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42 Tomcats named to PAC Academic Honor Roll


GREENVILLE, Pa.—A total of 42 Thiel College student-athletes were named to the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll for their performance in the classroom during the fall 2013 semester.

The PAC Academic Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes who attain a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher during their season of competition. A total of 435 student-athletes from the 10 PAC schools were recognized, with Waynesburg leading the way with 73 total recipients.

Waynesburg paced the 10 league schools in fall academic honor roll recognition for the third-straight year with 73 student-athletes honored. The Yellow Jackets were followed by Westminster College (60), Geneva College (55), Washington & Jefferson College (51), Thiel (42), Grove City College (40), Saint Vincent College (36), Bethany College (35), Thomas More College (34) and Chatham University (14).

Women's soccer led the way for the Tomcats with 12 student-athletes honored. Football took second with 11 honorees, while women's cross country took third with five. Men's cross country and women's volleyball each had four awardees, while men's soccer and women's tennis each placed three student-athletes on the list.

The Fall 2013 Thiel honorees include:

Women's Soccer (12)

  • Kelsey Adair - Sr. Early Childhood Education, Ephrata, Pa./Ephrata
  • Taryn Benner - Sr. Communication Studies/Media Communications, Alliance, Ohio/Marlington
  • Morgan Berg - So. Early Childhood Education, Cleveland, Ohio/Rocky River
  • Amanda Cavender - So. Conservation Biology, Warren, Ohio/Howland
  • Jessica Crawford - Sr. Environmental Science, East Palestine, Ohio/East Palestine
  • Kayce Grimm - Sr. Mathematics, Butler, Pa./Karns City
  • Nicole Jeschelnig - Jr. Biology, Madison, Ohio/Madison
  • Danielle Lukaszewicz - So. Biology, Pittsburgh, Pa./Carlynton
  • Ashley McMillen - Fr. Communication Sciences and Disorders, Cheswick, Pa./Deer Lakes
  • Mary Oakey - So. Binary Physics, Baltimore, Md./Mercy
  • Chey Ross - Jr. Communication Science and Disorders, Sigel, Pa./Brookville
  • Emily Skebo - Jr. Early Childhood Education, Hubbard, Ohio/Hubbard

Football (11)

  • Cody Covine - Jr. Criminal Justice, Cambridge Springs, Pa./Maplewood
  • Matt Fedzen - Sr. Business Administration-Management, Pittsburgh, Pa./North Catholic
  • Alexander Horvatits - Fr. Early Childhood Education, Lancaster, N.Y./Saint Mary's
  • Steve Kozuch - So. Biology, Templeton, Pa./West Shamokin
  • Trevor Martin - Fr. Exploratory, Meadville, Pa./Meadville
  • Sean McCarthy - Fr. Binary Engineering, Ellport, Pa./Lincoln
  • Kyle Stover - Fr. Biology, Allegany, N.Y./Allegany-Limestone Central
  • Andrew Smith - Sr. Business Administration Human Resources/Management, Williamsfield, Ohio/Pymatuning Valley
  • Marcus Weatherbee - Fr. Biology, Mantua, Ohio/Crestwood
  • Bryce Whittingham - Sr. Early Childhood Education, Beaver, Pa./Beaver Area
  • Spencer Zeyfang - Fr. Criminal Justice, Erie, Pa./Harbor Creek

Women's Cross Country (5)

  • Stephanie Felix - So. Accounting/Business Administration-Finance, Pittsburgh, Pa./South Park
  • Megan Kidder - So. Actuary Studies, Worthington, Pa./Kitanning
  • Beverly Kozuch - Fr. Biology, Templeton, Pa./West Shamokin
  • Alexis Mowris - Fr. Chemistry, Saegertown, Pa./Saegertown
  • Alexa Sichko - Fr. Biology, Heilwood, Pa./Penns Manor

Men's Cross Country (4)

  • John Clark - Fr. Web Development, Morrisdale, Pa./West Branch
  • Steve Morgan - Jr. Political Science, Raritan, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan Regional
  • Stephen Staats - Fr. History/Sociology, Cleveland, Ohio/Ohio Connections Academy
  • Ryan Thomas - So. Criminal Justice/Philosophy, Phoenix, Ariz./Pinnacle

Women's Volleyball (4)

  • Lenora Boyer - Fr. Biology, Delaware, Ohio/Delaware Christian
  • Danielle Gomula - Fr. Psychology, Northfield, Ohio/Trinity
  • Jennifer Shelley - Fr. Early Childhood Education, Port Allegany, Pa./Port Allegany
  • Leanna Yeager - Sr. English Literature, Poland, Ohio/Poland Seminary

Men's Soccer (3)

  • Francis Ahia - Sr. Political Science, Penn Hills, Pa./Penn Hills
  • Richard Benge - Fr. Media Communications, Mineral Ridge, Ohio/Mineral Ridge
  • Trevor Ridilla - Jr. Binary Engineering, Boswell, Pa./North Star

Women's Tennis (3)

  • Emily Carlton - Fr. Biology, Beloit, Ohio/West Branch
  • Sara Matczak - Fr. Business Administration-Management/Mathematics, Erie, Pa./Fairview
  • Hanna Tegel - Fr. Political Science, Cleveland, Ohio/Westlake

About Thiel College

Thiel College is a private liberal arts institution founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2016 and remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.

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