The Hofstra University Department of Athletics held its annual 3.0 Academic Ceremony at halftime of the men’s basketball game versus the College of Charleston on Wednesday, February 25.
The ceremony recognized those student-athletes who achieved a 3.0 GPA or above in the spring and/or fall semesters of 2014. This year Hofstra honored 286 student-athletes and spirit support personnel, which included 21 who earned a perfect 4.0 GPA. During the Fall 2014 semester a record 206 student-athletes earned a 3.0 or better GPA.
Honored for earning a 4.0 grade point average were: Becky Celorio (Women’s Cross Country), Cynthia Cheng (Women’s Golf), Henry Crayton (Men’s Soccer), Daniel Grundei (Men’s Soccer), Matilda Hallett (Field Hockey), Erin Havard (Women’s Soccer), Alan Hetherington (Men’s Cross Country), Lea Hinnen (Women’s Soccer), Katelyn Horan (Field Hockey), Sam Lenox (Women’s Lacrosse), Kristin Mathis (Women’s Cross Country), Jeannine Molleda (Women’s Soccer), Jessica Peslak (Softball), Maria Pettet(Women’s Soccer), Ari Richman (Men’s Tennis), Cody Ruggirello (Wrestling), Stephen Satterthwaite (Men’s Lacrosse), Stella Schoen (Field Hockey), Rachel Simodejka (Softball), Victoria Snak (Women’s Golf) and Megan Tidey (Women’s Cross Country).
Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz, Vice President and Director of Athletics Jeffrey A. Hathaway, Faculty Athletics Representative Michael Barnes, Associate Dean of University AdvisementRachel Peel-Macandrew and Assistant Dean of University Advisement Michelle Spaterella greeted each of the 286 honorees at center court. Also recognized during the ceremony was the women’s tennis team, represented by Director of Tennis Lauren Leo, which posted the highest team grade point average among Hofstra’s 17 athletic programs with a 3.59. Additionally, 10 of Hofstra’s athletic teams compiled a cumulative grade point average above 3.0.
The Hofstra University Department of Athletics would like to thank all teaching faculty, faculty advisors and all university staff who continue to support our student-athletes in their academic endeavors.