LEWISBURG, Pa. -- The Bucknell women's soccer team captured its second straight Patriot League championship this fall, but it was also a banner semester for the Bison academically. Coach Kelly Cook's team combined for a stellar 3.49 grade-point average, and 20 of the team's 27 student-athletes earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, which was announced by the league office on Thursday.
To be eligible for the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.20 GPA during the semester of his/her sport's competition. Eighteen of Bucknell's 20 honorees blew past that minimum standard, also qualifying for the Dean's List with a 3.50 GPA or better. Heading the list for the Bison were seniors Karli Cirovski and Jackie Ham, who earned perfect 4.0s. It also includes senior Kendall Ham, the Patriot League Tournament MVP who garnered a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team for the second year in a row. She also joined Cirovski and Meghan Holtz on the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-Region Team.
All seven of the team's seniors qualified for the PL Academic Honor Roll. Bucknell's 20 awardees were third-most in the league, behind only Loyola and Lehigh with 23 each.
Here is the complete list of Bucknell's Honor Roll members for 2017.
Camille Andrews, Jr., Animal Behavior
Carly Baggott, Jr., Undeclared
Gabby Bair, So., Undeclared
Carolyn Casey, Sr., Economics
Karli Cirovski, Sr., Markets & Innovative Designs
Maddie Dano, So., Markets & Innovative Designs
Casey Gray, Jr., Undeclared
Jackie Ham, Sr., Accounting & Financial Mgmt.
Kendall Ham, Sr., Biology
Sarah Hazard, Fr., Undeclared
Meghan Holtz, Sr., Accounting & Financial Mgmt.
Bailey Hurst, So., Undeclared
Bri Kropinack, Fr., Undeclared
Melissa MacPherson, Jr., French & Economics
Jenna Marek, Fr., Undeclared
Maddie Mulford, Sr., Environmental Studies
Gabi Rosenfeld, Sr., Economics
Julia Rotatori, So., Undeclared
Ali Russo, So., Undeclared
Tia Zajec, Fr., Undeclared