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16th Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards

Honorable Mention Scholar-Athletes

Michael Alfieri College of Staten Island Basketball / 3.40 GPA Major: Education
Iris Antonescu Hunter College Tennis, Track & Field / 3.36 GPA Majors: Elementary Education. & English
Abdel Belkouchi Hunter College Soccer  / 3.17 GPA Major: Mathematics
Jeff Chen Brooklyn College Tennis / 3.94 GPA Major: Chemistry
Shevon Collins Hunter College Basketball, Softball / 3.49 GPA Major: Physical Education
Isorys Dilone John Jay College Volleyball / 3.90 GPA Major: Government
Ikuko Furusawa College of Staten Island Swimming / 3.10 GPA Major: International Studies
Sherry-Ann Jenkins Lehman College Tennis, Basketball / 3.33 GPA Major: Social Work
Pavan Khurana Brooklyn College Tennis / 3.58 GPA Major: Chemistry
Milana Maksumov New York City Technical College Volleyball / 3.06 GPA Major: Human Services
Igor Meystelman John Jay College Volleyball / 3.89 GPA Major: Government
Ioannis Michaelides Baruch College Volleyball / 3.50 GPA Major: Finance
Esther Montoro Hunter College Tennis / 3.82 GPA Majors: Art & Psychology
Crystal Noel Medgar Evers College Basketball, Track & Field, Volleyball / 3.75 GPA Major: Education
Magreth Nunuhe Bronx Community College Volleyball / 3.78 GPA Major: Liberal Arts
Joanna Okarmus Hunter College Fencing, Track & Field / 3.09 GPA Major: Theater
Lena Pleskun Hunter College Swimming, Volleyball / 3.46 GPA Major: Education
Shayna Priestley York College Basketall / 3.00 GPA Major: Health & Physical Education
Imbert Prosper Kingsborough Community College Basketball / 3.10 GPA Major: Physical Education
Sharae Robinson Manhattan Community College Basketball / 3.77 GPA Major: English
Shanequa Sanders York College Track & Field / 3.10 GPA Major: Health & Physical Education
Shanell Sapp Hunter College Basketball / 3.28 GPA Major: Theater
Jaclyn Scimone College of Staten Island Softball / 3.40 GPA Major: English
Jason Van Sluytman Hunter College Cross Country, Track & Field / 3.04 GPA Major: Physics
Peiny Tan Baruch College Cross Country / 3.18 GPA Major: Marketing
Jaroslav Usenko Hunter College Tennis / 3.97 GPA Major: Chemistry
Michele Villalta Baruch College Volleyball / 3.70 GPA Major: Economics
Greg Van Voorhis Lehman College Tennis / 3.81 GPA Major: English
Dwayne Uriri York College Basketball / 3.80 GPA Major: Computer Information Systems
Ariana Weitzman Brooklyn College Basketball, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball / 3.33 GPA Major: Computer Science
April Williams Hunter College Basketball, Softball / 3.10 GPA Major: Physical Education
Nora Wnuk Hunter College Volleyball, Softball / 3.06 GPA Major: Psychology

CUNY 2001-02 All-Americans

Paulette Baldwin Lehman College Indoor Track & Field / 55 Meter Hurdles - 1st Place
Nabie Fofanah Lehman College Indoor Track & Field  / 55 Meter Dash - 5th Place
Candace Mussenden York College Indoor Track & Field / 4 x 400 Meter Relay - 5th Place
Shanequa Sanders York College Indoor Track & Field / 4 x 400 Meter Relay - 5th Place
Shakima Thomas York College Indoor Track & Field / 4 x 400 Meter Relay - 5th Place
Mario Villa Hunter College Wrestling / 133 Pounds - 8th Place
Alecia Watson Lehman College Indoor Track & Field / Triple Jump - 5th Place
Daphine Wilson York College Indoor Track & Field / 4 x 400 Meter Relay - 5th Place

CUNY Scholar-Athletes of the Year 

Margaret Bernard Hunter College / 2.77 GPA / Softball, Volleyball
Duwayne Boyce John Jay College / 2.50 GPA / Soccer, Tennis
Wady Cruz Bronx CC / 3.58 GPA / Baseball
Sophia Fasolikas Queensborough CC / 3.83 GPA / Basketball, Softball, Volleyball

Liz Bevacqua Hunter College / 3.25 GPA / Softball
Brenda Deane Borough of Manhattan CC /
2.73 GPA / Volleyball
Mark Green York College /
3.80 GPA / Basketball
Steven Service Bronx CC / 3.69 GPA / Soccer

Misao Ikushima Borough of Manhattan CC / 3.65 GPA / Volleyball
Jeff Koinange Kingsborough CC /
4.00 GPA / Soccer
Novella Lewis Baruch College /
3.75 GPA / Basketball
Rob Roesch College of Staten Island / 3.50 GPA / Basketball

Annie Boucher Queensborough CC / 3.18 GPA / Tennis
Krista Brooks Hunter College /
3.01 GPA / Basketball, Volleyball
Brian Sullivan Kingsborough CC /
3.69 GPA / Baseball
Marc Wilkins City College of New York / 3.58 GPA / Swimming

Lisa Daley Bronx CC / 3.12 GPA / Track & Field
Fred Marinaccio College of Staten Island /
3.25 GPA / Basketball
Hilary Williams Baruch College /
3.60 GPA / Basketball
Koray Yilmaz NYC Technical College / 3.57 GPA / Soccer

Christie Alcid Lehman College / 3.73 GPA / Cross Country, Track & Field
Caroline Barangan Hunter College /
3.65 GPA / Tennis
Lori Dambrosio Kingsborough CC /
3.80 GPA / Softball
Hayden Wilson NYC Technical College / 3.75 GPA / Soccer

Oral Griffiths Bronx CC / 3.90 GPA / Soccer
Kerry Lewis John Jay College / 3.50 GPA / Basketball, Softball, Volleyball
Luciana Mauro Queensborough CC / 3.67 GPA / Basketball, Volleyball
Trevor Payne City College of New York / 3.56 GPA / Soccer

Roger Aldridge Queensborough CC / 3.89 GPA / Soccer
Diane Augustus Bronx CC / 3.37 GPA / Track & Field, Volleyball
Ajay Bajwa City College of New York / 3.67 GPA / Lacrosse
Renee Piechocki Hunter College / 3.87 GPA / Tennis

Junior Baptiste Bronx CC / 3.15 GPA / Soccer
Marjorie Bien-Aime Bronx CC / 3.31 GPA / Volleyball
Mark Carbone Hunter College / 3.53 GPA / Cross Country, Track & Field
Sybil Smith Baruch College / 3.04 GPA / Basketball, Volleyball

Moriah Eskow Hunter College / 3.61 GPA / Cross Country, Track & Field
Samuel Martin-Yeboah Bronx CC /
4.00 GPA / Soccer
Sean McGee Baruch College /
3.45 GPA / Basketball
Jennifer Schojan Queensborough CC / 3.47 GPA / Basketball

Juan Coronado Lehman College / 3.76 GPA / Baseball
Jenifer Edwards Borough of Manhattan CC /
3.80 GPA / Basketball
Artem Gonopolskiy Kingsborough CC /
3.43 GPA / Tennis
Cathy Luksa Hunter College /
3.52 GPA / Softball

Roan Dawkins Bronx CC / 4.00 GPA / Soccer
Nigel Franklyn Hunter College / 3.45 GPA / Soccer, Track & Field
Collette Henry York College / 3.70 GPA / Track & Field
Jennifer Szalajko Kingsborough CC /
3.81 GPA / Basketball, Softball

Stephen Aboagye Bronx CC / 3.52 GPA / Soccer
Grzegorz Lada Hunter College / 3.75 GPA / Soccer
Gabriella Nagy College of Staten Island / 3.91 GPA / Softball, Tennis
Laura Viligiardi Borough of Manhattan CC /
3.15 GPA / Volleyball

Domenico Crocenzi Kingsborough CC / 3.90 GPA / Soccer
Francesca Kennedy Kingsborough CC / 3.70 GPA / Softball, Volleyball
Zoya Koroleva Hunter College / 3.73 GPA / Tennis
Alejandro Romero City College of New York / 3.13 GPA / Volleyball

Mukhtar Conry Kingsborough CC / 3.24 GPA / Basketball
Marisa Duke Borough of Manhattan CC / 3.61 GPA / Volleyball
Jana Makajeva Lehman College / 3.82 GPA / Swimming, Track & Field
Arnold Zelaya Baruch College / 3.98 GPA / Soccer

Jean Marc Legros Queensborough CC / 3.46 GPA / Soccer
Tekela Robinson Borough of Manhattan CC / 3.76 GPA / Volleyball
Kirk-Dean Scarlett City College of New York / 3.53 GPA / Soccer, Track & Field
Melissa Shea Hunter College / 3.89 GPA / Cross Country, Swimming, Track & Field

2002 CUNY Student-Athletes of the Year

Tekela Robinson

Tekela Robinson

College: Borough of Manhattan Community College
Tekela Robinson exploded on the scene in 1999, both on and off the volleyball court at Borough of Manhattan Community College. During that season, Tekela was named CUNY Tournament   Most Valuable Player, Region XV Player of the Year and a first-team NJCAA All-American. A 28-year old import from Trinidad, Tekela took the following year off from volleyball, but returned in 2001 to again capture the CUNY Tournament title and MVP trophy. Although this season was quite different for the student-athlete at the TriBeCa school located just six blocks away from Ground Zero. "We couldn't practice or go to school," said Tekela. "We had to scramble to get to games. It was a crazy time to say the least." In two seasons, the 5'9 outside hitter led head coach Olga Lorenzo's team to an outstanding 49-7 record. Tekela, a two-time Academic All-Region honoree, will graduate this month with a 3.76 GPA and an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts. In September, she will head to Queens College, an NCAA Division II school, on a volleyball scholarship.

Melissa Shea

Melissa Shea

College: Hunter College
Rarely flamboyant but always making a splash, Melissa Shea has been a solid multi-sport performer since her arrival at Hunter College in 1998. The Sayville, NY, native became a four-year standout in cross country, swimming, and track for the Hawks while maintaining a 3.89 GPA with a double major in Sociology & Womenís Studies. Melissa is the first woman in conference history to compete on four championship teams in cross country. She was a three-time top ten finisher in the conference finals and helped Hunter advance to a trio of NCAA Regional Championships. She also competed in both indoor track, helping the Hawks win one CUNYAC Championship, and outdoor track. During the winter months, Melissa became a ten-time medalist (five gold, four silver, one bronze) at the CUNYAC Championships in swimming during the eventís three-year history. Hunter won the CUNYAC Championship in 2002 after two runner-up finishes in prior years. Always eager to broaden her educational horizons, Mel-issa has spent the Spring 2002 semester participating in the Study Abroad Program in France.

Kirk-Dean Scarlett

Kirk-Dean Scarlett

College: City College of New York
In the fall of 2001, the CCNY men's soccer team won school's first CUNYAC Regular Season title since 1994, and earned a berth in the ECAC Championships. After falling short in both tourna-ments, captain Kirk-Dean Scarlett felt like he could give a little more, so he joined the indoor track team and qualified for the ECAC's in the 200 meter dash. This is Kirk-Dean, a native of the Island of Jamaica, who emigrated with his family to Brooklyn six years ago while in high school. An architecture major with a 3.53 GPA, his soccer squad went to the ECAC Semifinals this past season and he qualified for the ECAC's in the 200m Indoors and the 400m Outdoors. Also, the 6' two-time CUNYAC soccer all-star finally won a CUNY title, in Indoor Track & Field. Off the field, Kirk-Dean has been honored many times for his achievements through scholarships and academic all-star teams. Kirk-Dean will graduate Magna Cum Laude following this semester and begin pursuing his career, "I am just now getting the experience necessary to be a architect, but I will not know for years what I am capable of achieving."

Jean Marc Legros 

Jean Marc Legros

College: Queensborough Community College
Jean Marc Legros came to the United States from Haiti two years ago, and immediately enrolled at Queensborough Community College. He will graduate next semester with an Associate Degree in Computer Engineering Technology, boasting a 3.46 GPA. A soccer player since he was six, Jean made an immediate impact on the QCC team this year, leading the Tigers to the CUNY Tournament final. "Jean is a leader by example," claimed Tigers head coach Calvin Salmon. "He gives 100% in every practice and every game. During the 2001 season Jean played every position except goalkeeper. He was invaluable member of the team and has excellent skills. He will be very successful in his future endeavors because of these attributes." Jean leans on his two older brothers, who also live with him in the St. Albans section of Queens, for guidance. He expects to graduate in January and go right to a four-year college hopefully via an athletic or academic scholarship. "Playing soccer at Queensborough and for Coach Salmon has made me a better person. It is an experience that has changed my life and my focus for the better."

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