NEW CASTLE, Del. - - Now in its 12th year of existence, the Wilmington University athletics department welcomed its honorees for an online program to announce 112 student-athletes earned the distinction of Academic All-Star for its annual Athletics Academic All-Star program.
The night is typically held on campus with student-athletes and parents in attendance to accept the awards, given to student-athletes who carry a minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA. Despite the 2020-21 academic school year being historically different for many across the world, the Wilmington University student-athletes still put the work in in the classroom to receive the awards.
The online program began with an introduction from Director of Athletics Dr. Stefanie Whitby before she started announcing the award recipients. Faculty Athletic Representative Dr. Matthew Wilson shared words of enthusiasm and his thoughts on the past year before the rest of the award recipients were announced. Associate Director of Athletics Erin Harvey then announced a total of 35 student-athletes a part of the 2021 class of the Chi Alpha Sigma Student-Athlete Honor Society.
Wilmington, the second university in the state of Delaware to hold Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society status, recognized one individual that became a third-year honoree of the academic honor society, 17 individuals that became second-year honorees, and inducted 17 more outstanding individuals into the 2021 class.
In order to be inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society, a student-athlete must carry a 3.50 or greater cumulative GPA and be of junior academic status at the beginning of their fifth semester.
Chi Alpha Sigma's purpose is to: encourage and reward high academic scholarship of college athletes at four-year accredited colleges and universities; to recognize outstanding academic achievement by intercollegiate varsity letter winners; to encourage good citizenship, moral character, and friendship among the high academic achievers in college athletics, to recognize and honor the individual athlete, his/her team, sport, athletic department, and college or university; and to mentor and to provide leadership to other athletes.
2021 Wilmington University Athletics Academic All-Stars
Baseball: Richard Albrecht, Justin Brooks, Tyler Campbell, Xander Emberger, Dominic Fiorentino, Shawn Haut, Alex Hinton
Men's Basketball: Caleb Matthews, Danny Walsh
Women's Basketball: Rhoda Agyemang, Emily Ansah, Kiara Eubanks, Jade Roberts
Women's Bowling: Rachel Hirst, KC Miller, CC Riojas, Malia Stout
Cheerleading: Katie Deisem, Stephanie Frank, Kaitlynn Gilbert, Haylie Klose, Alyssa Mellace, Gabby Noschese, Samantha Novoa, Piper Schuller
Cross Country: Logan Strouse, Daniel Wyshinski, Alexa Crowell, Allyson Kelly, Yailynn Ramirez
Golf: Tyler Cleaves, Alu Ladak, Jan Lekes, Nathan Potts, Matthew Pulgini
Men's Lacrosse: Cole Bauer, Keeshawn Bell, Noah Brock, James Colligan, Mason Duhon, Colin Finn, Noah Given, Colyn Lyons, TJ Maiura, Jake Mollohan, Zach Pancake, Jared Pheasant, Logan Stinson, Austin Wood
Women's Lacrosse: Maris Allen, Jenna Banks, Lauren Gresham, Tori Grubowski, Alexis Miller, Marisa Swanson, Katie Vindigni
Men's Soccer: Jackson Brandwene, Shawn Genus, Greg Melvin, Victor Molina, Konstantinos Parisis, Reinoud van Eijk, Hakim Williams
Women's Soccer: Samantha Bennett, Viviana Caamano, Samantha Emmi, Amaiya Giddings, Kailey Hyland, Alexis Johnson, Kasie Lambert, Krysta Memis, Emily Navarrette, Siearra Stichler, Jalah Turner, Yazmyne Valencia, Julia Yuhase
Softball: Alexandra Ballester, Alicia Bruce, Kiersten Comer, Annie Davila, Haley Downin, Danielle Hess, Lauren Lopez, Arianna Millan, Sara Miller, Renamarie Rocha, Savannah Stone, Alyssa Velasquez
Women's Tennis: Begona Gomar, Valentina Ivankovic, Larize Nel, Mallory Nolte, Jessica Purdy
Track and Field: Mitchell Coll, Matthew Hibbert, James Keenan, Joshua Varghese, Logan Strouse, Daniel Wyshinski, Vivianna Caamano, Krysta Memis, Lina Boussif, Jonna Maddox, Grace Slate, Alexa Crowell, Allyson Kelly, Yailynn Ramirez
Volleyball: J'ernai Argilagos, Sydney Barrett, Mandy Behiels, Katelyn Bushong, Elly Collins, Jessica Connelly, Dorie Moore, Grace Morton, Riane Nickerson, Angel Oliver, Caroline Wise
2021 Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society:
First Year Inductees: Justin Brooks, Dominic Fiorentino, Danny Walsh, Colin Finn, TJ Maiura, Zach Pancake, Austin Wood, Jackson Brandwene, Alexandra Ballester, Haley Downin, Jessica Purdy, Grace Morton, Angel Oliver, Emily Ansah, Kiara Eubanks, Tori Grubowski, Lina Boussif
Second Year Honorees: Tyler Campbell, Rachel Hirst, Colyn Lyons, Greg Melvin, Hakim Williams, Lauren Lopez, Alyssa Velasquez, Mallory Nolte, Mandy Behiels, Rhoda Agyemang, Maris Allen, Alexus Miller, Alexis Johnson, Kasie Lambert, Krysta Memis, Jonna Maddox, Alexa Crowell
Third Year Honoree: Annie Davila