Feb. 1, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -
The Navy women's cross country team had 15 student-athletes selected to the sport's Patriot League Academic Honor Roll it was announced by the conference today. Navy's 15 honorees are the most ever for the program.
To be eligible for the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.20 grade-point average in the semester of their sport's competition.
Senior Katie Taylor (ocean engineering) and junior Brigid Byrne (English) were two of four Mids that posted perfect 4.00 GPAs last semester as they both earned Patriot League Academic Honor Roll accolades for the third time. Junior Chloe Staab (3.47/political science) also became a three-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll selection.
Byrne and Taylor were both previously voted to the Academic All-Patriot League Team for the 2011 season.
Senior Jess Palacio (3.20/political science), who won the Patriot League title, earned a spot on the honor roll for the first time in her career.
Three Mids were named to the Academic Honor Roll for the second time in their careers, including seniors Mollie Hebda (3.88/English) and Marina McGrail (3.53/English) and junior Liz Milewski (3.65/chemistry).
Navy got strong contributions on the course from its freshman class all season and it was evident the rookies made their mark in the classroom as well with eight first-year Mids garnering a spot on the Academic Honor Roll. Alisa Batcher (3.39), Annie-Norah Beveridge (3.59), Christina Blair (3.21), Hannah Bobell (4.00), Shannon Cuthbert (3.76), Emily Jensen (4.00), Gee Mi Jorde (3.41) and Madeline Zell (3.35) all earned a spot on the Academic Honor Roll.
Seventeen of the 107 total student-athletes named to the honor roll posted GPAs of 4.00 or better, including Taylor, Byrne, Bobell and Jensen.