Stony Brook University student-athletes Alyssa Costello and Chandrika Joshi have earned Spring SUNY Scholar Athlete of the Year honors for their excellence in athletics and academics.
Costello, a sophomore outfielder on the Stony Brook softball team, was named to the All-Conference First Team, was a member of the CAA Softball All-Tournament Team, and was selected to the NFCA Division I All-Region Team. She led the CAA in batting average (.405) and ranked top-five in several offensive categories, including slugging percentage (.671), RBI (38), hits (68), doubles (13), runs (38) and home runs (9). Costello also had one of the best offensive seasons that any Seawolf has had; her 68 hits were the fourth-most in program history and her .405 average was the sixth-best ever. Costello is a biochemistry major with a 3.82 overall GPA.
Joshi led the women’s tennis team in total victories (22), singles wins (13) and winning percentage this season by going 22-15 overall (59.5%). During the spring, the CAA Honor Roll recipient dominated her opponents as she won at least four-straight matches on two different occasions. In CAA play this season, the junior went 3-1 with wins over Towson, Monmouth and Hofstra. Joshi, a junior, is a business major with a 3.89 overall GPA.
The Spring SUNY Scholar Athlete Awards — announced by SUNY Chancellor John B. King, Jr. — recognized 27 student-athletes from SUNY colleges and universities sponsoring intercollegiate athletics at the four- and two-year levels who were nominated and voted upon by representatives of their respective institutions. Nominating information includes cumulative grade point average, current and career statistics, and athletic and academic honors.
For complete information on Costello and Joshi, visit the Athletics website.