Several area athletes earn honors at Sage

ALBANY — The Sage Colleges’ had 45 student-athletes honored for their efforts in the classroom for the spring of 2019 with the release of the Empire 8 Presidents’ List.

Sage’s 17 varsity teams and 237 student-athletes combined for a 3.23 grade point average on the spring semester as well and all of the Gator teams registered as 3.2 or higher this spring.

The Empire 8 Conference announced its President’s List for the 2019 Spring semester this morning. More than 750 student-athletes from the league’s membership were recognized for their excellence in the classroom this past semester. In total, 779 student-athletes were recognized with the President’s List distinction, one of most prestigious honors the conference recognizes following each semester.

Recipients of this honor must earn a 3.75 grade point average or higher during the semester, while participating in an NCAA-sponsored sport. In addition, the student-athlete must display positive conduct on and off campus and be enrolled full-time at the member institution.

Canajoharie graduate Joshua Gonzalez (men’s basketball), Fonda-Fultonville graduate Emily Parslow (women’s basketball), and Broadalbin-Perth graduates Joanna Tavolaro (women’s cross country/women’s track and field), Megan Ryder (women’s volleyball) and Victoria Opalka (women’s cross country/women’s track and field) were among the Sage athletes honored.