Albany -- SUNY Chancellor John R. Ryan today announced the
recipients of the 2006-07 Student-Athlete Award, which recognizes a combination
of academic excellence and outstanding athletic achievement at the Division I,
Division III and NJCAA levels.
of this year’s award include 78 student athletes from 28 campuses for
participation in 25 different sports. Collectively, these student-athletes
have combined outstanding accomplishments in the classroom as well as the
playing surface, posting an average GPA of 3.64.
Scholar Athlete Award is one of the most selective and prestigious awards
bestowed by SUNY, because it speaks to the hard work and dedication our student
athletes put forth both in classroom and in their particular sport where they
compete throughout the year,” said Chancellor Ryan. “Their success also speaks
volumes about the quality of the programs and curriculum that SUNY campuses,
coaches, faculty, and staff provide. I commend the recipients as well as their
coaches and faculty for this extraordinary achievement.”
Athletes are selected by the Athletic Directors at each level of play. Region 3
and Region 15 of the NJCAA select recipients for two-year schools; and the
State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) and Athletic
Directors from the Independent Institutions select student athletes
participating in Division III Programs.
complete list of the 2006-07 SUNY Chancellor’s Scholar Athletes is available on
the SUNY website, at www.suny.edu, under
“News and Announcements.”
The State University of New
York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States,
educating more than 417,500 students in 7,669 degree and certificate programs
on 64 campuses.