The State University of New York Scholar Athlete Award recognizes outstanding academic excellence and athletic achievement. This year four students from Stony Brook University — Christina Melian, Women’s Track & Field; Lucas Rock, Men’s Lacrosse; Brittany Snow, Women’s Basketball; and Dorrien Van Dyke, Women’s Lacrosse — were honored with this award.
“Recipients of this award are honored for high achievement in and out of the classroom, accomplishment marked by hard work, dedication and discipline,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “Congratulations to each of this year’s SUNY scholar athletes, and thank you to the many faculty, coaches and staff across SUNY who mentor and support them.”
Student athletes were nominated by Athletic Director Shawn Heilbron. Nominees’ academic credentials and athletic accomplishments were then reviewed by a panel of athletic directors from across the SUNY system and members of the SUNY provost’s office.
A complete list of this year’s winners is available online.