Area student-athletes earn NEAC honors

COBLESKILL — The North Eastern Athletic Conference announced Wednesday that 43 SUNY Cobleskill student-athletes have been selected as recipients of the league’s Scholar-Athlete Awards for the 2017-18 academic year. In order to be eligible for the award, recipients most have earned a 3.40 grade point average (GPA) or higher during the academic year.

For the 2017-18 academic year, 890 student-athletes from the league’s 14 full-member institutions and six associate member institutions received NEAC Scholar-Athlete honors representing 36 states, Puerto Rico and 15 different countries. 

During the 2017-18 school year, the 318 student-athletes in the Fighting Tigers program posted an overall GPA of 2.75 with 147 student-athletes earning over a 3.0 GPA for the year.

“I am proud of our student-athletes for their efforts in the classroom and on the field of play,” said SUNY Cobleskill Director of Athletics Marie Curran-Headley in a news release. “I am also proud of the direction and efforts our coaching staff has taken in finding and recruiting quality young people who are capable of such impressive success at the NCAA level of competition.”

The 43 NEAC Scholar-Athlete Award honorees marks the most honored with the award in program history since the Fighting Tigers joined the conference in 2008.

Gloversville graduate Joslen Pettit, Broadalbin-Perth graduate Jacob Bunker, Gloversville graduate Islam Mustafa and Fort Plain graduate Emily Potter were among the SUNY Cobleskill student-athletes honored.