Student-Athletes Had Much Academic Success In Spring Semester

Student-Athletes Had Much Academic Success In Spring Semester

Winning an athletic championship is an amazing accomplishment, but it is only part of being a student-athlete.  The time that each student-athlete commits in the classroom, with their studies and their sport is exceptional, especially while in season.  Quite a few Union County College student-athletes have achieved success in both academics and athletics during the 2014 spring semester.


Newly implemented for the 2013/2014 athletic year was a structured academic program for the student-athletes called Owl’s Training Camp. The program was designed to increase the academic performance for all student-athletes at Union County College.  Throughout the fall semester, 23% of the student-athletes earned a GPA of 3.0 or better.  With the continuation of the Owl’s Training Camp, 35% of student-athletes earned a GPA of 3.0 or better for the spring semester, which was an increase of 12% from the fall semester.  


Congratulations to all of the following student-athletes for their academic performances!


Region XIX Academic All-Region  -  3.25 GPA or better:

Ismail Abdul-Wahid - Baseball
Taurai Augustin - Track & Field
John Belt - Baseball
Joe Broccoli - Golf
Kianna Burrell - Volleyball
Sergio Delgado - Baseball
Najee Durant - Men’s Basketball
Andy Etienne - Men’s Basketball
Lena Fagan Nelson - Volleyball
Kyle Floyd - Men’s Lacrosse
Walter Franco - Men’s Soccer
Jonathan Gribbin - Baseball
Kevin Kolesar - Baseball
Armando Lizardo - Men’s Soccer
Carl Lohier - Men’s Soccer
Daniel Lopez - Men’s Soccer
Diego Lopes - Men’s Soccer
Johnny Naranjo - Men’s Soccer
James Odonnell - Baseball
James O’Rourke - Baseball
Robert Pons - Baseball
Petra Semelova - Cross Country
David Walinger - Golf
Brianda Williams - Women’s Basketball


 Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) Academic All-Conference  -   3.0 GPA or better:

Jumanne Butler-McDaniel - Men’s Basketball
Dayron Caldwell - Men’s Basketball
Maria Campodonico - Women’s Soccer
Lanyse Castro - Volleyball
Rafael Custodio - Men’s Lacrosse
Chris Dorvius - Men’s Lacrosse
Aniyah Evans - Volleyball
Kevin Fitzsimmons - Golf
CJ Francisco - Men’s Lacrosse
Shane King - Track & Field
Aliyah Muhammad - Women’s Basketball
Diana Munoz - Women’s Soccer
Richard Ortiz - Men’s Soccer
Talia Pena Marin - Women’s Soccer
Josh Posluszny - Men’s Lacrosse
Frantznel Relus - Men’s Soccer
Angelly Victoria - Volleyball
Ashley Ward - Cross Country