Fall 2012 Scholar-Athletes Honored

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Dean's List students named at State Farm/VWC Scholar-Athlete Recognition event on February 16

By Staff | February 20, 2013

Fall 2012 Scholar-AthletesForty-three Virginia Wesleyan Scholar-Athletes were honored for their academic accomplishments Saturday (Feb. 16) during a halftime ceremony in the Jane P. Batten Student Center.

The Scholar-Athletes recognized were those who are a member of at least one NCAA Division III athletic team at VWC and were named to the Dean's List for the fall 2012 semester. Dean's List is awarded to all students who earn at least a 3.5 GPA. These individuals have shown an extraordinary level of dedication to their academic pursuits as well as their respective teams.

State Farm partnered with Virginia Wesleyan College to sponsor the Scholar-Athlete recognition. State Farm Agents Larry Akers, Tonya Edwards, Rhonda Floasin, Jessica Hester, Joe Query, Milt Rawles, and Paula Rosati made this possible and VWC thanks them for their continued support of Marlin athletics.

State Farm Agent Milt Rawles was on hand for the event.

Recipients were congratulated by VWC faculty representatives and advisors including Virginia Wesleyan President Dr. William T. "Billy" Greer, who commended the students for their remarkable efforts.

Scholar-Athlete Dean's List honorees for the fall 2012 semester are as follows:



Name Major Hometown
George Annunziata '15 Criminal Justice Pawling, NY
Jordan Miller '15 Math Chesapeake, VA

Basketball (Women)

Name Major Hometown
Katherine Tassa '14  Criminal Justice Bristow, VA
Cassie Conley '15 Interdivisional Studies New Market, VA
Nancy Kelly '15 Biology Phoenix, MD
Sarah Seipp '15 Recreation and Leisure Studies Gaithersburg, MD
Kerri-Leanne Taylor '15 English Stockport, England


Name Major Hometown
Chelsea Brock '14  Criminal Justice/ Psychology Newburgh, NY

Cross Country/Track & Field (Women)

Name Major Hometown
Emma Helsel '15 Health & Human Services Marshall, VA
Autumn Watson '13 Business/Criminal Justice Rocky Mount, VA
Alexa Higbee '15 Criminal Justice Waltham, VT
Tanya Puccio '14  Biology Moorpark, CA

Cross Country/Track & Field (Men)

Name Major Hometown
Kyle Kirkbride '16 Business Moyock, NC
Darren Driscoll '14  Interdivisional Studies Haymarket, VA
Keane Dye '15 Biology Richmond, VA
Kyle Chowhan '13 Social Studies Flanders, NJ

Field Hockey

Name Major Hometown
Nicolletta Cuthbert '14  Biology Morrisville, PA
Taylor Lober '14  Comprehensive Liberal Studies Wilmington, DE
Kirsten Olson '14  Business Springfield, VA
Jenny Wilkins '14  Comprehensive Liberal Studies Chesapeake, VA
Jordan Stellmacher '15 Psychology Poquoson, VA
Kelly Mullahy '13 Undeclared Royersford, PA
Tanya Puccio '14  Biology Moorpark, CA


Name Major Hometown
Jeffrey Bazinet '14  Business Norfolk, VA
Troy Katzer '15 Criminal Justice Bay City, TX
Kevin Wolfe '15 Undecided Chesapeake, VA

Lacrosse (Men)

Name Major Hometown
Joseph Zirpolo '14  Math Suffolk, VA
Devynn Kelly '15 Criminal Justice/Sociology Harwood, MD
Evan Bell '13 Criminal Justice Warrenton, VA
Michael Conners '13 English Horsehead, NY

Soccer (Women)

Name Major Hometown
Angelique Fretwell-Horowitz '14    Recreation & Leisure Studies Bushkill, PA
Marta Deptula '15 Computer Science/Art Haskell, NJ
Christina Fernandes '13 Business Tinton Falls, NJ
Allison Jaimes '13 Comprehensive Liberal Studies El Dorado Hills, CA

Soccer (Men)

Name Major Hometown
Connor Kirkham '16 Undecided Centreville, VA
Austin VonVille '16 Chemistry Columbus, OH
Brian Cornell '14  Environmental Studies Front Royal, VA
Jonathan Burke '15 Hispanic Studies/International Studies Middletown, DE
Philip Smith '15 Criminal Justice/ Business Frederickburg, VA


Name Major Hometown
Taylor Galvin '16 Art Virginia Beach, VA
Kelly Keys '13 Business Manassas, VA

Tennis (Men)

Name Major Hometown
Andrew Tomaczyk '16 Business Chesterfield, VA


Name Major Hometown
Marin Crowder '16 Business Charlottesville, VA
Kala Guy '13 Religious Studies/ Rec. and Leisure Fisherville, VA