Seven Named To Patriot League Volleyball Academic Honor Roll

Ariana Mankus


Ariana Mankus

Jan. 31, 2013

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Sophomore setter Mary Vaccaro, the 2012 Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year, headlined a group of seven Army players and 71 student-athletes across the league named to this year's Patriot League Volleyball Academic Honor Roll.

Joining Vaccaro earning honor roll accolades was senior co-captains Ariana Mankus and Francine Vasquez. Juniors Christiana Fairfield, Margaux Jarka and Lauren Wood, along with freshman Zoe Kreitenberg, rounded out the group of Black Knights on the list.

Mankus, the 2012 Patriot League Player of the Year, garnered a spot on the conference's honor roll for the fourth-straight year, while Vasquez was honored for the second year in a row. Wood is a three-time honoree and Jarka, Fairfield and Kreitenberg got the nod for the first time this spring.

Lehigh led the 2012 list with 13 selections, followed by American and Bucknell, which placed 11 apiece. Colgate, Lafayette and Navy followed with eight each, while Army placed seven and Holy Cross five. For the complete list, click here.

To be eligible for the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.20 grade-point average in the semester of their sport's competition.

Patriot League Academic Honor Roll Members

Name Year   Major Fall GPA
Christiana Fairfield   Jr. Human Geography 3.560
Margaux Jarka Jr. Environmental Geography 3.547
Zoe Kreitenberg Fr. Undeclared 3.396
Ariana Mankus Sr. Art, Philosophy & Literature   3.411
Mary Vaccaro So. Kinesiology 3.587
Francine Vasquez Sr. Human Geography 3.314
Lauren Wood Jr. Engineering Management 3.424
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