Stonehill Holds Annual Academic Excellence Recognition Breakfast

16 student-athletes receive St. Thomas Aquinas medals
Maura Tyrrell earns Outstanding Faculty Member Award

2011 Stonehill St. Thomas Aquinas Medal Recipients. Front (l-r): Paige Frost, Suzanne Adler, Elizabeth Belanger, Erin Kelly, Kayla Green, Teresa McGinley, Katy Abarr, Emily Rousseau. Back (l-r): Sean Lowry, Jason Lynch, Jonathan Burke, Dana Borges, Tyler Hebert, Christopher Fragomeni. Not present: Erin Carmone and Nick Nardacci.


EASTON, Mass. (April 8, 2011) - Stonehill College held its annual Academic Excellence Recognition Breakfast in the Gartland Room at Donahue Hall this morning. The event is the signature event for the College in recognition of National Student-Athlete Day as administrators and athletic staff presented St. Thomas Aquinas medals as well as its Outstanding Faculty Member Award.

The event honors student-athletes from Stonehill’s 20 varsity programs who have the highest cumulative grade point average on their respective teams through the Fall 2010 semester. Those students are presented with St. Thomas Aquinas, Patron Saint of Students, Medals.

In addition, sophomore Emily Dolan (Lacrosse, Wis./Aquinas), a member of Stonehill's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, presented the athletic department's Outstanding Faculty Member Award to Maura Tyrrell, professor of biology at Stonehill.

Earning St. Thomas Aquinas Medals were:

Kathleen Abarr (Richmond, R.I./The Prout School), Senior, Softball

Suzanne Adler (Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Valley), Sophomore, Equestrian

Elizabeth Belanger (Hooksett, N.H./Manchester Central), Sophomore, Women’s Soccer

Dana Borges (Taunton, Mass./Coyle & Cassidy), Sophomore, Ice Hockey

Jonathan Burke (Wakefield, R.I./South Kingstown), Senior, Men’s Tennis

Erin Carmone (Riverside, R.I./East Providence), Sophomore Cross Country/Track & Field

Christopher Fragomeni (South Kingstown, R.I./Bishop Hendricken), Junior, Football

Paige Frost (Brigantine, N.J./Holy Spirit), Sophomore, Women’s Tennis

Kayla Green (Londonderry, N.H./Londonderry), Sophomore, Women’s Lacrosse

Tyler Hebert (Rockland, Mass./Sacred Heart), Senior, Men's Soccer

Erin Kelly (Tinley Park, Ill./Marist), Sophomore, Volleyball

Sean Lowry (Butler, Pa./Butler), Junior, Men's Basketball

Jason Lynch (Lynbrook, N.Y./Lynbrook), Senior, Men's Cross Country/Track

Teresa McGinley (Sandwich, Mass./Bishop Stang), Sophomore, Field Hockey

Nicholas Nardacci (Glenmont, N.Y./Bethlehem Central), Senior, Baseball

Emily Rousseau (Biddeford, Maine/Biddeford), Senior, Women's Basketball