177 Molloy Student-Athletes named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll

By Rick Rissetto, Director of Athletic Communications

On Monday, February 1, the Molloy College Department of Athletics released its academic report for the fall semester. On the whole, 57% (or 177) of the 308 student-athletes that compete for Molloy both on the field and in the classroom were named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll for the semester, meaning that those student-athletes achieved a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher in their respective studies.

"Congratulations to all our student-athletes who have excelled in the classroom for the fall semester," Molloy College Director of Athletics Susan Cassidy-Lyke proudly stated. "This achievement places you at the top of your academic game and sets an example for your peers. Wins on the court and field are terrific but this makes it even more rewarding."

The highest GPAs per sport went to both women's bowling and women's track and field, as both programs achieved a team grade-point average of 3.50 for the fall semester. The cumulative grade-point average among the 15 varsity athletic programs and four club sports was a 3.28. Additionally, 13 student-athletes maintained or achieved a perfect 4.0 grade-point average last fall. Those student-athletes are:

Kevin Podell - Baseball
Alexia O'Connor - Women's Basketball
Maria Molnar - Women's Cross Country/Track
Kristin Rochford - Cheerleading
Kelsey Dittmeier - Women's Soccer
Milan Botte - Softball
Samantha Sauer - Softball
Christie Catterson - Tennis/Women's Track
Hayley Richbart - Women's Track
Grace Cookson - Volleyball
Caitlyn Schellenberg - Equestrian
Gabrielle Batista - Women's Soccer/Women's Lacrosse
Sarah Bowker - Women's Rugby

Those student-athletes that achieved a 4.0 GPA will be inducted in the Molloy Department of Athletics' "4.0 Club" in a ceremony that will take place on Feb. 16, before the Molloy College women's basketball team faces Queens College at 5 p.m. Congratulations to all of our student-athletes on excelling in the classroom once again.

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