SUNY Chancellor Honors 84 Scholar Athletes

June 4, 2013

Albany – State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher today announced 84 recipients of the 2012-13 Scholar Athlete Award, which recognizes outstanding academic excellence and athletic achievement.

“These outstanding students are SUNY champions not only in their chosen sports but also in our classrooms, with an average GPA of 3.61 among them,” said Chancellor Zimpher. “Congratulations to this year’s honorees, to the professors and coaches who mentored them, and to the many faculty and staff on our campuses across the state who supported them.”

In order to be considered for this award, student-athletes were nominated by their campus athletic director. Nominees’ academic credentials and athletic accomplishments were then reviewed by a panel of athletic directors from across the SUNY system and members of the provost’s office.

A complete list of this year’s winners is available online.

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