Two Vikings named SUNY Chancellor Honors Scholar-Athletes
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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, April 30, 2013
State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher today announced the winners of the 2012-13 Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Award, which recognizes a combination of academic excellence and outstanding athletic achievement at the Division I, Division III, and NJCAA levels.
Jenna Brophy (Greenwich/Greenwich) received the award for women’s tennis and Landon Moore (Saratoga Springs/Saratoga) received the award for football. Brophy received All-Conference honors and earned a Region III Singles Championship this season for the tennis team. She was a perfect 9-0 after winning the Region III Championship and never lost a set until Nationals. Brophy received a #2 seed at Nationals and fell to the eventual National Champion. Moore earned First-Team All-Conference honors in the Northeast Football Conference, as well as All-Region honors. He led the Vikings with six sacks on the year and 16.5 tackles for loss. Moore also forced three fumbles, recovered one and blocked a field goal attempt.
There were 66 recipients of the award this year. Student athletes were nominated by their campus athletic director and their credentials and accomplishments are then reviewed by a panel of athletic directors from across SUNY as well as the provost's office.
"These outstanding students are SUNY champions not only in their chosen sports but also in our classrooms, with an average GPA of 3.59 among them," said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. "Congratulations to this year's honorees, to the professors and coaches who mentored them, and to the many faculty and staff on our campuses across the state who supported them.