Big East All-Academic Team Announced


By Chuck Sullivan for WVUsports.com
July 27, 2012 12:38 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Big East Conference has announced the names of more than 3,300 student-athletes who have been selected to the 2011-12 Big East All-Academic Team.

Nominations for the All-Academic Team are submitted by each of the Big East’s 16 member institutions. To be eligible for the honor, a nominee must have competed in a Big East-sponsored sport, attained a minimum grade-point average of 3.00 for the preceding academic year, and completed a minimum of two consecutive semesters or three consecutive quarters of academic work, with a total of 18 semester or 27 quarter credits, not including remedial courses.

The nominations are reviewed and approved by the Big East Academic Affairs Committee. There are 3,370 honorees for the 2012 academic year, an increase of 134 student-athletes from the 3,236 named for the 2010-11 season.

WVU’s BIG EAST Academic All-Stars are as follows:

Baseball: Ryan Bennett, Daniel DiBartolomeo, Daniel Dierdorff, Alan Filauro, Matt Frazer, Jared Hill, Eric Hinkle, Pen Nakazato, Max Nogay, Chris Rasky and Ryan Tezak.

Men’s Basketball: Gary Browne, Pat Forsythe, Jabarie Hinds, Kevin Jones, Keaton Miles and Kevin Noreen.

Men’s Soccer: Nick Breitsameter, Zack Claudio, Matt Drake, Chris Drisko, Pat Eavenson, Paul Ehrenworth, Uwem Etuk, Ruben Garrido, Ryan Morris, Nick Raskasky, Gerado Sanchez, Eric Schoenle, Craig Stephens and Yale Tiley.

Men’s Swimming and Diving: Joseph AbuRahma, Joseph Bailey, Brandon Carr, Jacob Kudrna, Liam McLaughlin, Miles Molinaro, Peter Murto, David Palley and Jake Querciagrossa.

Women’s Basketball: Akilah Bethel, Natalie Burton, Averee Fields, Brooke Hampton, Jess Harlee, Taylor Palmer and Linda Stepney.

Women’s Cross Country: Jordan Hamric, Chelsea Jarvis, Stephanie Aldea, Sarah-Anne Brault, Stephanie Caruso, Kaylyn Christopher, Kaitlyn Gillespie, Kathryn Harrison, Ahna Lewis, Lydia Martinelli, Sarah Martinelli, Aubrey Moskal, Lauren Moskal, Jessica O’Connell, Allison Pettit, Hallie Portner and Letitia Propst.

Women’s Rowing: Sarah Cartwright, Mallory Fisher, Shannon Gribbons, Jessica Hurlbert, Jessica Kelly, Rebecca Knecht, Kelly Kramer, Morgan Leach, Jeannine McCarty, Hilary Meale, Rachelle Purych, Danika Rencken, Mollie Rosen, Courtney Schrand, Ellen Shular, Karen Verwey and Danielle Widecrantz.

Women’s Soccer: Andrea Barklage, Kara Blosser, Erin Brown, Whitney Cavender, Ali Connelly, Chelsea Corroto, Jess Crowder, Nicolette DeLaurentis, Sara Keane, Kathryn Lenz, Meghan Lewis, Sami Molina, Katie Osterman, Ashley Ramsey, Bri Rodriguez, Kate Schwindel, Frances Silva and Caroline Szwed.

Women’s Swimming and Diving: Eva Burlingham, Austen Carrington, Hayley Kidd, Breanna McCann, Julie Ogden, Kelsey Palis, Danielle Redman, Jennifer Rey, Meredith Rogers, Heidi Schultz, Sloan Storie, Jaryn Studer, Haily VandePoel, Nikki Vetterlein and Janelle Zee.

Women’s Tennis: Jade Allen, Veronica Cardenas, Ikttesh Chahal, Mary Chupa, Emily Mathis and Catherine Wickline.

Women’s Track & Field: Heather Adams, Jenna Barreto, Rachel Buser, Josie Crouch, Sydney Cummings, Shannen Daly, Kiley Defibaugh, Chelsea Carrier-Eades, Arielle Gaither, Gabrielle Harrington, Alex Klauke, Karissa Knabenshue, Carrie Long, Amber McCloskey, Kristen McWhorter, Terina Miller, Meghan Mock, Kimberly Mulvin, Alanna Pritts, Brittney Thomas, Chen? Townsend, Allison Tyree, Katelyn Williams, Kelly Williams and Brittany Wolford.

Women’s Volleyball: Arielle Allen, Liz Gulick, Halle Kearney, Stephanie Mock, Abigail Monson, Karly Rasmussen and Serinna Russo.



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