Felician Pushes D2 ADA Academic Award Total To 32

Felician Pushes D2 ADA Academic Award Total To 32

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Thirty-two Felician University student-athletes have been named winners of the Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) Academic Achievement Awards for 2017-18. The Academic Achievement Award is a program that recognizes accomplishments of student-athletes at the NCAA Division II level.

In order to be recognized with a D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award, recipients must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 or higher, have attended college for at least four semesters, and have been an active member of an intercollegiate athletic team during his/her last academic year. The recipient's athletics director must also be a current dues-paying member of the D2 ADA.

The women's soccer team was the most prolific Felician squad with six honorees, followed by the baseball squad with five. The Golden Falcons bettered their totals of 27 winners in 2016-17 and 26 for the previous year.

Nationally, 10,219 student-athletes from 165 institutions were recognized. Felician's 32 athletes were part of a total of 519 from the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. More information, including a breakdown of winners by conference, is available at www.nacda.com/sports/div2ada/spec-rel/081618aab.html.

Felician's recipients are listed below with GPA and major course of study.


Felician 2017-18 D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award Winners
Name Sport(s) Year Hometown/High School GPA Major(s)
Joe Sartori Men's Soccer SO Wood-Ridge, N.J./Wood-Ridge 3.93  Business Administration
Kojo Yeboah Men's Soccer SR Teaneck, N.J./Teaneck  3.68  Social & Behavioral Sciences
Joanne Arvanitakis Women's Soccer SO Lyndhurst, N.J./Lyndhurst 3.97  Accounting
Giana DiTonto Women's Soccer JR Lyndhurst, N.J./Lyndhurst 3.96  Biology
Dina Ingenito Women's Soccer SR Lyndhurst, N.J./Lyndhurst 3.57  Marketing
Sami Lederle Women's Soccer JR Brick, N.J./Brick Memorial 3.78  Accounting
Amanda Nowak Women's Soccer SR Kolbuszowa, Poland/Lyndhurst [N.J.} 3.83  Accounting
Danielle Stoll Women's Soccer SR Wanaque, N.J./Lakeland Regional 3.67  Criminal Justice
Lauren Mack Women's Volleyball SO Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso 3.65  Elementary Education
Mark Whaley Men's Cross-Country SO Wood-Ridge, N.J./Wood-Ridge 3.94  Computer Science
Jane Burgoyne Women's X-C/T&F SO Glen Rock, N.J./Glen Rock 3.67  Nursing
Valentina Gonzalez Women's Cross-Country SO Wood-Ridge, N.J./Wood-Ridge 3.84  Communications
Kelly Murphy Women's X-C/T&F SR Cinnaminson, N.J./Cinnaminson 3.97  Mathematics Education
Heather Androvich Women's Track & Field SR Carteret, N.J./Carteret 3.56  Nursing
Kristen Keller Women's Track & Field SR Reading, Pa./Schuylkill Valley 3.89  Communications
Treanda Foster Women's Basketball SR Bronx, N.Y./John F. Kennedy 3.56  Biology
Nicole Pimentel Women's Basketball SO Newark, N.J./Science Park 3.78  Biology
Kristin Smith Women's Basketball SO Hainesport, N.J./Rancocas Valley 3.75  Psychology
Chris Bekefi Men's Golf SR Toms River, N.J./Toms River North 3.70  Business Administration
Andrew Capone Men's Golf SR Denville, N.J./Parsippany Hills 3.80  Accounting
Eric Turner Men's Lacrosse SO Rockaway, N.J./Morris Hills 3.69  Business Administration
Dana Randolph-Pryce Women's Lacrosse SO Lawrenceville, N.J./Lawrence 3.60  Social & Behavioral Sciences
Qamar Smith Women's Lacrosse SO Carteret, N.J./Rahway 3.68  Nursing
John-Paul Codelia Baseball SR Brooklyn, N.Y./Xaverian 3.61 Nursing
Brenden Cuni Baseball SR New Rochelle, N.Y./Iona Prep 3.83  Criminal Justice
Matt Diesel Baseball SR Massapequa Park, N.Y./Massapequa 3.71  Accounting
Vic Jamandron Baseball SO Aberdeen, N.J./St. John Vianney 3.69  Business Administration
Rob Naughton Baseball SR Levittown, N.Y./Chaminade 3.89  MBA
Isabella Bradian Softball SO Mount Royal, N.J./Kingsway Regional 3.73  Biology
Ashley Owens Softball SR Lockport, N.Y./Starpoint 3.51  Management
Alexa Raba Softball SO Iselin, N.J./Spotswood 3.90  Pre-Physical Therapy
Jeannette Roldan Softball SR Hesperia, Calif./Oak Hills 3.56  Business Administration