July 1, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- Recent graduates Justin Vagts (Crofton, Md.), who was tabbed as the 2012 and `13 Patriot League Swimmer of the Year, and Ben Bondurant (Atlanta, Ga.), who garnered Academic All-America honors this season, were among the 13 members of the Navy men's swimming and diving team who were recently named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
A minimum 3.20 grade-point average for the 2013 spring semester was required to receive the laurel.
Vagts posted a 3.80 GPA during the recently completed spring term on his way to completing his degree in naval architecture and earning his first appearance on the league's honor roll. Bondurant would post a 3.67 GPA during his final semester on The Yard. A three-time member of the honor roll, he graduated from Navy with an ocean engineering degree.
Joining Bondurant in being named to the honor roll for a third time were recent graduate Andrew Feeney (Norcross, Ga.) and rising senior Brian Sweeney (Ellicott City, Md.). Feeney was one of nine members of the honor roll to post at least a 4.00 GPA for the spring semester. He tallied the perfect GPA in his last semester as an economics major. Sweeney, who is majoring in chemistry, posted a 3.24 GPA for the grading period.
Vagts and Bondurant previously were selected to the 2013 Patriot League All-Academic Team. Additional Mids who were named to both the all-academic team and the honor roll were rising seniors Hugh Davison (Towson, Md.), Ben Freedman (Kennewick, Wash.) and Luke Hoffer (Chapel Hill, N.C.). Davison compiled a 3.67 GPA this spring while majoring in systems engineering, Freedman, who also is a systems engineering major, posted a 3.28 GPA, and Hoffer tallied a 3.25 GPA as an applied math major.
Rounding out the list of Navy's 13 honorees were recent graduate Sean Bagent
(Norcross, Ga.), quantitative economics, 3.44; rising seniors Wil Mayo
(The Woodlands, Texas), history, 3.41; and Mike Peribonio
(Suwanee, Ga.), information technology. 3.40; rising junior Chris Nyaradi
(Bend, Ore.), economics, 3.39; and rising sophomores Frank Love
(Atlanta, Ga.), systems engineering, 3.67; and Bill Young
(Arden, N.C.), cyber operations, 3.83.
Vagts, Bondurant, Davison and Hoffer each earned First-Team All-Patriot League accolades this season, while Freedman earned second team honors.