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Empire 8 Conference recognizes AU athletes for academic excellence

ALFRED, NY - Forty-one Alfred University student-athletes were named to the Empire 8 Conference Presidents’ List for the Fall 2011 semester, the conference announced this week.

Presidents’ List recipients must earn a 3.75 grade point average or higher and have participated in athletics at one of the conference’s eight member institutions. In addition, the student-athlete must display positive contact on and off campus and be enrolled full-time at the member institution.

Following are the AU student-athletes named to the Fall 2011 Presidents’ List:

MEN’S BASKETBALL - Ryan Mahon (Oneida, NY/Oneida), freshman, ceramic engineering; Tim Pacheco (Mt. Pocono, PA/Mt. Pocono East), freshman, accounting; Billy Thompson (Monroe, NY/Monroe Woodbury), freshman, business administration; Thomas Tsatsis (Queens, NY/Townsend Harris), sophomore, political science/psychology.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL - Christina Jordan (Cornwall-on-the-Hudson, NY/Cornwall), senior, early childhood/childhood education; Kacey Kwiecien (Perry, NY/Perry), senior, early childhood/childhood education; Jamie Perry (Hannibal, NY/Hannibal), junior, athletic training.

EQUESTRIAN - Kaitlin Bentley (Jamestown, NY), senior, accounting; Eileen Cody (Hamburg, NY/Nardin Academy) sophomore, communication studies; Casey Duncan (Stuarts Draft, VA/Stuarts Draft), freshman, equestrian, political science/sociology; Kristen Eklin (Bovey, MN), junior, equestrian, communication studies; Tonya Farrant (Strykersvile, NY/Pioneer), senior, biology; Amelia Keyes (Webster, NY) junior, chemistry; Katherine LeSuer (Edinboro, PA/Cambridge Springs), senior, environmental studies; Erin Patterson (Hancock, NY/Oakwood Friends), junior, history.

FOOTBALL - Brady Bonacquisti (LeRoy, NY/LeRoy), senior, biology; Darrick Mason (Driftwood, PA/Cameron County), senior, biology; Mike Stivale (Cortlandt Manor, NY/Walter Panas), sophomore, accounting.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE - Mallory Miller (Ridgefield, CT/Brien McMahon), sophomore, communications studies.

MEN’S SOCCER - Jacob Bird (Skaneateles, NY/Skaneateles), sophomore, business administration; Ian Healey (Orange Village, OH/Orange), freshman, undecided; Samuel Miller (Kinsman, OH/Badger), junior, materials science and engineering; Elliott Thorpe (Highlands Ranch, CO/Thunder Ridge), senior, fine arts.

WOMEN’S SOCCER - Nicole Lobur (Akron, NY/Akron), freshman, women’s soccer, engineering; Victoria Logel (South Wales, NY/Holland), freshman, athletic training.

SOFTBALL - Elizabeth Clark (Webster, NY/Bishop Kearney), freshman, glass science engineering; Samantha Jo Muller (Port Jervis, NY/Port Jervis), freshman, undecided.

MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING - Brett Irwin (Springwater, NY/Wayland-Cohocton), junior, business administration; Joseph Rodgers (Dublin, NH), freshman, undecided.

MEN’S TENNIS - Eric Teller (Granville, NY/Granville), sophomore, ceramic engineering.

WOMEN’S TENNIS - Renee Duquette (Churchville, NY/Churchville-Chili), sophomore, mathematics.

MEN’S TRACK AND FIELD - Sean Locker (Corning, NY/Corning-Painted Post West), freshman, materials science and engineering.

WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD - Rebecca Graudons (Mayfield, NY/Mayfield), sophomore, physics/mathematics; Jennifer Kirsch (Penfield, NY/Penfield), junior, women’s track and field; biology.

MULTIPLE SPORTS - Emily Crosby (Fairport, NY/Fairport), senior, accounting; Brennan Ferguson (Destrechan, LA/Ursuline), freshman, women’s tennis/women’s basketball; environmental studies; Molly Finnerty (Watertown, NY/Watertown), senior, women’s soccer/women’s lacrosse, fine art; Tracie Forrester (Gainesville, NY/Letchworth), freshman, women’s cross country/track and field, mathematics; Nicole Hedrick (Albany, NY/Catholic Central), senior, softball/volleyball, criminal justice; Erin Johnstone (West Henrietta, NY/Rush-Henrietta), junior, women’s cross country/track and field, psychology; Jennifer Miranda (Bronx, NY/Academy of Letters), junior, volleyball/women’s track and field; early childhood/childhood education.