GENESEO, N.Y. - Five SUNY Geneseo student-athletes were honored by the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) as Scholar-Athletes of the Year for their respective sports. Women's indoor track & field senior Elise Ramirez, men's indoor track & field junior Sean McAneny, women's swimming & diving senior Nancy Nasky, men's swimming & diving senior Clark Davis and men's ice hockey senior Duggie Lagrone were each named SUNYAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Ramirez finished an All-American seventh in the 5,000 (16:51.07) at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships. A biology major with a 3.67 GPA, she won the 3,000 at the SUNYAC Indoor Championships with a meet record (9:53.15) performance while also finishing fourth in the 5,000 (18:37.74) to help lead the Knights to their third-consecutive SUNYAC Championship. Ramirez was also selected the 2018 SUNYAC Women's Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year in the fall.
An English major with a 3.93 GPA, McAneny finished an All-American fifth in the 3,000 (8:17.12) at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships and was voted the SUNYAC Men's Indoor Track & Field Track Athlete of the Year after also breaking the SUNYAC record in the event. He also won the 3,000 at the SUNYAC Championships during the winter.
Nasky accumulated a 3.48 GPA in accounting as she earned All-America honors. She finished an All-America seventh in the 1650 free at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships, setting a SUNYAC record (17:00.10) in the event. She earned All-America Honorable Mention with a 16th place finish in the 500 free as well. At the SUNYAC Championships, she earned her fourth First Team All-Conference nod, placing first in the 1650 free, 500 free and the 800 free relay.
Davis posted a 3.54 GPA in Biochemistry and was named SUNYAC Swimmer of the Year after his senior season. He placed first in 200 individual medley, 400 individual medley and 200 breaststroke at the SUNYAC Championships to earn Swimmer of the Meet honors as the Knights earned their sixth-consecutive conference championship.
Lagrone garnered First-Team All-America honors while compiling a 3.65 GPA majoring in economics. Also tabbed a First-Team All-SUNYAC all-star, he tied for seventh nationally among defenseman with 0.96 points per game while finishing ninth in the SUNYAC with 27 points and tied for sixth with 20 assists. He helped Geneseo win its second-consecutive (3rd in four years) SUNYAC Championship with a program-record 25-2-2 overall mark on its way to its third Frozen Four appearance in six years.
Geneseo student-athletes have won over half of this year's SUNYAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards, with Knights claiming nine of the 17 SUNYAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards given out so far this year.