Video: Academic Luncheon Honors Top Student-Athletes

Video: Academic Luncheon Honors Top Student-Athletes

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The American University Department of Athletics recently hosted its annual Academic Luncheon to celebrate the recent academic accomplishments of its student-athletes. All invitees to this year’s luncheon had a GPA in the top 10% of all student-athletes in either the spring 2009 or fall 2009 semesters. This meant earning at least a 3.914 in the spring 2009 semester or a 3.894 in the fall 2009 semester. Watch the video from the event below.

Additionally, track/cross country student-athlete Greta Wicklund and wrestler Nick Pitas were honored for their achievements in the classroom, as they earned the top cumulative GPAs in the senior class. Wicklund, an International Relations major in the School of International Service with minors in Spanish and Education, has earned a 3.96 GPA. She was also honored as the 2009 Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year in cross country. Pitas, a Health Promotion major in the College of Arts and Sciences with minors in Economics and Environmental Studies, has achieved a cumulative 3.85 grade-point average.



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The following is the list of student-athletes that were honored at this year’s luncheon:

Class of 2008
Kira Sonberg, Women's Lacrosse, College of Arts and Sciences

Class of 2009
Tatiana Bertolo, Women's Soccer, Kogod School of Business
Kelsey Brasher, Women's Soccer, Soccer, School of Public Affairs
Nicolas Kilstein, Wrestling, School of Public Affairs
Christopher Liebner, Men's Soccer, Kogod School of Business
Mary Riegler, Women's Soccer, Kogod School of Business
Jacob Shelly, Men's Cross Country/Track, School of Public Affairs
Bryce Simon, Men's Basketball, College of Arts and Sciences

Class of 2010
Jasen Borshoff, Wrestling, College of Arts and Sciences
Erin Koch, Women's Soccer and Women's Track, College of Arts and Sciences
Nick Pitas, Wrestling, College of Arts and Sciences
Claire Recht, Volleyball, Kogod School of Business
Alyssa Romano, Women's Lacrosse, School of Communications
Paige Romer, Women's Swimming & Diving, College of Arts and Sciences
Jeremy Scheid, Men's Cross Country/Track, College of Arts and Sciences
Greta Wicklund, Women's Cross Country/Track, School of International Service
Dor Yasur, Men's Soccer, Kogod School of Business

Class of 2011
Katerina Cinkova, Volleyball, School of International Service
Mary Jane Egan, Women's Cross Country/Track, School of Public Affairs
Friederike Engel, Women's Soccer, College of Arts and Sciences
Colin Eustis, Men's Cross Country/Track, Kogod School of Business
Deborah Frantz, Volleyball, College of Arts and Sciences
Jon Freimark, Men's Soccer, School of International Service
Hannah Hennighausen, Field Hockey, Kogod School of Business
Michelle Kirk, Women's Basketball, School of Communications
Cassandra Ricketts, Volleyball, College of Arts and Sciences

Class of 2012
Ebony Edwards, Women's Basketball, College of Arts and Sciences
Matt Makowski, Men's Soccer, College of Arts and Sciences
Sam Miller, Men's Swimming & Diving, School of Communications
Emily Reichard, Women's Lacrosse, College of Arts and Sciences
Elinor Shetter, Women's Swimming & Diving, School of International Service
Jenna Stasiewicz, Women's Soccer, College of Arts and Sciences
Mikaila Weaver, Women's Soccer, Kogod School of Business

Class of 2013
Adam Brownstein, Men's Soccer, School of Public Affairs
Jessica Micciolo, Women's Cross County/Track, College of Arts and Sciences