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Thiel College student-athletes Geraci, Giesey named PAC Scholar-Athletes of the Year


Thiel College student-athletes Geraci, Giesey named PAC Scholar-Athletes of the Year

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Graduate student Andrew Giesey ’20, G’21 and Alex Geraci ’21 were announced as Thiel College’s Presidents’ Athletic Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Year in July.

A native of Garrettsville, Ohio, Geraci was a three-year member and two-year captain of the women’s lacrosse team. Named to the PAC Sportsmanship Team following the 2021 season, she tallied 23 points (17 goals, 6 assists), 42 ground balls, 31 draw controls, and 28 caused turnovers during her career. Geraci was a member of Chi Alpha Sigma, the National College Athlete Honor Society and was recognized as the senior female student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average.

A native of Penn, Pa., Giesey was a five-year member and three-year captain of Thiel’s baseball team. He was an All-PAC Second Team selection in 2018 after recording 43 hits, a .309 batting average and 20 RBIs. He was named to the PAC Sportsmanship Team in 2021 and was a 2020 Academic All-District 4 First Team honoree, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Giesey was also named the PAC Rookie of the Week on April 24, 2017 after hitting .411 with a pair of doubles and three RBIs.

With overwhelming support from conference’s presidents and athletic administrators, the PAC launched its Scholar-Athlete of the Year Banquet in 2014 as another way to recognize the league's student-athletes for their athletic achievements, excellence in the classroom and outstanding efforts in and around their campus and home communities.

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Thiel College is an independent college 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. The College is also home to a Master of Science in speech-language pathology, a Leadership Master of Business Administration and a Management Master of Business Administration. Both master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The speech-language pathology program also has an accelerated 15-month graduate-level program. The M.B.A. program also has a 12-month post-graduate program. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.

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