Penn Yan Athletes earn Scholar Athlete team awards

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
Varsity Softball Scholar Athletes are: Front (from left) Rachael Roddenbery, Christine Mosich, Gabrielle Newcomb, Melissa Colon; Back (from left) Amanda Mosich, Jessica Thiesmeyer, Morgan Wigden,Chelsie Travis. Absent Elly Disbrow, Katelyn Disbrow, Megan Foster, Caroline Tanner. Their coach is Marty Kubli.

In an effort to recognize academic excellence coupled with athletic participation, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association sponsors the Scholar Athlete award.

This award is based on a team concept of academic achievement, and is  intended to be an incentive for all team members to raise their individual Grade Point Average (GPA) to positively affect their team’s success. Scholar Athlete teams must be a varsity team with the minimum team composite grade average of 90 percent, based on a designated number of team members for each sport.

Each individual who receives the award receives a recognition pin while the school receives a certificate for display.

The awards are presented once during fall, winter and spring sports seasons.

Varsity Girls Track & Field Scholar Athletes are: Front (from left, Hannah Zelazny, Emily Dinehart, Heather Creary, Tanisha Thompson, Courtney Volz. Back (from left) April Doi, Alice Swarthout, Emily Doi, Katie Parkhurst, Kaeleigh Nissen, Chelsea Kingsley; Absent:	Sarah Shaver. Their coach is Terry Test.