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34 USciences Athletes Honored by D2ADA for Academic Achievements

34 USciences Athletes Honored by D2ADA for Academic Achievements

34 USciences Athletes Honored for Academic Achievements by D2ADA

D2ADA Release 

CLEVELAND –  34 University of the Sciences athletes, 12 more than a year ago, from eight different teams have been honored as recipients of the Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) Academic Achievement Award. 

The Academic Achievement Awards is a program that recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the Division II level. In order to be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must have attended a minimum of two years (four semesters) of college level work, have been an active member of an intercollegiate team during his/her last academic year, and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.  

Notably, Daniel Pineda and Thedore Dezzi of baseball, Michael Fox of men's basketball, Laura Trisch and Colleen Walsh of women's basketball, Samantha Frear and Sara Skoritowski of women's cross country, Ashley Lewis and Evangelina Olivera of softball, and Megan Neff of women's volleyball all were honored for the second year in a row.


D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award Recipients



Daniel Pineda

Adam Reed

Thomas Gallagher

Theodore Dezzi

Nicholas Amicon

Paul Vento


Men's Basketball

Michael Fox

Brandon Hathaway


Women's Basketball

Laura Trisch

Marissa Sylvester

Sarah Abbonizio

Alyx McKiernan

Micah Morgan

Colleen Walsh


Women's Cross Country

Emily Brand

Delaney Booth

Samantha Frear

Sara Skoritowski

Regan Asay


Men's Tennis

Borna Novak

Evan Halperin

Nathan Nguyen


Women's Tennis

Abbygail Gamarnik

Elkanah Linder



Brittany Rickard

Ashley Lewis

Evangelina Olivera

Emily Harris

Kaitlyn Gaynor


Women's Volleyball

Brooke Witmer
Rachel Isackman

Dakota Raymond

Cassandra Moy

Meghan Neff