Two student-athletes have garnered awards that reflect their work inside the classroom as well as in athletics. Nick Montesano ’15 of the men’s cross country and track and field teams has earned the Donald Snygg Award while Bridget Smith ’15 of the women’s ice hockey team won the Oswego Woman Scholar Athlete Award.
These awards are presented to Laker student-athletes who have demonstrated athletic and academic success in at least two years of participation, while having earned a minimum 3.3 cumulative grade point average, and are voted on by athletic department staff.
Montesano, who carried a grade-point average of 3.83 in graphic design, is a four-year member of both the cross country team and the track and field team, serving as a captain for both squads this year. He has been on the SUNYAC All-Academic list since 2011 and the Commissioner’s List since 2012.
Smith, who had a 3.69 overall GPA in chemistry, was a member of the women’s ice hockey team since freshman year. The goaltender has repeatedly been recognized for her performance in the classroom, being named to the ECAC West All-Academic team every year since 2012, the SUNYAC All-Academic list since 2011 and the SUNYAC Commissioner’s List since 2012.
The Hamburg, N.Y., native received numerous awards for her efforts in net, including ECAC West First Team All-Conference 2014-15 and most recently ACHA First Team All-America, the first player in program history to receive that honor. Her 35 wins in net is the most in program history.