Stonehill Holds Annual Academic Excellence Recognition Breakfast

17 student-athletes receive St. Thomas Aquinas medals
Sean Mulholland earns Outstanding Faculty Member Award

Stonehill's St. Thomas Aquinas Medalists for 2011-12: Front Row (l-r) - Kelly Gouveia (Field Hockey), Cassandra Lorusso (Equestrian), Kayla Green (Lacrosse), Dana Borges (Ice Hockey), Chris Martin (Tennis), Stephen Polito (Cross Country & Track & Field), Paige Frost (Tennis) and Angela Moskwa (Softball); Back Row (l-r) - Maura Ferrarini (Track & Field), Christopher Fragomeni (Football), Sean Lowry (Basketball), Christopher Agan (Soccer) and Laura Discenza (Basketball). Missing: Elizabeth Belanger (Soccer), Lynley Joynt (Cross Country), Erin Kelly (Volleyball) and Matthew Olsen (Baseball)

EASTON, Mass. (April 13, 2012) - Stonehill College held its annual Academic Excellence Recognition Breakfast in the Cleary Dining Room at Roche Dining Commons this morning. The event is the signature event for the College in recognition of National Student-Athlete Week 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 2011 semester. Those students are presented with St. Thomas Aquinas, Patron Saint of Students, Medals.

In addition, senior Sarah Galligan (West Newbury, Mass./Pentucket Regional, vice chairperson of Stonehill's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, presented the athletic department's Outstanding Faculty Member Award to Sean Mulholland, Associate Professor of Economics at Stonehill.

Mulholland is in his third year at Stonehill after spending the wo years at Mercer University as an Assistant Professor of Economics. Specializing in economic growth, environmental economics, and labor economics, his work has appeared in the Journal of Economic Growth, the Eastern Economic Journal, and the Villanova Law Review. His teaching interests also include international trade, law and economics, and the economics of race.

Earning St. Thomas Aquinas Medals were:

Christopher Agan (Niskayuna, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy), Senior, Men’s Soccer

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

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

Laura Discenza (Milford, Conn./Laurelton Hall), Senior, Women’s Basketball

Maura Ferrarini (Springfield, Mass./Springfield Cathedral), Senior, Women’s Track & Field

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

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

Kelly Gouveia (Dartmouth, Mass./Dartmouth), Sophomore, Field Hockey

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

Lynley Joynt (Guilderland, N.Y./Guilderland), Junior, Women’s Cross Country

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

Cassandra Lorusso (Weymouth, Mass./Dana Hall School), Junior, Equestrian

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

Christopher Martin (Darien, Conn./Darien), Junior, Men’s Tennis

Angela Moskwa (West Suffield, Conn./Suffield), Sophomore, Softball

Matthew Olsen (Winchester, Mass./Winchester), Senior, Baseball

Stephen Polito (Worcester, Mass./Doherty Memorial), Senior, Men’s Cross Country & Track & Field

Number of years honored marked with asterisks