@AU_TrackXC Places 22 on PL Honor Roll

Track and Field Patriot League Academic Honor Roll graphic

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – The American University track and field team earned 22 spots on the Patriot League Spring Academic Honor Roll, the league office released last week.

To be eligible for the PL Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.20 GPA or higher during the spring semester.

A total of 300 women and 203 men qualified for the 2018 track & field honor roll with Bucknell leading both the men's and women's programs with 31 and 56 student-athletes, respectively. On the men's side, Holy Cross and Lehigh tied for second with 29 each followed by Lafayette (23), Navy (23), Boston University (21), Army West Point (20), Colgate (17), and American (10).

For the women's honor roll, Lehigh was second behind Bucknell with 37, followed by Boston University (35), Holy Cross (32), Lafayette (30), Loyola Maryland (26), Navy (26), Colgate (24), Army West Point (22), and American (12).

Among the highlights for the AU honorees was junior Adriana Hooks, sophomore Emily Houghton, and freshman Shelbi Wuss, who were three of the 46 women to earn perfect 4.00 GPAs during the spring.

Senior Liam Purdy was the lone four-time honoree for the Eagles, followed by senior Jude Mabone, and juniors Matthew Rainey, Tommy Sommer, Kassidy Ayres and Sammie Paul who all earned their third nod.

Seniors Brianna Belo and James Belfatto and sophomores Caleb Brown, Gerard D'Ambrosio III, Faolan Coogan Pluck, Katelyn Deibler, Emily Houghton and Kaitlyn McTernan all earned their second appearances on the honor roll.

Rounding out the list were eight academic honor roll debuts with juniors Adriana Hooks and Lucia Rose, sophomore Arianna Lopez, and freshmen Max Lustig, John Pagliaro, Michael Weidenbruch, Nadia Stratton and Shelbi Wuss.

For the latest on AU Track & Field, stay tuned to AUEagles.com and follow the team on Twitter @AU_TrackXC.

2018 Patriot League Men's Track & Field Academic Honor Roll

James Belfatto, Sr.
Caleb Brown, So.
Faolan Coogan Pluck, So.
Gerard D'Ambrosio III, So.
Max Lustig, Fr.
John Pagliaro, Fr.
Liam Purdy, Sr.
Matthew Rainey, Jr.
Tommy Sommer, Jr.
Michael Weidenbruch, Fr.
International Studies (3.84)
Computer Science (3.42)
Political Science: Comparative Politics (3.33)
Business Administration: Entrepreneurship (3.52)
Accounting (3.54)
International Studies (3.49)
Health Promotion Management (3.78)
CLEG (3.83)
CLEG (3.64)
CLEG (3.24)

2018 Patriot League Women's Track & Field Academic Honor Roll

Kassidy Ayres, Jr.
Brianna Belo, Sr.
Katelyn Deibler, So.
Adriana Hooks, Jr.
Emily Houghton, So.
Arianna Lopez, So.
Jude Mabone, Sr.
Kaitlyn McTernan, So.
Sammie Paul, Jr.
Lucia Rose, Jr.
Nadia Stratton, Fr.
Shelbi Wuss, Fr.

Psychology, 3.53
Public Health, 3.58
International Studies (3.31)
Anthropology (4.00)
Psychology (4.00)
Biochemistry (3.80)
International Studies (3.89)
Health Promotion (3.54)
Public Health (3.72)
Law and Society (3.66)
Environmental Science (3.66)
Biochemistry (4.00)