Albany – State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher today announced the recipients of the 2008-09
Chancellor’s Scholar Athlete Award, which recognizes academic excellence and
athletic achievement at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division
I, Division III and NJCAA levels.
“It is an
honor for me to recognize these students not simply for their distinguished
athletic accomplishments, but for their substantial academic
achievements. These exemplary student athletes are winners on the field,
and more importantly in SUNY classrooms across New York. My heartfelt
congratulations go to all 72 State University scholar athletes.”
of this year’s award include 72 student athletes from 28 campuses participating
in 29 different sports.
Scholar athletes are nominated by campus representatives and are reviewed
and approved by SUNY System Administration and athletic directors representing
SUNY Division I programs, Region 3 and Region 15 of the NJCCA, the State
University of New York Athletic Conference and from independent SUNY
institutions participating in Division III programs.
for a student to be considered, their athletic accomplishments must be
recognized at the conference level or by the NCAA.
average GPA of 3.69, these student-athletes have combined exceptional
accomplishments in the classroom with superior performance in the athletic
In addition to high GPA, academic accomplishments may include being named
to a conference All-Academic
team or the Commissioner’s List.
Please view the complete list of 2008-09 Chancellor’s
Scholar Athlete Award recipients. Each student receives a congratulatory
letter as well as a plaque from SUNY.
About the State University of New York
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