Jon Korhonen, Owen Scollan Named Atlantic 10 Student-Athletes of the Year For Indoor Track and Swimming
March 1, 2005
PHILADELPHIA - Senior Jon Korhonen (Gardner, Mass.) was named the Atlantic 10 Indoor Track & Field Student-Athlete of the Year, while senior Owen Scollan (Lowell, Mass.) was named the Atlantic 10 Men's Swimming & Diving Student-Athlete of the Year as announced by Stephen Haug, the league's associate director for communications, on Tuesday.
Jenna Darcy of La Salle was named Atlantic 10 Student-Athlete of the Year in women's indoor track & field, while Duquesne's Deidre Rodeheaver was named the female Student-Athlete of the Year in swimming & diving.
Voting was conducted among the Conference's sports information directors. To be eligible, a student-athlete for have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and be an important part of the team.
Korhonen earned a silver medal in the mile at the 2005 Atlantic 10 Championship with a time of 4:14.15 and ran a leg of the winning 4x800m relay which posted a winning time of 7:53.57. An IC4A qualifier in the mile, the Gardner, MA, native holds the top times on the Massachusetts squad in three events this season and placed first in the mile at the New England Championships, Feb. 25-26.
Off the track, Korhonen boasts a 3.94 cumulative grade point average majoring in communications. The senior is a two-time selection to the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll and garnered Academic All-Conference honors in outdoor track & field in 2004.
Along with Darcy, the women's indoor track & field Academic All-Conference team consists of teammate Rachel Papin; Emily Anderson and Heidi Westerling of Rhode Island; Temple's Rachel Clinton; Sarah Fetterman and Melissa Stewart of Duquesne; Dayton's Kelly Pohlman; Amanda Russell of Richmond; and Maureen Zivic of Fordham.
Korhonen is joined on the men's indoor track & field Academic All-Conference team by teammate Matt Clark (Worcester, Mass.); Collin Martin and Doug Rick of Saint Joseph's; Daniel McGrath of La Salle; Temple's Wendell Raulston; Mike Rozea of Fordham; Xavier's Chris Tieke; Brett Walton of Richmond; and Adam Zucconi of Rhode Island.
Scollan was a member of three medal-winning relays and finished sixth in the 100-yard freestyle (47.08) in leading Massachusetts to its Conference-record fifth consecutive Atlantic 10 Swimming & Diving Championship. One of two senior captains, the Lowell, MA, resident ranked among the top five competitors in three different individual events for the Minutemen and was a first-team All-Conference selection in 2003-04.
Out of the pool, Scollan maintains a 3.81 grade point average as a management major. The senior has been twice named to the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll as well as the UMass Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
Joining Scollan on the men's swimming & diving Academic All-Conference team are Adrian Blaszczak, Patrick Doret and Seth Johnson of St. Bonaventure; Duquesne's Scott Darwin and Doug Yeager; Ben Marzolf, Shaun Porter and John Stoneburner of Fordham; and Matt Young of Xavier.
Joining Rodeheaver on the women's swimming & diving Academic All-Conference team are teammates Amy Gersbach and Jillian Rupinski; Jackie Babich and Cindy deVries of St. Bonaventure; Richmond's Brooke Boncher; Katie Greiner of Fordham; George Washington's Katura Horton-Perincheif; Dana Hunter of Xavier; and sophomore Mary Jenkins (Acton, Mass.) of Massachusetts.
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