Penn State Honors Brandywine Student-Athletes For Academics

Julie Foeldes
Julie Foeldes

MEDIA, Pa. -- Of the more than 100 Penn State Brandywine students honored by Penn State University at Tuesday night's academic recognition dinner by, 29 were Brandywine student-athletes, representing 11 of the campus' 13 varsity sports.

Penn State annually recognizes students on all of its campuses who hold a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or greater with the Academic Achievement Award. Brandywine students have been honored with the accolade every year since the 1982-83 academic year.

The Brandywine softball team, winners of two-straight conference championships, led the way with eight student-athletes earning awards, while Brandywine's PSUAC champion women's soccer team saw six student-athletes receive the accolade. Three student-athletes from both the men's soccer and women's tennis teams also landed the Academic Achievement Award.

Included among those honored were sophomore baseball player Kevin Roche (Malvern, Pa./Chaminade College Prep (Calif.)), who earned the President Sparks Award, and junior softball player Julie Foeldes (Kendall Park, N.J./South Brunswick), who was an Evan Pugh Scholar Award winner.

Roche, a business major, claimed the award bestowed upon Penn State students who have amassed a 4.0 GPA and earned between 36 and 59 credits during their time as a student at the University. He was one-of-three Brandywine students to receive the award.

Foeldes, who is majoring in psychology, was the only student from Brandywine to receive the Evan Pugh Scholar Award this year. The Evan Pugh Scholar Award is earned by juniors and seniors who hold a grade-point average in the top 0.5 percent of their class at Penn State and have completed a minimum of 48 credits at the University.

Below is a complete list of student-athletes who received the Penn State Academic Achievement Award:

Name Sport
Nick Alberici Men's Soccer
Alexa Anderson Softball
Samantha Bearden Women's Soccer
Josh Burton

Men's Soccer

Aiyana Carter Women's Track & Field
Zubin Chheda

Men's Tennis

Katie Corey

Women's Tennis

Grace DeRosa Softball
Alexis Ellison Women's Tennis
Julie Foeldes Softball
Ameet Gambhirwala Men's Tennis
Chrissy Gledhill Women's Basketball
Stephanie Harvey Softball
David Irby Men's Track & Field
John Li Men's Cross Country
Michaela Lowery

Women's Soccer

Kierra MacLeod Women's Soccer
Maddie Malfara Softball
Angelina Maroulis Women's Soccer
Gina Mazurkiewicz Softball
Maura Moser Softball
Arjun Puri Men's Soccer
Angelica Rivers Women's Cross Country/T&F
Kevin Roche Baseball
Amanda Roy Women's Soccer
Elizabeth Sexton Women's Tennis
Brett Sheeran Baseball
Brittany Sroga Softball
Rachel Weir Women's Soccer