Rutgers places record 137 athletes on spring academic all-Big Ten list

39be9de87c7626413383_6_8340413.jpg
Rutgers Christian Mazzone made the all-Big Ten list.
39be9de87c7626413383_6_8340413.jpg

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Big Ten recognized 137 Rutgers student-athletes as Spring 2018 Academic All-Conference honorees, announced by the league office on Wednesday. All 10 eligible Rutgers programs are represented on the list, which includes 79 repeat selections and a trio of four-time honorees in men's lacrosse redshirt senior and All-American Christian Mazzone, women's lacrosse redshirt senior Nicole Kopyta, and baseball redshirt senior Chris Folinusz.
 
"As the Scarlet Knights continue to pursue excellence in all aspects of being a student-athlete, we are proud their diligent work in the classroom is being recognized at record numbers," said Director of Athletics Patrick Hobbs. "In addition to our young men and women's accomplishments, these distinctions are a resounding testament to the support system we have built at Rutgers, and a credit to our dedicated academic advisers, learning specialists and faculty athletic representatives."
 
The 137 Spring selections from RU are a school record since joining the Big Ten for the 2014-15 season, surpassing the 115 from the Spring of 2017. Joining the 33 Winter and 78 Fall honorees, Rutgers boasts a program-record total of 248 for the 2017-18 academic year.
 
Sign Up for E-News

To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, students must be on a varsity team, as verified by being on the official squad list as of May 1 for spring sports, who have been enrolled fulltime at the institution for a minimum of 12 months and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.
 
Michael Rexrode of men's lacrosse joined his teammate, Mazzone, as Rutgers' two spring student-athletes who earned both Big Ten All-Conference and Academic All-Big Ten in the same season. A total of 35 seniors completed the clean sweep, earning the distinction in all years in which they were eligible.
 
Earlier this month, a school-record eight Rutgers programs - baseball, gymnastics, tennis, volleyball, men's cross country, women's cross country, women's golf and women's lacrosse – earned public recognition from the NCAA for their multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. The average multiyear APR rate for Rutgers athletic programs increased to 991, eight points above the NCAA average rate of 983. Thirteen teams either tied or set program multiyear APR rates records.
 
The Rutgers Leadership Academy and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee were again well represented as 17 SAAC members made Academic All-Big Ten this Spring, including Milo Freeman and Kyle Walker from baseball, Owen Mead and Casey Rose from men's lacrosse, Jack Panagos from men's golf, Trent Brinkofski and Dimitri Demos from men's track and field, Tatum Jackson and Emily Mills from women's golf, Alana Navaroli from women's lacrosse, Erin Ender and Sarah Johanek from rowing, Chloe Lee and Kyra Yap from women's tennis, Rhonda Rogombe and Jenna Sobieski from women's track and field, and Sierra Maddox from softball.
 

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Piscataway

Edison Public Library Donation Drive for Edison Animal Shelter

June 6, 2018

The Edison Township Free Public Library is partnering with the Edison Animal Shelter to do a donation drive for the Edison Animal Shelter. There is a checklist of all items that are being accepted at the animal shelter. These checklists can be found above and the donation bins will be available at all three branches. We will be collecting items until the end of June. For more ...

9-story apartment complex with roof-top pool formally opens in New Brunswick

June 20, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city's latest luxury apartment building recently held a formal opening for the complex on Neilson Street that has a roof-top pool with cabanas and grills, a dog park and pet spa.

The Quincy, a 393-unit, nine story building opened last month, offering studio and one- and two-bedroom apartment ranging in size from 503 to 1,236 square feet.

Mayor James Cahill said ...

Obituaries

Toms River – Mary Stella Whiteman, 97, passed away peacefully Saturday May 19, 2018 in Rose ...
Read more
Piscataway – Reinhard Rudolf Kiefer, 85, died Sunday March 11, 2018 at home. Born in ...
Read more

The ESCNJ Offers Innovative Software To Strengthen School Transportation

June 20, 2018

New software promising greater speed and efficiency for school transportation departments is now available through the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ).

The software is the result of a two year collaboration between the Princeton based Artha Systems, an international supplier of business management software, and the ESCNJ.

“The software is unlike anything on the ...

Registration Open For Fourth Annual Softball & Baseball Summer Camp

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Registration is open for the Spotswood Youth Baseball and Softball League's fourth annual summer camp. The camp is for ages five through 15 and will be held every Wednesday in August from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. beginning August 1. In the event of rain on either August 1, August 8, August 15, August 22 or August 29, a makeup camp will be held on the following Friday.

Camp will ...

Rutgers-Camden students who saved man from fire honored by City of Camden

Camden, NJ—The Rutgers-Camden students who saved an elderly man from a March fire at his Cooper Street home were honored by the City of Camden Tuesday night.

Mayor Frank Moran awarded proclamations to Corey Zytko, Jonathan Perez-Gaytan, Matteo Resanovic, Vanessa Solis Palma, Sehwan Park and Tammy Meneses on Tuesday, June 12.

On the night of March 23, the students were hanging out in ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_8f0a915f696bb2ae1366_community_shred

Sat, June 23, 9:00 AM

Quibbletown Park, Piscataway

Piscataway Township Paper Shredding Event

Government Green

Wed, June 27, 7:00 PM

Piscataway Public Library, Piscataway

Empowerment for the Job Search: Applications & ...

Business & Finance

Thu, July 5, 7:00 PM

Piscataway Public Library, Piscataway

Trivia Night at the Library!

Arts & Entertainment

Westfield High School Sophomore Dies; Counselors on Hand at School

June 19, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Carthoris “Carter” Uziel, a sophomore at Westfield High School, died Sunday night, according to Westfield Public Schools and a letter sent to parents by Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson.

“Words cannot convey the grief we feel in the Westfield Public Schools community over the death of Carthoris ‘Carter’ Uziel, a sophomore at Westfield High ...

A Date with Destiny

Leslie. . . it would be the bomb . . .  if we could go to prom . . . together.

 

For the record, Leslie is my wife, and this is my openly public attempt at a promposal.  

 

My twin high school seniors taught me about promposals, those cute, showy, and sometimes over-the-top ways of asking someone special to prom.  This year they have been on both the ...