2014-15 USA Rugby National Collegiate Academic Honor Roll announced

BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby annually recognizes collegiate scholar-athletes who demonstrate a commitment to academic and athletic excellence. This national distinction is shared by more than 200 rugby student-athletes for the 2014-15 academic year. Since 2011, more than 1,000 college rugby players have been so recognized.

Candidates have met or exceeded the program criteria, which includes being a consistent starter on his/her intercollegiate rugby team and posting a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 (on scale of 4.0) or higher.

“On behalf of our USA Rugby collegiate programs of more than 900 teams, Tam Breckenridge, associate collegiate director, and I congratulate these scholar-athletes on their accomplishments on the field and in the classroom,” USA Rugby Collegiate Director 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.”

3.90 or Higher Cumulative Grade Point Average

First NameLast NameClassPositionInstitutionMajor/Minor
AlexAlbaSophomoreLockUniversity of UtahUndeclared
RachelAllenJuniorCenterSyracuse UniversityHealth and Exercise Science / Coaching
GlennAndersonSeniorPropBabson CollegeBusiness
DonaldAngeliniSophomoreFlankerGeorgetown UniversityFinance; Operations and Information Management
ThaisArjoJuniorPropUniversity of CaliforniaHistory
TimothyAshSeniorFull backIowa State UniversitySupply Chain Management, MIS International Business/Spanish, French
EmilyAthanas-LindenSeniorFly halfBowdoin CollegeHistory / French
VinitaAtkinsJuniorLockBabson CollegeBusiness Analytics / Marketing
MicaelaBacaSeniorFlankerU.S. Coast Guard AcademyOperations Research and Computer Analysis
ElizabethBakerSophomoreWingColorado CollegeAnthropology
AlexandraBallesterosSeniorLockStanford UniversityInternational Relations / Iberian and Latin-American Cultures
ElizabethBazlukeJuniorPropSyracuse UniversityBiology
ZacharyBergerSeniorWingHarvard UniversityEconomics
ErikaBerglundSophomoreCenterColorado CollegeEnvironmental Science: Integrated
NicholasBernsteinSeniorCenterColorado CollegeNeuroscience
AndrewBersonSeniorPropDartmouth CollegeEngineering Sciences
HaileyBilitierJuniorFly halfSyracuse UniversitySport Management
AxelBjerkeSeniorScrum halfColorado CollegeEconomics
GeorgiaBolducSophomoreWingBowdoin CollegeEarth & Ocean Science/Government, Legal Studies
LukeBolembachJuniorFly halfUniversity of South CarolinaBusiness Economics/Management Science
GretchenBradleySeniorScrum halfMarist CollegeEnvironmental Science / Spanish
ConorBradySophomoreLockSt. Louis UniversityBiology / History
JackBraunJuniorFlankerDartmouth CollegeHistory
DahltonBrownSeniorPropStanford UniversityNative American Studies
KallieBrownJuniorLockSaint Michael’s CollegeElementary Education / Gender Studies
AlexandraBrownSophomoreLockUniversity of CaliforniaChemistry
RobertBusbeeSeniorHookerUniversity of South CarolinaSport & Entertainment Management
MariaCaid-LoosJuniorFull backU.S. Military AcademyChemical Engineering
RyanCalhounJuniorFlankerMichigan State UniversityKinesiology / Health Promotions
ThomasCallaghanJuniorLockLoyola University-MarylandAccounting
FelixCaninoSeniorHookerBabson CollegeBusiness
KimberlyCappJuniorWingU.S. Coast Guard AcademyCivil Engineering
SamanthaCarasSeniorPropBowdoin CollegeAnthropology; Gender & Women’s Studies / Spanish
CormacCarrSenorHookerGeorgetown UniversityHistory / Environmental Science
VanessaChampagneSeniorNo. EightNorwich UniversityBiology
ValerieChenSophomoreFull backStanford UniversityBioengineering
CaitlinChinSophomoreScrum halfUniversity of MarylandGovernment & Politics / Spanish
SimbarasheChiraraJuniorFlankerWestern Michigan UniversityFinance / Business
PeterCohenSeniorFlankerGeorgetown UniversityGovernment / Economics, Business Administration
OliviaColsonJuniorFlankerUniversity of North CarolinaEconomics / Geography
ShannonConroySeniorWingSaint Michael’s CollegeChemistry / Physics
DanaCorcoranJuniorFlankerUniversity of South CarolinaBusiness Economics / Management Science
BrendanCroninSeniorCenterDartmouth CollegeNeuroscience
AdriannaCzerlonkoSeniorLockWestern Illinois UniversityForensic Chemistry, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration
NicoleDavisJuniorWingUniversity of North CarolinaAnthropology; Peace, War & Defense / Geography
Briande LunaJuniorWingHarvard UniversityStatistics
NathanielDeMeoSeniorFull backSaint Louis UniversityFinance
TeresaDiTommasoSophomoreCenterSaint Michael’s CollegePsychology / Philosophy
KevinDombroskiSeniorCenterSaint Joseph’s UniversityAccounting / Financial Planning
AndrewDuffyJuniorCenterHarvard UniversityPsychology / Economics
LauraEdmondsonSophomoreWingTexas Christian UniversityEnglish / Film, TV and Digital Media
SarahEdwardsJuniorNo. EightSiena CollegePolitical Science / Pre-Law
AndrewEshlemanSophomoreHookerColorado CollegeSpanish: Hispanic Studies
DavidEvansSeniorPropU.S. Military AcademyInterdisciplinary Science
JamesEverhartJuniorPropAmerican International CollegeBusiness / Communications
AileenFaganJuniorLockU.S. Coast Guard AcademyMarine and Environmental Sciences
MariaFaiaSeniorWingMontclair State UniversityFamily & Child Studies, Family Services / Public Health
NicholasFehrmanJuniorPropUniversity of MichiganIndustrial and Operation Engineering / Business
DeshelFergusonJuniorWingLife UniversityBusiness Administration
BaileyFinocchioSophomorePropProvidence CollegeManagement / Spanish
JarrodFordJuniorLockBabson CollegeBusiness
MeganFosterSeniorFly halfChico State UniversityAnthropology / Spanish, Criminal Justice
ErinGallagherSeniorFlankerWest Chester UniversityPsychology / Exercise Science
ArielleGanttSeniorPropWest Chester UniversityHealth and Physical Education
KaraGarzonSeniorPropWest Chester UniversityHistory / Teacher Certification
WilliamGaulSophomoreCenterUniversity of TexasMathematics / Business
CameronGillespieSeniorPropDuke UniversityMechanical Engineering / Aerospace Certificate
TylerGlaszSeniorPropU.S. Military AcademyCivil Engineering
JenniferGodboutSeniorFull backColgate UniversityGeology
KathleenGouldSeniorHookerVassar CollegeSociology / Hispanic Studies
MiguelGuevaraSophomoreFlankerDuke UniversityHistory, Political Science
PaulGunterSeniorScrum halfSaint Joseph’s UniversityPsychology / Experimental Psychology
DanielleGutierrezSeniorCenterMontclair State UniversityLinguistics / Cog Sci; Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology
TimothyHamillJuniorFull backUniversity of South CarolinaManagement Science / Sport & Entertainment Management
ChenHanSophomoreCenterGeorgetown UniversityChemistry / Mathematics
KentaHasuiSeniorCenterVassar CollegeComputer Science
JacobHavilandJuniorLockMichigan State UniversitySupply Chain Management / Business
AshleyHellbergSeniorFlankerMarist CollegeCommunications / Political Science
VictoriaHellwigJuniorWingSaint Michael’s CollegeEnvironmental Studies
AlessandraHerbst de CortinaSeniorFlankerStanford UniversityHuman Biology
NayaHermanJuniorCenterColorado CollegeFeminist and Gender Studies
MitchellHokansonJuniorPropStanford UniversityPolitical Science
AlexHolderbaumSeniorCenterSusquehanna UnivAccounting
RoryHoughton-BerryJuniorNo. EightStanford UniversityHistory
JohnHydeSeniorPropDuke UniversityHistory
MikaIchiki-WelchesJuniorWingBabson CollegeElectrical and Computer Engineering
NathanIhrigJuniorLockIowa State UniversityMechanical Engineering
AdamJaromilekSeniorFlankerBabson CollegeBusiness
JohnJeffersJuniorFull backHarvard UniversityHuman Development & Regenerative Biology
NicholasJohnsonSophomoreLockVassar CollegeEconomics
LucasJosephSophomoreHookerUniversity of Notre DameFinance
ConorJoyceSeniorCenterBabson CollegeBusiness
KourtneyKavajeczSeniorLockWinona State UniversityNursing / Spanish
JuliaKelleySeniorFlankerColorado CollegePhilosophy
BrendanKellySophomoreScrum halfUniversity of MassachusettsComputer Science / Physics
AliceKimSophomoreCenterBowdoin CollegeComputer Science and Mathematics / French
JeremyKimSeniorHookerStanford UniversityElectrical Engineering
EmilyKingJuniorScrum halfBowdoin CollegeBiochemistry / Spanish
GwendolynKinsmanJuniorWingUniversity of Wisconsin-StoutApplied Math & Computer Science / Mathematics Education
CharlotteKleimanSeniorWingBowdoin CollegeMathematics/Teaching
AllisonKnutsonSophomoreFlankerUniversity of Wisconsin-StoutCriminal Justice & Rehabilitation / Psychology, Sociology
KatherineKroeningSeniorScrum halfUniversity of Wisconsin-StoutEngineering Tech-Mechanical Design / Business Administration
NicholasLaCollaSeniorLockSaint Bonaventure UniversityFinance / Economics, Accounting
CearaLaffertySophomoreLockUniversity of CaliforniaMedia Studies / Gender and Women’s Studies and Human Rights
ChristineLeonardJuniorLockUniversity of Wisconsin-StoutProfessional Communications and Emerging Media / Digital Humanities
JacobLevineSeniorScrum halfDartmouth CollegeSpanish
KatherineLeydenSeniorLockProvidence CollegeMarketing / Economics
LizzieLinSeniorPropBabson CollegeTechnology, Entrepreneurship and Design
MelindaLinSeniorPropSanta Clara UniversityPsychology / Urban Education
BrianLizotteSophomoreFlankerAmerican International CollegeManagement
JohnLoreeSeniorLockVassar CollegePhysics
KatherineLuttonJuniorNo. EightUniversity of North CarolinaEconomics, Geography / Philosophy, Politics and Economics
MollyMaliskaSophomoreLockSaint Michael’s CollegeChemistry
RobertMaloneyJuniorFlankerStony Brook UniversityMathematics / Education
EmmaMarshallSeniorPropColorado CollegeEnvironmental Science: Integrated
GeoffreyMatthesSeniorPropVassar CollegeBiochemistry / Mathematics
DavidMatthewsJuniorPropHarvard UniversityEconomics
MonicaMcClureSeniorPropSant Michael’s CollegeAmerican Studies / History
DanielleMcDonaldSophomoreWingStanford UniversityScience, Technology, and Society
ToryMcKnightSeniorFull backProvidence CollegeBiology
EstherMeltonSophomoreScrum halfStanford UniversityHuman Biology / Africa, African-American Studies
FionaMeyer-TeruelJuniorHookerStanford UniversityMechanical Engineering
GraceMontesanoSophomoreLockColorado CollegePolitical Science
MackenzieMoodyJuniorWingUniversity of CaliforniaPhysics, Astrophysics
AllysonMooreSeniorPropColorado CollegeEnvironmental Science: Integrated
SydneyMossJuniorWingUniversity of CaliforniaGeography, Physical Anthropology
JesseMyhillSeniorWingVassar CollegeChemistry
JustinNamJuniorFlankerVassar CollegeInternational Studies
CameronOgden-FungSophomoreFlankerBowdoin CollegeEnvironmental Studies: Earth & Ocean Science / Chinese
RobynOliveriJuniorFly halfUniversity of South FloridaMarketing / Leadership Studies
MeredithOuttersonSophomoreLockBowdoin CollegeEnvironmental Studies, Government and Legal Studies / Visual Arts
IvettePalaJuniorHookerBowdoin CollegeEconomics, Russian
LaurenPedersonJuniorPropNorth Carolina State UniversitySport Management / Business Admininstration and Non-Profit Studies
NickPerkinsJuniorLockStanford UniversityChemical Engineering
KatiePetrySeniorLockUniversity of North CarolinaAmerican Indian & Indigenous Studies, Psychology / Education
AnnaPiottiJuniorFlankerBowdoin CollegeGerman / Teaching
AlexaPizzutaSeniorScrum halfMontclair State UniversityFamily and Child Studies / Family Services
MarissaPoppJuniorFlankerUniversity of Wisconsin-StoutApp Sci-Interdisciplinary / Pre-OT, Human Physio, Business Admin
TimothyPorterSeniorLockUniversity of MassachusettsOperations and Informations Management/Resource Economics
AveryPotterSeniorFlankerColorado CollegeGeology
RowanPrownSophomoreFlankerUniversity of South CarolinaBiological Sciences / Marine Sciences
ChristopherPullenSeniorNo. EightUniversity of South CarolinaExercise Science
JacquelynQuillingSeniorCenterUniversity of Wisconsin-StoutEarly Childhood Education
GrahamQuisenberrySeniorFull backBabson CollegeBusiness
MirelleRazaJuniorFly halfSanta Clara UniversitySociology; Women’s and Gender Studies
JarytReedSophomoreCenterGeorgetown UniversityPolitical Economy, Psychology
KellyReillySeniorFlankerColorado CollegeEnvironmental Policy
DenisRezendesSeniorLockBabson CollegeBusiness
NicoleRichardsonSeniorFly halfStanford UniversityAtmosphere and Energy
ZachRippeJuniorNo. EightVassar CollegeMedia Studies
PrestonRiseSophomorePropGeorgetown UniversityPolitical Economy / Business Administration
KathleenRocheJuniorFly halfNorth Carolina State UniversityZoology / Wildlife Science
EllenRodowskySeniorWingColgate UniversityPsychology / Spanish
TobyRoperSophomoreScrum halfHarvard UniversitySocial Studies
JonathanRossiniSeniorPropUniversity of MassachusettsCivil Engineering
SamanthaRoynestadSeniorFly halfMontclair State UniversityNutrition, Dietetics / Dance
SophiaRutkinSeniorLockVassar CollegeHistory
EliseSakoSeniorPropU.S. Coast Guard AcademyElectrical Engineering
PeterSavaraseSeniorHookerDartmouth CollegeLatina American and Caribbean Studies / Public Policy
SheaSavariaSeniorFull backCollege of CharlestonPolitical Science / Latin American and Caribbean Studies
MariaSchweizerhofSeniorFlankerWest Chester UniversityPre-Physical Therapy / Nutrition
JohnathanShanklinJuniorWingUniversity of LouisvilleChemistry / Biology
SallyShatfordSeniorFlankerColorado CollegeGeology
StephenSheehanGrad StudentNo. EightUniversity of FloridaSport Management
JohnSheehySeniorScrum halfVassar CollegePolitical Science / Film
AnthonyShiguangoJuniorFull backMichigan State UniversityFinance / Business
ZacharySilvermanSophomoreFlankerSt. Edward’s UniversityDigital Media Management
MargaretSlatterySeniorNo. EightVassar CollegeScience Technology and Society
CarolineSmithSophomoreScrum halfSaint Michael’s CollegePsychology
RichardSmolenJuniorWingUniversity of South CarolinaAccounting / Chemistry
LukeSoltisJuniorPropSusquehanna UniversityBusiness Administration, Spanish
DylanSondermannSeniorFull backColorado CollegeEnvironmental Science: Integrated
PhilipStetzerSophomoreLockSaint Louis UniversitySports Business
JohnSullivanSeniorCenterSaint Bonaventure UniversityAccounting
HannahTildenJuniorLockColorado CollegeAnthropology
KatharineTookeJuniorWingSaint Michael’s CollegeChemistry
IsaacValdezSeniorNo. EightColorado School of MinesComputer Science / Electrical Engineering
RyanVayoSeniorScrum halfBabson CollegeBusiness
DrewVecchioSeniorLockUniversity of MichiganB.S.E Chemical Engineering (Magna Cum Laude) / Mathematics
MartnVincentelliJuniorWingColorado School of MinesMechanical Engineering
AbbyVogelSophomorePropUniversity of CaliforniaStatistics / Geospatial Information Science and Technology
Emilyvon der HeydeJuniorHookerProvidence CollegeElementary/Special Education / Spanish
AlexVoynowSeniorHookerVassar CollegeGeography
ThuanVuSeniorScrum halfSaint Louis UniversityBiochemistry
KatherinVuongJuniorFlankerStanford UniversityBiology
TaylorWaandersSeniorCenterDuke UniversityBiomedical Engineering / Chemistry
KatherineWalstonSeniorFly halfWest Chester UniversityBiology: Ecology / Environmental Health
SarahWeissJuniorScrum halfUniversity of VermontBiology / Anthropology with Global Health Focus
JosephWhalenJuniorFlankerMichigan State UniversitySupply Chain Management / Sustainability
EmiliaWhitmerJuniorCenterColorado CollegeFilm and New Media
CatherineWigdorSeniorWingMarist CollegeCriminal Justice / Psychology
SarahWilsonSophomorePropBowdoin CollegeNeuroscience / Education Studies
LeeWinklerSophomorePropGeorge Washington UniversityPolitical Science / Philosophy
MichaelWopinskiSeniorPropDartmouth CollegeRussian Area Studies / Economics
JosephWortmanSeniorFlankerTexas State UniversityBiochemistry / Biology
ClaytonWynnSeniorScrum halfCoastal Carolina UnivElementary Education
LeighYakubowskiSeniorFlankerVassar CollegeSociology / Education
CarsonYoumanSophomoreFly halfUniversity of TexasManagement Information Systems