2013 National Collegiate Academic Honor Roll announced

BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby annually recognizes collegiate rugby student athletes for their excellence in the classroom with the USA Rugby National Collegiate Academic Honor Roll. Since 2011, USA Rugby has acknowledged the hard work on and off of the field by collegiate student athletes with the Honor Roll, including the 121 student athletes named to the 2011-12 Honor Roll.

Ninety student athletes have been recognized during the 2012-13 academic year for being a consistent starter on their college or university’s rugby team, academic standing as a junior or senior and having a cumulative grade point average of 3.7 out of 4.0 or higher.

“On behalf of our USA Rugby collegiate programs of more than 900 teams, Tam Breckenridge, Associate Director of College Rugby, and I congratulate these scholar-athletes on their accomplishments on the field and in the classroom,” USA Rugby Director of College Rugby Rich Cortez said. “The criteria for this award require commitment and determination in both arenas. We wish the honorees continued success in their chosen fields.”

4.0 Cumulative G.P.A.

PlayerClass Standing (Area of Study)School
Jessica ChristyJunior (Nursing)Winona State University
Johnni DideriksenSenior (Economics and Finance)American International College
Stephen FarnhamJunior (Mathematics)Western New England University
Kourtney KavajeczJunior (Nursing)Winona State University
Philip LeeSenior (Electrical Engineering)University of Texas
Thomas NotchickJunior (Electrical Engineering)Western New England University
Joshua TobinJunior (Mathematics)Columbia University
Cameron ZahediJunior (Physics, Mathematics, Economics)University of Georgia

3.7 or higher Cumulative G.P.A.

PlayerClass Standing (Area of Study)School
Brendon AitkenSenior (Exercise Science)Arkansas State University
Maura AllenJunior (Government / Legal Studies)Bowden College
Dustin Attwood-DupontSenior (Economics)Middlebury College
Javier AyoJunior (Pre-Medicine)Florida State University
Andrew BariahtarisJunior (Diplomacy and World Affairs)Occidental College
Jessica BraunsteinSenior (Biology)Lee University
Justin BrickerSenior (Electrical Engineering)Stanford University
Daniel BurczakJunior (Bio-Chemistry)Florida State University
Alexandria CaineSenior (Finance)George Washington University
Colleen CareySenior (Anthropology)University of Colorado
Nicole CasoSenior (Psychology)Fordham University
Althea CavanaughSenior (Neuroscience)Bowdoin College
Kevin CoteJunior PsychologySaint Michael's College
Christine CoxSenior (Psychology)Santa Clara University
Elizabeth DenholmJunior (Art History)Catholic University of America
Rory DillSenior (Accounting)Davenport University
Paul DohertySenior (Government)Georgetown University
Patrick DolanSenior (Criminal Justice)Roger Williams University
Brian DominianniJunior (Applied Mathematics)Harvard University
Matthew DonahueSenior (Physics)Saint Anselm College
Shannon DowdieJunior (Psychology)Stonehill College
Hannah EdwardsSenior (Political Science)University of California
Katie EstepSenior (Biomedical Engineering)University of Virginia
Lucienne FernandezJunior (Classics / Art and Architecture)Brown University
Matthew FettySenior (Business Marketing)Clemson University
Emily FioriniSenior (Communication)University of Albany
Kelley FrankJunior (Civil Engineering)University of Virginia
Amy GadientSenior (Nursing)Winona State University
Allison GatchelJunior (Special Education)University of Wisconsin-Stout
Zanthi GerasimoSenior (Applied Social Science: History, Political Science)University of Wisconsin-Stout
Kristina GiandomenicoJunior (Comparative Literature)Princeton University
John GreenSenior (Biology / History)Gonzaga University
Brendan HanrahanJunior (Social Studies)Harvard University
Tom HaussrerJunior (International Business)Arkansas State University
Jordan HeginbottomSenior (Accounting)University of Wisconsin
Matthew HortenSenior (International Politics)Occidental College
Daniel IbarraSenior (Geological and Environmental Sciences)Stanford University
Mark KassardijianJunior (International Political Economy)Georgetown University
Steven KeithleyJunior (International History)Georgetown University
Jonathan KernesSenior (Math, Physics, Integrated Science)Northwestern University
Justin KielJunior (International Studies)American University
Kate KlosterSenior (Economics)Denison University
Natalie KlotzJunior (Computer Science)Brown University
Eric KnappJunior (Psychology / Religion)University of Mary Washington
Josh KolmanJunior (Aeronautical Engineering)(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Devan KreisbergSenior (English)Princeton University
Bryce LambertJunior (Chemistry / Biochemistry)Wake Forest University
Laura LyonsJunior (Interdisciplinary: Arts and Administration)University of Virginia
Bobby ManfredaSenior (Applied Physics / Chinese)University of Notre Dame
Carlyle MarszalekSenior (Exercise Science)Truman State University
Adam MartinSenior (Mechanical Engineering)Fairmont State University
Laurel MastJunior (Philosophy / Mathematics)Bowdoin College
Michael McGilverySenior (International Economics)Georgetown University
Yale MichaelsSenior (Molecular and Cellular Biology)Harvard University
Benjamin MillerJunior (Kinesiology)University of Massachusetts
Nathan MillsJunior (Fish and Wildlife Sciences)Paul Smith's College
Ryan MitchellSenior (Science Business)University of Notre Dame
Andrew MothSenior (Business Administration)University of Albany
David MysonaJunior (Biomechanical Engineering)University of South Carolina
Thomas NortonSenior (Geology)Middlebury College
Mireille PardonJunior (History)Princeton University
Sean PatersonSenior (Finance)Arkansas State University
Samantha PetersonSenior (Applied Science: Biotechnology)University of Wisconsin-Stout
Christopher RalphsSenior (Political Science / International Studies)American University
Paul RizkSenior (Chemical Engineering / Physics)Lamar University
Victor SadauskasSenior (Pre-Medicine / Science Pre-Professional)University of Notre Dame
Nazanin SalehiSenior (Political Science / Media Studies)University of California
Stephen SheehanSenior (Journalism)University of Florida
Timothy SlaterSenior (Finance and Real Estate)University of Wisconsin
Alexandria SnowJunior (Pre-Medicine)University of Nevada, Reno
Emily SpanglerSenior (Environmental Engineering)University of Colorado
Skylar TalleySenior (Business Administration)University of Texas
Ryan TaylorSenior (Philosophy)American University
Michelle TeoJunior (Mechanical Engineering)Stanford University
Michelle VanderPloegSenior (Education)Brown University
Noah VillalobosSenior (Accounting)University of Texas
Lindsey WieboldSenior (Geography / Peace and Conflict Studies)University of Colorado
Andrew WilsonJunior (Statistics and Economics)Rice University
Ethan WinchellJunior (Engineering Sciences)Harvard University
Megan WingertSenior (Nursing)Winona State University
Michael WysotaJunior (Molecular Biology / Biochemistry)Middlebury College

For further information on collegiate rugby programs, please contact Rich Cortez, USA Rugby Director of College Rugby, at rcortez@usarugby.org.