Fall 2013 Scholar-Athletes Honored

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Dean's List students named at State Farm recognition event on Feb. 15

By Staff | February 2014

Fall 2013 Scholar-AthletesVirginia Wesleyan Scholar-Athletes were honored for their academic accomplishments on Saturday, February 15 during a halftime ceremony in the Convocation Center inside 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 2013 semester. Dean's List recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or above, which indicates a careful balance among course work, co-curricular activities, and athletics.

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

On hand for the event was State Farm Agent Jessica Hester.

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 2013 semester are as follows:


Name Major Hometown
George Annunziata '15 Criminal Justice Pawling, NY
David Derenske '16 Business Norfolk, VA
Justin Erby '17 Business Norfolk, VA
Craig Sheridan '16 Criminal Justice Norfolk, VA
Dylan Stoskus '15 Criminal Justice Ashburn, VA

Basketball (Women)

Name Major Hometown
Cassie Conley '15 Comprehensive Liberal Studies New Market, VA
Nancy Kelly '14 Biology Phoenix, MD
Katherine Tassa '14 Criminal Justice Bristow, VA
Kerri-Leanne Taylor '14 English Stockport, England


Name Major Hometown
Rachel Lee '16 English/History Virginia Beach, VA

Cross Country/Track & Field (Women)

Name Major Hometown
Amanda Cabrera-Case '17 Criminal Justice Gloversville, NY
Nicolletta Cuthbert '14 Biology Morrisville, PA
Alexa Higbee '14 Criminal Justice/English Waltham, VT
Rachel Lambert '16 Undeclared Staunton, VA
Emily Latimer '17 Undeclared Portsmouth, VA
Tiffany Lennon '17 Undeclared Virginia Beach, VA
Emma Phillips '15 Comprehensive Liberal Studies Chesapeake, VA
Mary Wade '14 Hispanic Studies/Biology Chesapeake, VA
Autumn Watson '14 Business/Criminal Justice Rocky Mount, VA

Cross Country/Track & Field (Men)

Name Major Hometown
Christopher Coles '15 Biology Norfolk, VA
Keane Dye '15 Biology Richmond, VA
Richard Fowlkes '15 Criminal Justice New Kent, VA
Britton Hipple '16 Biology/Chemistry Colonial Beach, VA
Kyle Kirkbride '16 Accounting Moyock, NC
Trevor Maloney '16 Biology Houston, DE

Field Hockey

Name Major Hometown
Nicolletta Cuthbert '14 Biology Morrisville, PA
Kelly Mullahy '14 Undeclared Royersford, PA
Kirsten Olson '14 Business Springfield, VA
Tanya Puccio '14 Biology Moorpark, CA
Martha Staring '14 Psychology Little Falls, NY
Jordan Stellmacher '15 Psychology Poquoson, VA
Skyler Weaver '15 Business Prince Frederick, MD
Jenny Wilkins '14 Comprehensive Liberal Arts Chesapeake, VA


Name Major Hometown
Nicholas Kovach '17 Undeclared Round Hill, VA
Kevin Wolfe '15 Political Science Chesapeake, VA

Lacrosse (Women's)

Name Major Hometown
Catherine Amasia '14 Psychology Fallston, MD
Aoife Branco '15 Interdivisional Studies Chesapeake, VA
Kaitlyn Dozier '14 Communication/Hispanic Studies Virginia Beach, VA
Rebecca Lazzeri '17 Undeclared Dover, DE
Summer Moore '15 Religious Studies/Social Work Sternsville, MD
Stacey Sank '14 Biology Elma, NY

Soccer (Women's)

Name Major Hometown
Caitlyn Bishop '14 Recreation and Leisure Studies Virginia Beach, VA
Megan Gerhart '17 Biology Landsdale, PA
Samantha Small '16 Communication Walkersville, MD
Rebecca Staylor '15 Communication Virginia Beach, VA
Brittany Wentzel '17 Biology Etters, PA

Soccer (Men's)

Name Major Hometown
Jonathan Burke '14 Hispanic Studies/International Studies Middletown, DE
William Cooke '15 Criminal Justice Hampton, VA
Colby Herrington '17 Biology York, PA
Joshua Kemp '16 Accounting Frisco, TX
Connor Kirkham '15 Communication Centreville, VA
Zachary Landis '17 Earth & Environmental Science York, PA
Tanner Martin '17 Business/German York, PA
Reid Peterson '14 Business Virginia Beach, VA
Jordan Petitt '16 Psychology/Biology Springfield, VA
Joshua Richardson '14 Criminal Justice Hampton, VA
Brandon St. Amour '15 Computer Science/Mathematics Stafford, VA
Jeremy Steinel '16 Undeclared Virginia Beach, VA


Name Major Hometown
Courtney Bogan '16 Psychology Round Hill, VA
Victoria Higginbotham '14 Mathematics Glen Allen, VA
Megan Zahnd '14 Criminal Justice Chesapeake, VA

Tennis (Women's)

Name Major Hometown
Marissa Cifuentes '17 Undeclared Virginia Beach, VA

Tennis (Men's)

Name Major Hometown
Tyler Chang '15 Computer Science Havre de Grace, MD


Name Major Hometown
Tempe Martens '14 Business/Psychology Severna Park, MD