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Dean's List athletes named at State Farm/VWC Scholar-Athlete Recognition on December 8

By Staff | December 13, 2012

Dean's List athletes named at State Farm/VWC Scholar-Athlete Recognition on December 8Balancing work and play can sometimes prove to be a tricky endeavor, but not for the nearly 70 Virginia Wesleyan Scholar-Athletes who were honored on Dec. 8 for their exceptional accomplishments on and off the field.

Students were recognized Saturday during a ceremony at the Jane P. Batten Student Center. The Scholar-Athletes named 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 2012 semester. Dean's List is awarded to all students who earn at least a 3.5 GPA. These individuals demonstrate a remarkable 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, Shawn Fischer, Rhonda Floasin, Joe Query, Milt Rawles, Paula Rosati and John Workman, VWC class of 1985, made this possible.

State Farm Agents Milt Rawles and Tracy Abbott, representing Agent Paula Rosati, were 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 outstanding efforts.

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


Name Major Hometown
George Annunziata '15 Criminal Justice Pawling, NY
Ryan Brinkley '12 Recreation and Leisure Studies Virginia Beach, VA
Pike Brynildsen '12 Political Science Alexandria, VA

Basketball (Women)

Name Major Hometown
Kristen Blalock '12 Elementary Education Suffolk, VA
Nancy Kelly '15 Biology Phoenix, MD
Sarah Seipp '15 Recreation and Leisure Studies Gaithersburg, MD
Jocelyn Spencer '12 Education Newport News, VA
Katherine Tassa '14 Criminal Justice Bristow, VA
Kerri-Leanne Taylor '15 English Stockport, England


Name Major Hometown
Chelsea Brock '14 Criminal Justice/Psychology Newburgh, NY
Tiffany Tuggle '12 Criminal Justice Hampton, VA

Cross Country/Track & Field (Women)

Name Major Hometown
Mary Bennett '13 Biology/Art Richmond, VA
Michele Bryceland '13 Health and Human Services Virginia Beach, VA
Kelly Fauth '12 Sociology/Religious Studies Monrovia, MD
Tanya Puccio '14 Biology Moorpark, CA
Mary Wade '15 Biology/Spanish Chesapeake, VA
Adrienne Williams '12 Communication/International Studies Baltimore, MD

Cross Country/Track & Field (Men)

Name Major Hometown
Kyle Chowhan '13 Social Studies Flanders, NJ
Darren Driscoll '14 Interdivisional Studies Haymarket, VA
Richmond Letterio '12 Recreation and Leisure Studies Virginia Beach, VA
Dominique Sheard '12 Criminal Justice Newport News, VA
Luke Wade '14 Business Chesapeake, VA
Sean Whitson '12 Biology Winchester, VA

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
Jordan Stellmacher '15 Psychology Poquoson, VA


Name Major Hometown
Mitchell Green '12 Business Cordova, MD
Michael Wiley '12 Criminal Justice Virginia Beach, VA

Lacrosse (Women)

Name Major Hometown
Catherine Amasia '15 Psychology Fallston, MD
Natalie Belva '12 Recreation and Leisure Studies Colorado Springs, CO
Aoife Branco '15 Interdivisional Studies Chesapeake, VA
Mariko Carmichael '14 Recreation and Leisure Studies Seattle, WA
Jennifer Cathcart '12 Psychology Woodbridge, VA
Kaitlyn Dozier '14 Communications/Spanish Virginia Beach, VA
Stacey Sank '14 Biology Elma, NY
Carla Williams '15 Biology Magnolia, DE

Lacrosse (Men)

Name Major Hometown
Evan Bell '13 Criminal Justice Warrenton, VA
Michael Connors '13 English Horseheads, NY
Brian Dressler '12 Criminal Justice Sykesville, MD
Alexander Maguire '12 Psychology Manassas, VA

Soccer (Women)

Name Major Hometown
Kristyn Anslemo '12 Biology Kinnelon, NJ
Bethany Bayles '12 History/Politcal Science Manassas, VA
Caitlyn Bishop '15 Recreation and Leisure Studies Virginia Beach, VA
Jessica Edelman '13 Business Voorhees, NJ
Christina Fernandes '13 Business Tinton Falls, NJ
Allison Jaimes '13 Comprehensive Liberal Studies El Dorado Hills, CA
Kimberly McKinney '12  Psychology Bel Air, MD
Emily Sheridan '14 Interdivisional Studies/Psychology Glassboro, NJ
Danielle Stephens '14 Undeclared Round Hill, VA
Jacqueline Togno '12 Political Science Stroudsburg, PA
Hanna Winkel '12 Business Lebanon, MO

Soccer (Men)

Name Major Hometown
James Coble '12 Psychology Portsmouth, VA
Philip Smith '15 Criminal Justice/Business Frederickburg, VA
Adam Stringer '12 Math Louisville, KY


Name Major Hometown
Brianna Bertovich '12 Elementary Education Richmond, VA
Heather Bishop '12 Criminal Justice Virginia Beach, VA
Victoria Higginbotham '14 Mathematics Glen Allen, VA
Kelly Keys '14 Business Manassas, VA
Jaclyn Quinn '12 Interdivisional (Elementary) Chesapeake, VA

Tennis (Women)

Name Major Hometown
Stephanie Bittner '13 Mathematics Westminster, MD
Calynd Gee '14 Social Studies Parkton, MD
Lauren Ragland '15 Interdivisional Studies Virginia Beach, VA

Tennis (Men)

Name Major Hometown
Donald Greathouse '13 Religious Studies Yorktown, VA
Kyle Robbins '14 Biology Virginia Beach, VA


Name Major Hometown
Carly Ciarochi '14 English/Interdivisional Studies  Connesville, PA
Calynd Gee '14 Social Studies Parkton, MD
Kala Guy '13 Religious Studies/Recreation and Leisure Studies Fisherville, VA
Tempe Martens '14 Business Severna Park, MD
Taylor Thorton '12 Psychology Ashland, VA