Twelve Dolphins Land on MAAC Honor Roll

Twelve Dolphins Land on MAAC Honor Roll

JACKSONVILLE, FL- The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Honor Roll was announced Wednesday and Jacksonville University had 12 athletes recognized.

One senior, six juniors, two sophomores and three freshmen from the women's rowing team were honored by the MAAC for their performances in the classroom. In order to be eligible, student-athletes must earn at least a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
"I could not be more proud of our outstanding student athletes. They work very hard both on the water, but more importantly in the classroom," said Head Coach Mike Lane. "This hard work has paid off both on the water and off."
 
Jennifer Pavlik, the lone senior, posted a 3.37 GPA in earning her degree in aviation management last spring. The juniors who were recognized were Micaela Hill (3.23, Kinesiology), Anastasia Price (3.63, Kinesiology), Alexandria Pulliam (3.80, Political Science), Jessica Shipkowski (3.63, Kinesiology), Tori West (3.34, Art) and Emily Woods (3.39, Elementary Education).
 

Joining those six as returners to next year's squad, sophomores Madison Black (3.47, Marketing) and Margaret Coyle (3.54, Elementary Education), as well as freshmen Leah Finsie (3.37, Political Science), Bianca Wong-Rodriguez (3.51, Marine Science) and Alexandra Kyriakidis (3.81, Film) were also honored.

In total, 2,273 student-athletes received recognition from the MAAC for their academic achievements. Women's rowing is currently the only sport from JU that participates in the conference as an associate member.
 
"I want to celebrate these accomplishments and look forward to even more in the future," said Lane.
 
JU women's rowing is the reigning MAAC champion, capturing its fourth conference title last season and advancing the NCAA Championships for the fourth consecutive year. Last year's team swept the top four honors in the league, as the varsity four, second varsity eight and varsity eight were all named All-MAAC and Mike Lane was named Coach of the Year.