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June 29 - WEXFORD, Pa. – A total of 29 Bethany College student-athletes were honored recently when the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) released its Spring 2011 Academic Honor Roll.

In all, 364 student-athletes from league schools were named to the honor roll, which recognizes those on spring varsity athletic teams who earned a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale during the semester of their competition. It’s the highest number of Bison on the spring honor roll since 2007 (32).

A pair of women’s sports posted the highest number on the Honor Roll, as the PAC champion softball program, as well as women’s basketball team both had six. Baseball and women’s track & field was next with five each and women’s swimming & diving totaled three.
Below is a complete list of Bethany’s honorees:

Name Class Major
Hometown/ High School
Cassondra Allen Jr. Social Work Track & Field Washington, Pa./
Sarah Atkins Jr. Elem. Education Swimming Heath, Ohio/Heath
Rachel Benda Fr. Social Work
W. Basketball
Bridgeport, Pa./Bridgeport
Mindy Bierhals Fr. Math Education Softball Saxonburg, Pa./Knoch
Rebecca Braithwaite Fr. Psychology W. Basketball Pittsburgh, Pa./
Chartiers Valley
Melissa Davis So. Psychology/Social Work
Track & Field
Lancaster, Ohio/Lancaster
Tyler Dillinger Sr. History Education
McKeesport, Pa./McKeesport
Eric Fudala Sr. Business Baseball Uniontown, Pa./
Laurel Highlands
Emily Jump  So. Physical Education Softball Milford, Del./Polytech
Josh Lawrence Sr. Physical Education
Mather, Pa./
Kelli McAbier Sr. Math Education
Track & Field
Gnadenhutten, Ohio/
Indian Valley
Ryan McFadden Sr. Elementary Education M. Basketball Columbus, Ohio/
Mount Vernon Acad.
Kristina Moff Jr. Elementary Education Track & Field Berlin Center, Ohio/
Western Reserve
Courtney Newland Sr. Elementary Education Softball Carmichaels, Pa./Carmichaels
Kaitlyn Pitchok So. Biology
Weirton, W.Va./Weir
Katie Powell  Fr. Equine Studies
Track & Field
Belleville, W.Va./Homeschooled
Sara Reass Jr. Elementary Education Swimming Newtown, Pa./Council Rock
Ryan Rokisky Sr. Political Science Tennis/Golf Weirton, W.Va./Weirton Madonna
Heidi Soriano So. Elementary Education
Austintown, Ohio/Austintown Fitch
Stephen Stanley Fr. Business/
Baseball Meyersdale, Pa./
Meyersdale Area
Ryan Summers  Jr. Pre-Physical Therapy M. Basketball Sistersville, W.Va./
Tyler Consolidated
Kayla Taormina So. Pre-Physical Therapy W. Basketball Monaca, Pa./Quigley
Maria Vallone So. Physical Education Softball Rochester. N.Y./Webster Schroeder
Josh Wentz So. Forensic Chemistry  Track & Field Phillipi, W.Va./Philip Barbour
Skylar Williams Fr. Physical Education W. Basketball Jefferson Hills, Pa./
Thomas Jefferson
Anne Wilson Jr. Communication W. Basketball Saegertown, Pa./Cambridge Springs
Cory Yarrington Fr. Undeclared Cross Country Berkeley Springs, W.Va./
Berkeley Springs
David Yuna Jr. Biology Baseball Bridgeville, Pa./South Fayette
Kelly Zogran Jr. Physical Education W. Basketball Pittsburgh, Pa./
Thomas Jefferson