NEW CASTLE, Del. - - Now in its 11th year of existence, the Wilmington University athletics department announces a record 119 student-athletes as Academic All-Stars for its annual Athletics Academic All-Star program, announced virtually by the athletics department.
The night is typically held on campus with student-athletes and parents in attendance to accept the awards, given to student-athletes who carry a minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA. Despite 2020 throwing a curveball at the spring season for not only Wilmington University, but the entire nation, the student-athletes still put the work in in the classroom to receive the awards.
Wilmington, the second university in the state of Delaware to hold Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society status, also recognized two individuals that became a third-year honoree of the academic honor society, eight individuals that became second-year honorees, and inducted 35 more outstanding individuals into the 2020 class.
In order to be inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society, a student-athlete must carry a 3.50 or greater cumulative GPA and be of junior academic status at the beginning of their fifth semester.
Chi Alpha Sigma's purpose is to: encourage and reward high academic scholarship of college athletes at four-year accredited colleges and universities; to recognize outstanding academic achievement by intercollegiate varsity letter winners; to encourage good citizenship, moral character, and friendship among the high academic achievers in college athletics, to recognize and honor the individual athlete, his/her team, sport, athletic department, and college or university; and to mentor and to provide leadership to other athletes.
2020 Wilmington University Athletics Academic All-Star Banquet
Baseball: Richard Albrecht, Justin Brooks, Brian Downey, Xander Emberger, Dom Grady, Alex Hinton, Adrian Jimenez, Mitchell Leslie, Danny Sullivan, Matt Warrington
Men's Basketball: Taalib Holloman, Danny Sullivan, Alvin West
Women's Basketball: Rhoda Agyemang, Emily Ansah, Mikala Casimir, Kiara Eubanks, Jonna Maddox
Women's Bowling: Rachel Hirst, KC Miller, CC Riojas, Malia Stout
Cheerleading: Katie Deisem, Melanie Derstine, Stephanie Frank, Samantha Garisto, Haylie Klose, Alyssa Mellace, Samantha Novoa, Piper Schuller
Cross Country: Alexa Crowell, Shannon Dooley, Rosemary Gillam, Allyson Kelly, James Kennedy, Abigail McCully, Will Rehrig, Grace Slate, Logan Strouse
Golf: Tyler Cleaves, Matthew Kettleson, Ali Ladak, Nathan Potts, Arvy Shongwe
Men's Lacrosse: Keeshawn Bell, Noah Brock, Jamie Colligan, Jacob Herman, Colyn Lyons, Chad Lytle, TJ Maiura, Jake Mollohan, Zach Pancake, Jared Pheasant, Logan Stinson, Dalton Ziemba
Women's Lacrosse: Maris Allen, Jenna Banks, Tori Grubowski, Casey Johnson, Juliana Kolakowski, Alexis Miller, Delaney Steele, Marisa Swanson
Men's Soccer: Joe Bell, Fredrik Bentdal, Lorne Bickley, Jackson Brandwene, Shawn Genus, Elliott Johnson, Callum McHale, Greg Melvin, Victor Molina, Gabriel Prgomet, Omario Rosen, Arturo Serano, Dimitrios Topouzlis, Hakim Williams
Women's Soccer: Samantha Bennett, Viviana Caamano, Samantha Emmi, Amaiya Giddings, Allison Hartwyk, Kailey Hyland, Alexis Johnson, Kasie Lambert, Krysta Memis, Emily Navarrete, Justine Sommer, Yazmyne Valencia
Softball: Alexandra Ballester, Alyssa Carrion, Isabel Collins, Annie Davila, Haley Downin, Rachel Durham, Lauren Lopez, Sara Miller, Alexis Sann, Savannah Stone, Alyssa Velasquez
Women's Tennis: Laura Gil, Begona Gomar, Mallory Nolte
Track and Field: Mikala Casimir, Alexa Crowell, Shannon Dooley, Rosemary Gillam, Allyson Hartwyk, Matthew Hibbert, Taalib Holloman, Erika Jones, Allyson Kelly, James Kennedy, Emma Kongevold, Daniel Loyo, Jonna Maddox, Abigail McCully, Krysta Memis, Emily Navarrete, Angel Oliver, Will Rehrig, Grace Slate, Logan Strouse, Manuel Suero, Michael Wilson
Volleyball: Bailey Andrews, Mandy Behiels, Elly Collins, Sarah Couch, Savannah Doctor, Emma Kongevold, Dorie Moore, Grace Morton, Rianne Nickerson, Angel Oliver
2020 Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society:
First Year Inductees: Rachel Hirst, Malia Stout, Will Rehrig, Jamie Colligan, Colyn Lyons, Chad Lytle, Jake Mollohan, Dalton Ziemba, Joe Bell, Fredrik Bentdal, Lorne Bickley, Shawn Genus, Elliott Johnson, Greg Melvin, Dimitrios Topouzlis, Hakim Williams, Daniel Loyo, Isabel Collins, Rachel Durham, Lauren Lopez, Alexis Sann, Alyssa Velasquez, Begona Gomar, Mallory Nolte, Mandy Behiels, Rhoda Agyemang, Jonna Maddox, Alexa Crowell, Grace Slate, Maris Allen, Casey Johnson, Alexis Miller, Alexis Johnson, Kasie Lambert, Krysta Memis
Second Year Honorees: Matthew Kettleson, Arvy Shongwe, James Kennedy, Annie Davila, Bailey Andrews, Emma Kongevold, Mikala Casimir, Delaney Steele
Third Year Honorees: Callum McHale, Laura Gil