Forty-eight Yeshiva University fall student-athletes were recognized by the Skyline Conference for earning a 3.3 or higher grade point average during the fall 2014 semester, and were named to the Skyline Conference Honor Roll. Twelve members from the men’s soccer team, nine members from the men’s cross country team, eight members from the women’s cross country team, eight members from the women’s tennis team, six members from the women’s volleyball team, and five members from the men’s golf team earned the honor for amassing the high grade point average while competing in their sport.
“I take great pride in honoring these individuals who epitomize the student-athlete experience,” said Skyline Conference commissioner Linda Bruno. “The time and hard work they put forth to achieve academic and athletic excellence is inspiring and should serve as an example to all.”
While 48 officially earned the honor due to their team’s Skyline Conference membership, the women’s soccer team, which will begin competing in the Skyline in fall 2015, had 14 team members amass a 3.3 grade-point last semester, bringing Yeshiva’s fall student-athlete total to 62.
The following local athletes were among the 48: Isaac Markel Men’s, Cross Country; Max Shulman, Golf; Avi Baron, Men’s Soccer; Rafi Friedman, Men’s Soccer; Galila Shapiro, Women’s Tennis, and Shaina Hourizadeh, Women’s Volleyball
“I am so proud of these young men and women. They truly epitomize the idea of a ‘student-athlete’ succeeding both on the field of play and in the classroom,” said Yeshiva University Director of Athletics, Joe Bednarsh. “This is one of the honors we tout the most when talking to people about athletics at Yeshiva University.”