Knights In The Classroom

SUNY Geneseo student-athletes pride themselves on achieving at the highest levels, both in competition and in the classroom. Here are just a few examples:

* Since established in January, 2004, 53 student-athletes have been inducted into Geneseo's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Geneseo’s Sean Fisher (men's cross country), Ashton Hughes (women's cross country/track & field), Rayanne Luke (women's cross country), Tim Mateer (men's cross country), Cathryn Menarchem (field hockey), Anthony Pivarunas (men's cross country), Luke Taverne (men's track & field), Kent Upham (men's cross country) and Stephanie Wilcoxen (women's swimming & diving) were inducted last year.

* 23 Geneseo student-athletes have earned the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence since 2001, including Jack Caradonna (men's ice hockey) and Gordon Lyons (men's basketball) for the 2014-15 academic year. 

* Six Geneseo student-athletes have been awarded a $5,000 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Postgraduate Scholarship since 1996, including Gordon Lyons in 2015.

* A total of seven Geneseo student-athletes have been named the top male scholar-athlete in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) since the award's inception in 1967, including five since it was renamed the Dr. Sam Molnar Award award in 1978. Jack Caradonna (men's ice hockey) won the award for the 2013-14 academic year. 

* Eight Geneseo student-athletes have earned the Dr. Dolores Bogard Award as the top female scholar-athlete in the SUNYAC since the honor was established in 1994.

* In 2014-15, six student-athletes were honored with the SUNYAC Scholar-Athlete Award. This award annually recognizes the student-athlete with the highest grade point average that also garners All-SUNYAC first or second team recognition for each respective conference sport. Andy Drescher (men's basketball), Katy Hart (women's lacrosse), Steven Cregan (men's lacrosse), Stephanie Wilcoxen (women's swimming & diving), Donald McLoughlin (men's swimming & diving) and Maggie Hale (women's tennis) were honored last year.

* In 2014-15, 162 (34%) Geneseo student-athletes earned SUNYAC Commissioner's List honors for having a 3.3 grade point average or higher for three semesters at the institution (does not have to be consecutive semesters).

* In 2014-15, 243 (51%) Geneseo student-athletes earned SUNYAC All-Academic Team honors for having a 3.3 semester grade point average during the season in which they competed.