For the fourth straight year, Keuka College had the most scholar-athletes in the North Eastern Athletic Conference.
The Green and Gold had 147 student-athletes earn the honor this past season, besting Lancaster Bible College, which was in second at 136. The Wolves and the Chargers were the only two schools in the 12-team league to have more than 100.
The scholar-athlete honor is given to a student-athlete in a sport that competes in the North Eastern Athletic Conference and has a combined 3.40 grade-point average for the academic year.
It was an impressive year in the classroom for the Wolves, as Keuka College posted a 3.27 department GPA. Leading the way was the Women's Soccer team with a 3.76 grade point average. They had 21 of their 23 players earn NEAC scholar-athlete honors.
The Keuka College Department of Athletics applies the same standard and awards their non-NEAC teams with the same distinction. In total, 210 Keuka College student-athletes earned scholar-athlete status by having over a 3.40 GPA. The Dance team had the second-best GPA in the department with a 3.69 on the year.
Twenty-two student-athletes across 13 different teams formed the 4.0 club for the 2019-20 academic year:
- Ethan Ball '23—Esports
- Joan Carroll '23—Women's Soccer
- Vera Freda '20—Women's Soccer & Lacrosse
- Bayli Fugle '21—Women's Cross Country
- Lydia Hall '23—Women's Soccer
- Sophia Hobbie '22—Dance
- Madeline Jones '23—Cheerleading
- Joshua Kenna '21—Men's Cross Country
- Emily Kies '21—Dance
- Braxton Knapp '23—Men's Cross Country
- Olivia Krom '22—Dance
- Mark Mack '23—Esports
- Ryan Mavretish '20—Men's Soccer
- Brad McKnight '22—Men's Volleyball
- Alexis Rosa '22—Equestrian
- Valerie Stephan '21—Dance
- Ann Stull '20—Softball
- Alexis Telga '20—Women's Golf
- David Verrett '20—Baseball
- Brooks Vertoske '20—Baseball
- Paige Wagner '21—Women's Golf
- Grace Wolf '22—Women's Soccer
The reign of leading the North Eastern Athletic Conference will end for the Wolves. As of July 1, Keuka College completed the transition and is now a full member of the Empire 8 Conference.