CLEVELAND, OH - The Mid-American Conference announced today the Distinguished Scholar Athletes from the eight spring sports during this 2017-18 academic season as 138 students were voted by faculty athletic representatives at MAC institutions representing the 'best of the best' from each sports Academic All-MAC Teams. Buffalo, which sponsors teams in five of the right sports, had seven individuals named Distinguished Scholar Athletes.
Men's Outdoor Track and Field
Benjamin Cardamone, Sophomore, 3.473 GPA, Electrical Engineering
Ryan Cribbin, Senior, 3.269 GPA, Chemical Engineering
Chimaobi Ezeilo, Sophomore, 3.606 GPA, Computer Science
*John McCarthy, Senior, 3.992, Biology
Women's Outdoor Track and Field
#Selina Von Jackowski, Junior, 3.74 GPA, Management
Hao Sheng Koay, Sophomore, 3.406 GPA, Electrical Engineering
*Chantal Martinez Blanco, Junior, 3.739 GPA, Economics
*2016-17 Distinguished Scholar-Athlete
2015-16 Distinguished Scholar-Athlete
The Distinguished Scholar Athlete is an award in its fourth year given to students who have excelled in athletics and academics. Following each season from the spring sports schedule, any student with a 3.20 GPA and participation in at least 50 percent of the contests was automatically named to the previously announced Academic All-MAC Team from each sport. Also, first-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence were not eligible for the award.
From the Academic All-MAC Teams, the faculty athletic representatives selected the 'best of the best' of our Academic All-MAC Teams to be honored with Distinguished Scholar Athlete Award for the 2017-18 season. The number of Distinguished Scholar Athletes from each sport were equivalent to the number of first-team selections or 20% of nominees, whichever was greater.