Six Christendom College basketball athletes were nominated for the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National All-Academic Team, which requires a minimum of a 3.5 GPA. In addition, three student-athletes are ranked in the top 15 of points per game scorers.
Seniors Emily Baldwin, Jane Kokes, and Brian Fox, along with Sophomores Klarissa Blank, Christian Kopeck, and Jon Fioramonti made the All Academic Team.
“These students exemplified the goal of the Christendom athletic experience, that of enabling true student-athletes—individuals who strive for excellence in the classroom and on the court,” Athletic Director Chris Vander Woude says. “These men and women give us a great example of what is possible in showing that the pursuit of excellence can be applied both in academics and athletics and we are proud to call them Crusaders.”
Sophomores Mary Barbale and Morgan Kavanagh finished in the top 15 of points per game scorers. Barbale finished in the top 20 in assists and rebounds, as well. Freshman Joe Walsh was also ranked in the top 15 of points per game scorers.
The Crusader athletic program offers varsity-level soccer (for men and women), basketball (for men and women), baseball (for men), rugby (for men), and volleyball (for women). The program also boasts a popular intramural program, in which over 40% of the student body regularly participates.
The USCAA is a national organization that exists to provide quality athletic competition on a regional and national level. The USCAA focuses specifically on smaller institutions of higher learning and their student athletes. For more information, visit theuscaa.com.