44 Student-Athletes Honored for Academic Excellence

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Beaver Falls, PA - The Presidents′ Athletic Conference recognized 350 student-athletes this week for their excellence in the classroom during the fall semester. Each of the ten PAC schools was represented with Waynesburg University leading the way with 45 honorees. Geneva College and Saint Vincent tied for second place with 44 recipients. The 44 scholar-athletes was the second highest total for Geneva College during any semester since joining the PAC in 2007.

The criteria for PAC scholar-athletes consists of maintaining a 3.6 GPA during the semester of competition while also making a significant contribution to the program during the season. "Our athletic department enjoyed an outstanding semester on and off the field and court," said Geneva College athletic director Dr. Kim Gall. "We obviously take great pride in our work in the classroom. Having so many student-athletes honored for their work validates the work that both our student-athletes and coaches put in during the school year."

Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College′s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).

Following is a list of Geneva College student-athletes recognized on the PAC honor roll:
Paige Banyas (Volleyball)
Emily Bestor (Volleyball)
Monica Boyer (Women′s Cross Country)
Deanna Briody (Volleyball)
Kenton Burckhart (Men′s Soccer)
Kate Caldwell (Women′s Tennis)
Chelsea Cover (Women′s Tennis)
Ashley Davis (Volleyball)
Jonathon Deeks (Football)
Seth Dunn (Men′s Cross Country)
Megan Eby (Women′s Cross Country)
Nick Edinger (Men′s Cross Country)
David Gerlach (Men′s Soccer)
Annissa Halulko (Women′s Soccer)
David Harwood (Men′s Soccer)
Phil Hayden (Football)
Megan Hiers (Women′s Soccer)
Cody Hoskins (Football)
Heather Kepner (Volleyball)
Jeremy Kiger (Football)
Julie Kline (Women′s Tennis)
Anna Landell (Women′s Tennis)
Bethany Lemmon (Volleyball)
Elise Mann (Women′s Soccer)
Nate Mansor (Men′s Cross Country)
Jake McCracken (Men′s Soccer)
Melanie McLallen (Volleyball)
Alayna Merkle (Women′s Cross Country)
Jacob Merrill (Men′s Soccer)
Brianna Mixter (Volleyball)
Havilah Mohler (Women′s Tennis)
Jeremy Peachey (Men′s Soccer)
Austin Petrie (Men′s Soccer)
William Pinson (Men′s Cross Country)
Adam Rose (Football)
John Shipley (Men′s Soccer)
Risa Tillman (Women′s Soccer)
Julia Urbanski (Women′s Cross Country)
Amanda Weaver (Women′s Soccer)
Matt Weaver (Men′s Soccer)
Kathryn Wiater (Women′s Soccer)
Emilie Wilson (Women′s Tennis)
Laura Zerbe (Volleyball)
Kara Zimmerman (Women′s Tennis)