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32 student-athletes earn Liberty League All-Academic honors

December 9, 2019

After an impressive semester in their sports and classrooms, 32 Skidmore College student-athletes were recognized for their academic achievements by earning spots on the Liberty League fall All-Academic Teams.

Skidmore’s Liberty League fall sports include field hockey, men’s soccer, women’s soccer and volleyball.

“This recognition is an affirmation that Skidmore’s student-athletes excel both on the field, in the classroom and in many diverse pursuits. They are truly an impressive bunch, who consistently demonstrate the same energy and talent in College laboratories and performance halls as they do on our sports fields,” said Gail Cummings-Danson, assistant vice president for student affairs and director of athletics. “On behalf of the College, I would like to congratulate this accomplished group for continuing to demonstrate the excellence that we’ve come to expect.”

To be recognized as a member of the All-Academic team, a student-athlete must be a sophomore or higher in class standing with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.30, mirroring the criteria of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America awards.

"I pride myself on doing well both in school and on the field," said Yasmine Boukari '21, a member of the women's soccer team and a management and business major. "I value academics as much as I do athletics, so, being awarded something like this is very special to me."

“The skills I have learned on the field such as teamwork, perseverance and time management have also helped me excel off the field,” added Jon Matthew Bilé ’21, a member of the men’s soccer team and a chemistry major. “I have made lifelong friends and mentors on my team without whose support I would not have earned this honor.”

Skidmore’s Thoroughbred Society also recognizes the achievements of its student-athletes each semester by inducting those who receive a 3.67 grade point average or higher into its Thoroughbred Society. In September, 120 students were recognized, including 28 students who attained perfect 4.0 grade point averages in the spring semester.

"Academic success is a great point of pride for our Liberty League institutions and student-athletes," said Liberty League Commissioner Tracy King. "Our student-athletes continue to demonstrate that it is possible to not only excel academically, but to achieve athletically at the highest levels in Division III. I congratulate and salute them on their outstanding achievements."

Skidmore’s Liberty League All-Academic selections are listed below:

Field Hockey

Carolyn Blackman ’22, Undeclared, Charlotte, N.C.
Ellie Bowen ’21, Spanish, International Affairs, Charlottesville, Va.
Maddy Carré ’20, Health and Human Physiological Sciences, Wayne, Pa.
Hannah Curtis ’22, Undeclared, Hanover, N.H.
Madeleine Michaels ’22, Undeclared, Skillman, N.J.
Jordan Mjaatvedt ’21, Health and Human Physiological Sciences, Corinth, N.Y.
Annabelle Oates ’22, Undeclared, Charlotte, N.C.
Gabrielle Vaccaro ’22, Undeclared, Andover, Mass.

Men’s Soccer

Jon Matthew Bilé ’21, Chemistry, Pittsfield, Mass.
Sebastian Bosch ’20., Biology, Livonia, N.Y.
David Braman ’20, Management and Business, Mercer Island, Wash.
Joey Park ’22, Undeclared, Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Ted Roach ’20, Management and Business, Buffalo, N.Y.
Roman Toepler ’22, Undeclared, Chevy Chase, Md.
Manuel Arango ’20, Management and Business, Pearl River, N.Y.
Inigo Ugarte ’20, Management and Business/Economics, Cebu City, Philippines

Women’s Soccer

Olivia Allen ’22, Undeclared, Glastonbury, Conn.
Yasmine Boukari ’21, Management and Business, Winchester, Mass.
Carly Craft ’22, Undeclared, Hanover, N.H.
Vanessa Eljaiek ’22, Undeclared, Evanston, Ill.
Lily Hammill, ’22, Undeclared, Stow, Mass.
Anna Jarry ’22, Undeclared, Calgary, Alberta
Molly Kosh ’21, Chemistry, Guilford, Conn.
Liz Saraceno ’22, Undeclared, Somers, N.Y.
Vivian Montgomery-Walsh ’22, Undeclared, Catonsville, Md.
Abba Weimer ’21, Sociology, Shelburne, Vt.
Brianna Worobel ’20, Management and Business, Rumson, N.J.
Korry Yam ’21, Management and Business, Longmeadow, Mass.

Volleyball

Katy Ehnstrom ’20, Health and Human Physiological Sciences, Kaneohe, Hawaii
Sophia Hettler ’20, International Affairs, New York, N.Y.
Lauren Kramer ’22, Undeclared, Andover, Mass.
Lauren Wolters ’20, Psychology, San Francisco, Calif.

For the latest Thoroughbred achievements, head to Skidmoreathletics.com.

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