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In Review

ALL-STAR HONORSFour Named Academic All-Americans
all_americansSayaka Abe (Photo: Athletics and recreation)

Four Rochester students were selected as Academic All-Americans by the College Sports Information Directors of America for 2016–17, a recognition of their athletic and academic achievements.

Sayaka Abe ’17, a chemical engineering major and captain of the field hockey team, was named to the At-Large Team. An All-American midfielder, Abe received the Merle Spurrier Award from the Department of Athletics and Recreation this year as the senior female athlete who has made the most outstanding contribution to the women’s athletic program. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was a member of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society.

all_americansEmily Simon (Photo: Athletics and recreation)

Swimmer Emily Simon ’17, a brain and cognitive sciences major who helped lead the Yellowjackets to multiple Liberty League titles, was named to the At-Large Team. A three-time All-American, Simon received the University’s Rigby Wile Prize in biology. A volunteer at the Rochester Pediatric Center, she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

all_americansEric Franklin (Photo: Athletics and recreation)

Eric Franklin ’17, a microbiology major and multiple medal winner in track and field, was named to the Cross Country and Track and Field Team. An all-conference honoree, he received the Peter DiPasquale Award as the top senior male scholar athlete. A biology lab research assistant, a workshop leader in biology, and member of the Meridian Society in the Office of Admissions, Franklin is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He was also selected as a Take Five Scholar for the 2017–18 year.

all_americansKylee Bartlett (Photo: Athletics and recreation)

Kylee Bartlett ’19, a brain and cognitive sciences major and a two-time national champion, was named to the Cross Country and Track and Field Team. A national title holder in both the indoor pentathlon and the outdoor heptathlon (see page 24), she was voted as the Field Performer of the Meet for both the indoor and outdoor New York State championships.

Beginning with the 1990–91 academic year, at least one Yellowjacket has been named an Academic All-American in each of the past 26 years.

Overall, Rochester has earned a total of 99 Academic All-America honors since the program began in 1952.