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Six from Women's Tennis Named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

Liza Blank added an Academic Honor Roll nod to her Academic All-Patriot League selection

June 26, 2012

EASTON, Pa. - Six members of the Lafayette women's tennis team have earned Patriot League Academic Honor Roll status, as announced by the league office. Eligible student-athletes must have earned a grade-point average of 3.20 or higher in the spring semester while competing in a winter or spring Patriot League-sponsored sport.

Recent graduate Katherine Charchalis '12 heads the list with a team-best 3.85 grade-point average. The native of Phoenix, Md., who earned a degree in Economics & Business in May, wraps up her career with three Academic Honor Roll selections. Fellow graduate Caitlin Gordon '12 landed on the Honor Roll with a 3.43 GPA in her final semester as a double major in Government & Law and History.

Rising juniors Lucy Bass (Engineering, 3.68 GPA) and Liza Blank (Psychology and Spanish, 3.48) each netted their second Honor Roll mention, while classmate Austin Denesuk (Anthropology & Sociology and Government & Law, 3.50) nabbed her first career selection. Blank was also a member of the Academic All-Patriot League squad.

Amanda Kusnierz rounds out the list after posting a 3.50 GPA as a Government & Law major following her freshman campaign.

Lafayette was one of four Patriot League women's tennis teams to share the league best of six Academic Honor Roll selections.

The Leopards, who are led by head coach Eric Ratchford, recently earned a Public Recognition Award from the NCAA for scoring among the top 10 percent in its sport in Academic Progress Rate (APR). The women's tennis team was one of 13 Lafayette squads to earn a Public Recognition Award.