NYU-Poly Leads Skyline in Scholar-Athlete Awards
The Skyline Conference has announced its Academic Honor Roll for its four winter sports and six spring sports and NYU-Poly ended up on top, nabbing three Scholar Athletes of the Year in Men's and Women's Basketball and Men's Tennis.
The Academic Honor Roll is comprised of all student-athletes who earned a 3.30 GPA or better in the spring semester. In addition, a Scholar-Athlete of the Year in each sport is awarded to a First Team All-Conference performer who carries the highest grade point average for the year for winter student-athletes and for the spring semester for spring student-athletes.
Farmingdale State and NYU-Poly each grabbed three Scholar-Athlete awards. The Rams took both lacrosse awards, with Skyline Player of the Year, goalkeeper Courtney Cook and midfield stalwart Tim Caden, as well as baseball shortstop Anthony Alvino. The Jays took both basketball honors, with Margaux Pickell, who led the league in rebounding and blocks, and Rookie of the Year Evan Azzam on the men's side, as well as rookie tennis sensation Tommy Inouye, who led NYU-Poly to the league’s regular season crown with an unblemished mark in both singles and doubles. Inouye is also this year's W.L. Friend Family Scholar, a scholarship established by NYU-Poly trustee William L. Friend '56ChE '05HON.
This marks the first time that NYU-Poly led the conference in Scholar Athletes. The Jays ended the year with four, as Corey Loupee picked up the award for Women's Volleyball.