Beaver Falls, PA – Senior defender Risa Tillman was named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee) female student-athlete for the month of November. Tillman, a senior on the Geneva women’s soccer team helped spearhead a Geneva defense that posted seven shut-outs on its way to a turnaround season of 9-9-1 and a trip to the NCCAA Eastern Regional tournament.
A four-year starter for the Golden Tornadoes, Tillman has been a fixture for the Geneva defense for each of those years. In 2012, Tillman enjoyed her best season that also included a goal and three assists for the Golden Tornadoes.
While Tillman has been a special player on the field, she has been equally impressive off the field. In the classroom, Tillman carries a 3.96 GPA as an Independent Public Health major. She has also traveled to San Luis, Mexico in each of the past three years while at Geneva on mission trips to assist a local orphanage and participate in a number of outreach ministries.
Scott Ryan, a senior on the Washington & Jefferson cross country team, won the award on the men’s side. Each month the SAAC at PAC member institutions nominate student-athletes for Scholar-Athlete of the Month consideration based on academic and athletic accomplishments. Honorees must be a varsity member in their respective sport(s) and in their junior or senior year. Scholar-Athletes must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and be actively involved within in or her campus community.
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