Spring 2013 Scholar-Athletes Honored

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Dean's List students named at State Farm/VWC Scholar-Athlete Recognition event on Dec. 1

By Staff | December, 2013

Spring 2013 Scholar-AthletesVirginia Wesleyan Scholar-Athletes were honored for their academic accomplishments on Sunday, December 1 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 spring 2013 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 is Agency Field Executive Tim Westerman 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 spring 2013 semester are as follows:


Name Major Hometown
George Annunziata '15 Criminal Justice Pawling, NY

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
Symonne Newsome '14 Business Reistertown, MD
Kerri-Leanne Taylor '15 English Stockport, England


Name Major Hometown
Rachel Lee '15 English/History Virginia Beach, VA
Shannon Palmer '13 Health and Human Services Fairfeild, CT

Cross Country/Track & Field (Women)

Name Major Hometown
Michele Bryceland '13 Health & Human Services Virginia Beach, VA
Autumn Watson '14 Business/Hispanic Studies Rocky Mount, VA
Alexa Higbee '15 Criminal Justice Waltham, VT
Tanya Puccio '14  Biology Moorpark, CA
Mary Wade '15 Biology/Hispanic Studies Chesapeake, VA

Cross Country/Track & Field (Men)

Name Major Hometown
Kyle Kirkbride '16 Business Moyock, NC
Darren Driscoll '14 Interdivisional Studies Haymarket, VA
Keane Dye '16 Biology Richmond, VA
Kyle Chowhan '13 Social Studies Flanders, NJ
Hunter Melius '15 Biology/Chemistry Shakopee, MN
Andrew Werner '16 Earth and Environmental Science Chesapeake, VA

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 Psychology Royersford, PA
Tanya Puccio '14  Biology Moorpark, CA

Lacrosse (Women)

Name Major Hometown
Amari Agee '14 Psychology/Communications Mason, OH
Catherine Amasia '14 Psychology Fallston, MD
Aoife Branco '15 Interdivisional Studies Chesapeake, VA
Candace Carey '15 Biology/Art Charlottesville, VA
Tianna Garland  '16 Business/Political Science Norfolk, VA
Kelly Jacobson '14 Biology/Earth and Environmental Science Nokesville, VA
Summer Moore '15 Religious Studies/Social Work Stevensville, MD
Kaitlyn Salyers '13 Criminal Justice/Sociology Saverna Park, MD
Stacey Sank '14 Biology/Chemistry Elma, NY

Lacrosse (Men)

Name Major Hometown
Evan Bell '13 Criminal Justice Warrenton, VA
Michael Conners '13 English Horsehead, NY

Soccer (Women)

Name Major Hometown
Caitlyn Bishop '14 Recreation & Leisure Studies Virginia Beach, VA
Kristen Cherry '16 Business Raleigh, NC
Angelique Fretwell-Horowitz '14    Recreation & Leisure Studies Bushkill, PA
Melinda Myers '15 Interdivisional Studies Wading River, NY
Jenna Riegel '13 Interdivisional Studies Wyomissing, PA
Emily Sheridan '14 Interdivisional Studies Glassboro, NJ

Soccer (Men)

Name Major Hometown
Jonathan Burke '15 Hispanic Studies/International Studies Middletown, DE
William Lawson '15 Biology/International Studies Callaway, MD
Ryan Leslie '14 Criminal Justice Owings, MD
Joshua McNamara '15 Interdivisional Studies Springfield, VA
Reid Peterson '14 Business Virginia Beach, VA
Philip Smith '15 Criminal Justice/ Business Frederickburg, VA


Name Major Hometown
Courtney Bogan '16 Psychology Round Hill, VA
Hali Goad '16 Earth and Environmental Science Bumpas, VA
Kelly Keys '13 Business Manassas, VA

Tennis (Women)

Name Major Hometown
Hannah Parent '15 Recreation & Leisure Studies Port Tobacco, MD

Tennis (Men)

Name Major Hometown
Tyler Chang '16 Computer Science Hvre de Grace, MD
Donald Greathouse '13 Religious Studies Newport News, VA


Name Major Hometown
Kala Guy Herman '13 Religious Studies/Recreation & Leisure Studies Fisherville, VA