Feisinger (North Syracuse, N.Y.) captured the pentathlon and junior Katie Wilmer (North Syracuse, N.Y.) won the pole vault. The Bearcats' other representative was sophomore Katie Radzik (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.), who was third in the conference meet in the 10,000.
In men's track, senior Rory Quiller (West Point, N.Y.) was Binghamton's representative on the Spring Academic squad. He swept both the indoor and outdoor conference pole vault titles. He placed second in the nation at the NCAA Indoor Championships in March and will head to the NCAA East Regional next weekend in his quest to reach the NCAA Outdoor Championships for the second year in a row.
Senior Lya Kushnirovich (Brooklyn, N.Y.) was named to the women's tennis Spring Academic Squad. She was named second-team all-conference and ended her season with a 19-6 record. Kushnirovich, who has been named all-conference three times, concludes her career with 85 singles wins, the second most in school history. She has an 85-31 record in singles matches.
Each All-Academic Team has been selected based on the student-athletes academic and athletic accomplishments. Academic achievement for consideration requires student-athletes to have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 entering the season. Athletic accomplishment standards vary between team sports and individual sports. For track & field, student-athletes are required to be a top-three finisher at the conference championship meet. Team size for individual sports is determined by the number of all-conference honorees who possess the minimum academic requirement. Freshmen are not eligable for the All-Academic Team.
NOTE: The Spring Academic Teams for lacrosse, baseball and softball are announced prior to their respective conference tournaments.
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