Keuka College Tops NEAC with 110 Scholar-Athletes

It's the second straight year the College's student-athletes have led the conference.

Thursday, July 12, 2018
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Keuka College’s student-athletes don’t just excel on the field of play, they exceed in their field of study – in conference-leading fashion!

The North Eastern Athletic Conference announced its Scholar-Athletes for the 2017-18 academic year and for the second straight year, Keuka College led the list.

Keuka College topped the NEAC with 110 Scholar-Athletes, 18 more than the runner-up. That’s a nearly 30% hike from the 85 Wolves earning Scholar-Athlete honors in 2016-17.

To earn NEAC Scholar-Athlete status, student-athletes needs to maintain a combined grade point average of 3.40 or higher for the fall and spring semesters. Factoring in non-NEAC sports, Keuka College totaled 127 Scholar-Athletes on the year with 37% of the athletes exceeding a 3.40 GPA.

Members of the cross country teams led the Wolves. The Women’s Cross Country team had a school-best 3.56 GPA while leading the department with 16 Scholar-Athlete selections, 70% of their roster. Closely following was the Men’s Cross Country team with a 3.48 GPA.

Five Wolves earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the academic year: Cross country runners Bayli Fugle (Attica, N.Y.), Colin Marchincin (Kiantone), and Bethany Pendl (Allegany, N.Y.), goalie Ryan Mavretish (Camillus, N.Y.) from the Men’s Soccer and Lacrosse teams, and junior setter Alyssa Rex (Phoenix, Ariz.) from Women’s Volleyball.

Both Bethany and Alyssa have maintained perfect grade point averages throughout their first three years at Keuka College while Bayli has a perfect 4.0 throughout her first two years on campus.

A Complete list of Keuka College NEAC Scholar-Athletes is available online.