Navy Swimmers & Divers Earn Patriot League Academic Awards
June 24, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. –– The Navy swimming and diving teams placed 25 of members of their respective squads onto the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll that was announced Tuesday. This includes a combined eight Mids who posted 4.00 grade-point averages for the 2014 spring term.
Swimmers and divers needed to attain at least a 3.20 GPA over the course of the semester to earn placement onto the honor roll.
Headlining both lists was Navy rising junior Ellen Bradford (Knoxville, Tenn.). The honors systems engineering major has recorded a 4.00 GPA in each of her four completed semesters, was named as the 2014 Patriot League Scholar-Athlete for the sport and earned CoSIDA Third-Team Academic All-America accolades this year. Bradford additionally garnered first-team all-league accolades in the pool as she helped the Mids win the 2014 league championship for the third year in a row.
Recent Navy graduate Lauren Baguley (Hudsonville, Mich.), who served as the captain of the women’s team this season, also posted a 4.00 GPA during the spring semester. The oceanography major received second-team all-league laurels, as well. Also attaining a 4.00 GPA from the women’s team were a pair of Bradford’s classmates, Emily Saitta (Springfield, Va.) and Nicole Skaggs (San Diego, Calif.). Saitta is a naval architecture major while Skaggs is majoring in applied physics.
A foursome of Navy men’s swimmers and divers also posted a 4.00 GPA during the grading period. Rising junior Frank Love (Atlanta, Ga.), who is majoring in honors systems engineering, did so, along with rising sophomores Ryan Bailey (Boardman, Ohio), Michael Bundas (Saline, Mich.) and Sam Ciocco (Walkersville, Md.). Students at Navy do not begin coursework in their major until the start of the sophomore year. Bailey will major in chemistry, Bundas has selected physics for his major and Ciocco will begin taking classes toward his degree in mechanical engineering this autumn.
Members of the Navy men’s team who graduated this spring and were named to the honor roll are Hugh Davison (Towson, Md.), who posted a 3.31 GPA while majoring in systems engineering; Ben Freedman (Kennewick, Wash.), who attained a 3.65 GPA and was a systems engineering major; men’s team captain Andrew Golankiewicz (Union Beach, N.J.), an oceanography major with a 3.47 GPA; Luke Hoffer (Chapel Hill, N.C.), an applied math major with a 3.44 GPA; Wil Mayo (The Woodlands, Texas), a history major with a 3.31 GPA; and Brian Sweeney (Ellicott City, Md.), who accrued a 3.80 GPA and was a chemistry major.
Davison, Freedman and Hoffer earned 2014 Second-Team All-Patriot League honors, while Mayo was tabbed as this year’s Patriot League Diver of the Year as the Mids won the league title this season for the 11th year in a row.
Additional members of the Navy women’s team who graduated this spring and were named to the honor roll are Cat Cortesio (Downers Grove, Ill.), an English major with a 3.21 GPA this spring; Haley Nowak (Manassas, Va.), who posted a 3.47 GPA and majored in computer science; and Rheanna Vaughn (Aliso Viejo, Calif.), who earned a degree in history and recorded a 3.20 GPA.
Vaughn garnered Second-Team All-Patriot League honors this season.
Also named to the honor roll from the women’s team were rising juniors Zoe Macfarlane (Pensacola, Fla.), who earned a 3.44 GPA and is an oceanography major; and Megan Reutzel (The Woodlands, Texas), an ocean engineering major with a 3.68 GPA; plus sophomores-to-be Megan Howard (Orinda, Calif.), 3.59 GPA; Paige Rutkoske (Beacon, N.Y.), 3.82 GPA; and Amanda Zerphy (Allentown, Pa.), 3.56 GPA. Howard has selected ocean engineering as her major, Rutkoske will major in quantitative economics and Zerphy will major in nuclear engineering.
Rouding out Navy honor roll recipients from the men’s team are rising juniors Jonathan DeBaugh (Conroe, Texas), an information technology major with a 3.28 GPA who also received first-team all-league laurels; Alfred Garvey (Lafayette Hill, Pa.), who recorded a 3.83 GPA as a physics major; and Nathan Stinson (Nashville, Tenn), a history major with a 3.44 GPA.