May 7, 2013
WEST POINT, N.Y. -
Army sophomore Ali Cleinmark was among 11 student-athletes named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team in Tuesday's announcement by the league office. It is the fourth time a Black Knight has been selected since the award was inaugurated in 2011. She joins two-time pick Rachael Duval (2011 and 2012) and Natalia Gruenbaum (2011).
Lehigh senior Rosie Roessel was named the Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was one of two Mountain Hawks named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team. It is the third straight year that a Mountain Hawk took home the conference's top academic award.
All six league schools - Army, Bucknell, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette and Lehigh - were represented. The awards are voted on by the Patriot League's softball sports information directors, who can't select their own student-athletes.
To be eligible for the Academic All-Patriot League Team, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average and be a starter or key player in his/her sport. Freshmen or students in their first academic year at the school are not eligible for this honor.
Cleinmark, a Kinesiology major with a 3.405 GPA, has been on the Dean's List every semester at West Point, and was recently awarded the Superintendent's Award for Achievement.
After drawing duty as the designated player last year, Cleinmark worked her way into Army's starting lineup this year stepping into the first-base vacancy following the graduation of four-year starter and all-league player Alexis AuBuchon. She has drawn starts in 37 of 38 games and smacked her first career home run against Rider.
The native of Normal, Ill., has five multiple-hit games and scored a game-high three runs in a 10-1 win over East Tennessee State. She has committed just one error in 215 chances in helping Army rank first in fielding percentage (.972) in the Patriot League and 21st nationally. She was also a CoSIDA Academic All-District I nominee.
2013 Patriot League Softball Academic Awards
Scholar-Athlete of the Year Rosie Roessel, Lehigh
Academic All-Patriot League Team
Ali Cleinmark, Army, So.
Cassie Greenhawk, Bucknell, Sr.
Cydnee Sanders, Bucknell, So.
Kristen Zahn, Bucknell, So.
Emmie Dolfi, Colgate, Sr.
Eileen Ornousky, Colgate, Jr.
Alex Gustafson, Holy Cross, Jr. J
ordan Parsons, Lafayette, Sr.
Amy Gebhardt, Lafayette, Jr.
Rosie Roessel, Lehigh, Sr.
Emily Bausher, Lehigh, So.