The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUN- YAC) has named SUNY Oswego’s Emma Geyer ’18 as one of its inaugural Scholar Athletes of the Year.
Each season, the conference will recognize student-athletes not only for their efforts on the field, but their classroom performance as well. Out of hundreds of student-athletes, Geyer is just one of eight award winners for fall 2016. Each sport in each season will have one representative, unless there is a tie.
Geyer and Buffalo State’s Jenna Smolinski represent women’s soccer after each were tied in total votes on the inaugural ballot. A midfielder, Geyer has consistently been a strong student-athlete. The Liverpool, N.Y., native’s 3.81 cumulative GPA helped land her on the President’s List four times and the Dean’s List once. She has repeatedly received several academic-based scholarships, including the Father Robert E. Hall Memorial Scholarship. She has twice been named to the SUNYAC All-Academic team.
One of Geyer’s most impressive accomplishments is being selected as a SUNY Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Award recipient in 2015. The award is given to students who have combined academic excellence and outstanding athletic achievement at the Division I, Division III and NJCAA levels at SUNY schools.
On the soccer field, Geyer has been consistent for the Lakers. She has appeared in 52 games in her first three years, tallying 13 goals and seven assists. Each year, the junior has posted better numbers than her previous campaign. In 2014, Geyer closed with nine points as a freshman, followed by 10 points as a sophomore. During the most recent season, the midfielder found the back of the net six times and chipped in two assists for 14 points.
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