School record 27 student-athletes named NEAC Scholar-Athletes

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – A school-record 27 Bryn Athyn College student-athletes were honored for their success in the classroom, having been named North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Scholar-Athletes for the 2016-17 year.

Men's lacrosse led the way for the Lions with four student-athletics earning NEAC Scholar-Athlete recognition. Women's lacrosse and men's soccer both had three honorees, while women's soccer; women's tennis; and women's volleyball all had two. Men's basketball and women's cross country recorded one scholar-athlete each.

Nine Lions were named NEAC Scholar-Athletes and played multiple sports during the 2016-17 season.

Christian Blair, Miranda Hyatt, Austin Nyekan, and Marin Roth garnered NEAC Scholar-Athlete honors for the third time in their career. Michelle Bedford, Alair Brock, Alex Hyatt, Brennen Keck-McCurdy, Shane McCurdy, and Amber Wood are two-time NEAC Scholar-Athletes.

The 27 scholar-athletes this year breaks the previous record of 26 which occurred in 2014-15.

In order to be selected, a student-athlete competing in a conference-sponsored sport must achieve a combined grade point average of 3.4 or higher for the fall and spring semesters and must have been in good standing on his or her team. 

2016-17 North Eastern Athletic Conference Scholar-Athletes
Name Sport(s) Major
Benjamin Alden Men's Soccer Undecided
Christian Blair** Men's Lacrosse Human Society
Michelle Bedford* Women's Soccer/Women's Lacrosse Human Society
Alair Brock* Women's Tennis/Women's Cross Country Biology
Zachary Brock Men's Soccer Biology
Jon Carr Men's Lacrosse Business
Sabrina Colbridge Women's Soccer/Women's Lacrosse Biology
Marie Daum Women's Soccer/Women's Tennis Human Society
Hannah Dewees Women's Volleyball Biology
Danae Elder Women's Cross Country Undecided
Emily Fedor Women's Lacrosse Undecided
Rose Glass Women's Soccer/Women's Lacrosse Undecided
Brittany Gunther Women's Lacrosse Human Society
Alex Hyatt* Men's Lacrosse Human Society
Miranda Hyatt** Women's Cross Country/Women's Lacrosse Biology
Brennen Keck-McCurdy* Men's Soccer Human Society
Rachel McCabe Women's Soccer Undecided
Shane McCurdy* Men's Lacrosse Biology
Nora McWilliams Women's Tennis Business
Katherine Morrill Women's Cross Country/Women's Lacrosse Biology
Austin Nyekan** Men's Basketball Biology
Janalene Phillips Women's Cross Country/Women's Basketball Undecided
Marin Roth Women's Lacrosse Psychology
Brenna Sweeney Women's Cross Country/Women's Lacrosse Education Dual Certification
Kristen White Women's Soccer Nursing
Amber Wood* Women's Volleyball Education Dual Certification
Maia Wyncoll Women's Tennis Business


** - Three-time honoree
* - Two-time honoree