Jan. 29, 2009
LEWISBURG, Pa. - The Bucknell football team placed 23 student-athletes on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, the league office announced recently. It marked the seventh time in the last eight years the Bison had at least 20 team members honored.
To be eligible for the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.20 grade-point average in the fall semester and be awarded a varsity letter. A total of 133 Patriot League football student-athletes were recognized.
Among the Bison cited were senior fullback Kevin Mullen and Sam Nana-Sinkam, who both earned Academic All-District honors this past fall. Mullen was also a semifinalist for the Draddy Trophy, which is often referred to as the "Academic Heisman." Bucknell's starting quarterback, Marcello Trigg, also earned a spot on the Academic Honor Roll for the first time.
The following are Bucknell's 2008 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll members from the football team.
Josh Andersen, Jr., International Relations, Pleasant View, Utah/Weber
Tyler Anderson, So., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Fairport, N.Y./Fairport
Phil Azarik, Sr., Spanish, Hilltown, Pa./Germantown Academy
Ben Bouffard, Sr., Mechanical Engineering, Newport, Vt./North Country Union
Paul Brazinski, So., Undeclared, Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge
Stephen Edwards, Sr., Political Science, Falmouth, Mass./Taft School
Robert Firman, Sr., Civil Engineering, Vincentown, N.J./Seneca
Jay Harper, Sr., History, Maple Heights, Ohio/Maple Heights
Alex Iwaskiw, So., Biomedical Engineering, Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron
Greg Jones, Jr., History, Springfield, Va./Lee
Nick McLeod, So., Undeclared, Hermitage, Tenn./Pope John Paul II
Marques Morgan, Sr., Psychology, Sacramento, Calif./Elk Grove
Kevin Mullen, Sr., International Relations, Export, Pa./Penn-Trafford
Sam Nana-Sinkam, Jr., Management, Lititz, Pa./Manheim Township
Travis Nissley, So., Mechanical Engineering, Mount Joy, Pa./Manheim Central
Alex Odenbach, Sr., Economics, Webster, N.Y./McQuaid Jesuit
Carson Rohrbaugh, Fr., Management, LeMoyne, Pa./Lawrenceville School
Brandon Simmons, Jr., Economics, Bedford Heights, Ohio/Bedford City
Michael Tonge, Fr., Undeclared, Brooklyn, N.Y./Brooklyn Tech
Marcello Trigg, Jr., Economics, Tampa, Fla./Robinson
John von Paris, So., Management, Upper Falls, Md./John Carroll
Chris Wancowicz, Sr., Computer Science, Baltimore, Md./Perry Hall
Casey Williams, Jr., Economics, Moon Township, Pa./Moon Area