22 Golden Falcons Earn D2ADA Academic Achievement Award

22 Golden Falcons Earn D2ADA Academic Achievement Award

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Twenty-two Felician College student-athletes have been named winners of the Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Awards. The Academic Achievement Awards is a program that recognizes accomplishments of student-athletes at the NCAA Division 2 level.

In order to be recognized with a D2ADA Academic Achievement Award, recipients must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 or higher, have attended college for at least four semesters, and have been an active member of an intercollegiate athletic team during his/her last academic year. The recipient’s athletics director must also be a current dues-paying member of the D2ADA.

For Felician, the women’s soccer team led the way with six honorees. Four other sports claimed three winners each.

Nationally, a record number of institutions (118) and student-athletes (4,492) were recognized, including 233 student-athletes from the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. A list of national winners, broken down by school, can be accessed at http://www.nacda.com/sports/div2ada/spec-rel/081512aaa.html.

Felician’s recipients are listed below with GPA and major course of study.


Felician 2011-12 D2ADA Academic Achievement Award Winners
Name Sport YR Hometown/HS GPA Major(s)
Mike Azzato M-Soccer SR Staten Island, N.Y./St. Joseph by-the-Sea 3.58 Accounting
Lau San Filippo M-Soccer SO North Bergen, N.J./Hoboken 3.66 Marketing
Adrian Sutcliffe M-Soccer GR Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England/Prudhoe 3.89 MBA
Alysia Arcona W-Soccer SO Hackettstown, N.J./Hackettstown 3.95 Elem. Education
Allie Couzo W-Soccer JR Sayreville, N.J./Sayreville War Mem 3.87 Pre-Phys. Therapy
Emily Gleason W-Soccer JR East Hanover, N.J./Morris Catholic 3.51 Management
Jenn Hesse W-Soccer JR Lincoln Park, N.J./Boonton 3.97 Criminal Justice
Jen Jimenez W-Soccer JR Fair Lawn, N.J./Fair Lawn 3.63 Accounting
JoJo Pisani W-Soccer JR Wyckoff, N.J./Hasbrouck Heights 3.66 Nursing
Ashlee DiSalvo Volleyball SR Batavia, N.Y./Batavia 3.80 Mathematics
Gabby Migliore Volleyball SO West Caldwell, N.J./James Caldwell 3.94 Music Ed./Math
Ann Scherer Volleyball SO Neustadt in Holstein, Germany/Kreisgymnasium 3.99 Business Admin.
Rob Albano M-XC JR Pompton Plains, N.J./Pequannock Twp. 3.69 Elem. Education
Tim Kicha M-XC JR Saddle Brook, N.J./Saddle Brook 3.95 Criminal Justice
Jimmy Schmitt M-Basketball SR Elmwood Park, N.J./Elmwood Park 3.96 Math Education
Anthony Abbato Baseball SR North Arlington, N.J./Hudson Catholic 3.50 Communications
Joe Petosa Baseball JR Spotswood, N.J./Spotswood 3.79 Accounting
Mickey Zudonyi Baseball SR Holmdel, N.J./Holmdel 3.79 Marketing
Tori Bradburn Softball SO Ridge, Md./Great Mills 3.80 Political Science
Kelsi Ludwigsen Softball SO Havre de Grace, Md./Harford Tech 3.88 Pre-Medical
Halei Van Dyke Softball SO West Milford, N.J./West Milford 3.88 Special Education
Anthony Bizien M-Golf JR Hazlet, N.J./Raritan 3.92 Hist./Philosophy