Beaver Falls, PA – At the end of each academic year, Geneva College and the Golden Tornadoes highlight excellence in the classroom. Geneva has enjoyed great success for yet another athletic season, but it has also continued a string of excellence off the field. The Geneva College Athletic-Directors Award was created following the 2001 school year and honors juniors and seniors who have compiled at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA while also participating on a varsity team.
The 2011 class of Athletic-Director Award winners includes 43 student-athletes, which is the fifth highest number in the past ten years and also the most since 2007. The number of honorees is up from 37 in 2010.
Following is a list of those Geneva College student-athletes among the honorees in 2011:
|Leanne Abate - Softball||Martha Adams - Softball|
|Matt Baer - Baseball||Graciela Arias - Track|
|Adriane Blake – Softball/Volleyball||Annissa Halulko - Soccer|
|Monica Boyer – Cross Country||David Harwood - Soccer|
|Kate Caldwell - Tennis||Cody Hoskins - Football|
|Christine Carugati - Basketball||Tyler Jodon - Football|
|Chelsea Cover - Tennis||Rachel Kuegler - Volleyball|
|Sarah Davis – Cross Country||Bethany Lemmon - Volleyball|
|Joel Gatti - Baseball||Josh Mann - Soccer|
|David Girardi - Football||Nathan Mansor – Cross Country/Track|
|Josh Gunnett – Cross Country||Jake McCracken - Soccer|
|Valerie Hamilton - Basketball||Maura McLaughlin - Tennis|
|Jon Jurinko - Baseball||Noah Medich - Baseball|
|Jeremy Kiger - Football||Samantha Michetti - Softball|
|Ariel Lilly – Softball/Soccer||Brianna Mixter - Volleyball|
|Liz Michalak - Track||Seth Montgomery - Football|
|Aisha Moore - Track||Caleb Musselman - Soccer|
|Adam Rose - Football|
|Brandon Sopko - Basketball||Alyse Scarsella - Basketball|
|Ryan Thorn – Cross Country||Claude Smith - Football|
|Julia Urbanski - Cross Country/Track||Mike Trn - Baseball|
|Laura Zerbe - Volleyball||Charles Walters – Cross Country/Track|
|Kara Zimmerman - Tennis|
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).
Geneva graduates have an 80% acceptance rate when applying for entrance to medical school–well above the national average.