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  • be a bison

    The term student-athlete signifi es The term student-athlete signifi es something extraordinary on the campus something extraordinary on the campus of Bucknell University. of Bucknell University.

    Being a BisonBeing a Bison means that you have means that you have the rare blend of physical skills along the rare blend of physical skills along with the drive and passion needed to with the drive and passion needed to succeed at the highest level of collegiate succeed at the highest level of collegiate athletics. athletics.

    Being a BisonBeing a Bison also means that you also means that you are a scholar fi rst and foremost. You be-are a scholar fi rst and foremost. You be-lieve that values associated with Division lieve that values associated with Division I athletics, such as time management, I athletics, such as time management, leadership, teamwork and grace under leadership, teamwork and grace under pressure, are but a part of a well-rounded pressure, are but a part of a well-rounded college experience. college experience.

    At Bucknell, our students, faculty and At Bucknell, our students, faculty and staff pride themselves as national leaders staff pride themselves as national leaders in upholding the scholar-athlete ideal in upholding the scholar-athlete ideal that balances a challenging academic that balances a challenging academic program with the demands of successful program with the demands of successful Division I athletics. Division I athletics. Being a BisonBeing a Bison means means that you have pledged to be a student-that you have pledged to be a student-athlete in the purest sense. In doing so, athlete in the purest sense. In doing so, you will be rewarded for a lifetime. you will be rewarded for a lifetime.

    What it means toWhat it means to

    ... the pursuit of athletics in college need ... the pursuit of athletics in college need not interfere with a fellows studies, and not interfere with a fellows studies, and if you give a boy a well developed body his if you give a boy a well developed body his brain will get the benefit of it.brain will get the benefit of it.

    Christy Mathewson in his book Christy Mathewson in his book Won Won in the Ninthin the Ninth, written in 1910, written in 1910

    The Bison Celebrate their 2014 Patriot League Title

  • All-CWPA TeamAll-CWPA TeamHANNAH SUNDAYHANNAH SUNDAY

    Third Team All-AmericanThird Team All-AmericanMAYOWA ALLIMAYOWA ALLI

    Lightweight All-AmericanLightweight All-AmericanJENNIFER FISHJENNIFER FISH

    Honorable Mention Honorable Mention All-AmericanAll-AmericanJACK ELSEJACK ELSE

    Patriot League Patriot League Rookie of YearRookie of YearCLAIRE DCLAIRE DeeBOERBOER

    Captial One Academic Captial One Academic All-DistrictAll-District

    TREVOR REITZTREVOR REITZ

    Patriot League All-AcademicPatriot League All-Academic3x All-Conference3x All-ConferenceLAUREN BERNARDLAUREN BERNARD

    EIWA ChampionEIWA Champion2x NCAA Qualifi er2x NCAA Qualifi er

    JOE STOLFIJOE STOLFI

    3x PL Scholar-Athlete of Year3x PL Scholar-Athlete of YearIWLCA D-I Scholar-Athlete IWLCA D-I Scholar-Athlete

    of Yearof YearKATELYN MILLERKATELYN MILLER

    2x Academic All-American2x Academic All-AmericanJOE MEYERJOE MEYER

    Patriot League Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of YearScholar-Athlete of Year

    EMILY WAKSMUNSKIEMILY WAKSMUNSKI

    3rd Team All-American3rd Team All-AmericanCampbell Trophy Semifi nalistCampbell Trophy Semifi nalist

    TRACEY SMITHTRACEY SMITHLightweight All-AmericanLightweight All-American

    VICTORIA CATHARINEVICTORIA CATHARINE

    Honorable Mention Honorable Mention All-AmericanAll-American

    JACKSON PLACEJACKSON PLACE

    BUCKNELL BISON ATHLETICSSETTING THE STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE

    Bucknell takes great pride in its commitment to excellence on and off the playing fi elds. From Presidents Cups to Academic All-Americans to gradua-tion rates that are ranked annually in the national top-10, Bucknell is clearly at the head of the class when it comes to upholding the scholar-athlete ideal.

    According to federal data released by the NCAA each fall, Bucknells student-athlete graduation rate annually ranks in the top 10 among all Division I institutions. Bucknell has led the nation in graduation rates three times, including most recently in the fall of 2013.

    Bucknell has claimed a league-high 136 Patriot League Scholar-Ath-letes of the Year since the leagues inception as an all-sports conference in 1990-91.

    A total of 402 Bison appeared on the Patriot League Academic Hon-or Roll in 2013-14 after recording a GPA of 3.2 or better during their sports competition season. Among all BU student-athletes, 498 made the Deans List with GPAs of 3.5 or better during 2013-14.

    In addition to the 126 Capital One Academic All-Americans produced since 1970, Bucknell has also claimed 341 Academic All-District honor-ees over the same span, including three in 2013-14.

    Bucknell has earned 98 Patriot League championships in 24 years in the league. In addition, Bucknell has had 125 conference players of the year, 104 PL coaches of the year and a whopping 581 individual league champions from sports such as cross country, track & fi eld, swimming & diving, tennis and golf.

    25 of Bucknells 27 varsity squads posted team GPAs of 3.0 or better in the spring of 2014.

    Bucknell has captured the Patriot League Presidents Cup, signifying the leagues all-sports champion, 18 times in the 24-year history of the affi liation, including 14 of the last 17 years.

    Bucknell ranks FIFTH in the nation (to Nebraska, Notre Dame, Penn State and Stanford) in total number of Capital One Academic All-Amer-ica selections with 126.

    A major element in ensuring Bucknells commitment to athletics excel-lence is the Kenneth G. Langone Athletics & Recreation Center, which opened fully in 2003. One of the fi nest collegiate athletics facilities of its kind, the center includes the 4,000-seat Sojka Pavilion, the Olym-pic class Kinney Natatorium, the Krebs Family Fitness Center and the Berger Family Weight Room. A Hall of Fame area, a display of Bucknells Medal of Honor recipients, an Academic All-America wall, a sports med-icine suite, modern offi ces for coaches and staff , and locker room and classroom space are also included in the facilitys layout.

  • Jerry Rice Award Watch ListJerry Rice Award Watch ListC.J. WILLIAMSC.J. WILLIAMS

    ECAC ChampionECAC ChampionKELLY PONTECORVOKELLY PONTECORVO

    Patriot League Patriot League Player of the YearPlayer of the Year

    NICK BYBELNICK BYBEL

    PL Scholar-Athlete of YearPL Scholar-Athlete of YearNFCA All-RegionNFCA All-Region

    CYDNEE SANDERSCYDNEE SANDERS

    Patriot League Player of YearPatriot League Player of YearHonorable Mention Honorable Mention

    All-AmericanAll-AmericanCAMERON AYERSCAMERON AYERS

    Capital OneCapital OneAcademic All-DistrictAcademic All-District

    HANNAH BONOTTOHANNAH BONOTTO

    Patriot League Outdoor Patriot League Outdoor Track Athlete of MeetTrack Athlete of Meet

    CHRISTIAN LUPICACHRISTIAN LUPICA

    Patriot League Patriot League All-Academic TeamAll-Academic TeamJESSICA SERRATOJESSICA SERRATO

    Patriot League Patriot League All-Academic TeamAll-Academic TeamSCHUYLER STITZERSCHUYLER STITZER

    PL Scholar-Athlete of YearPL Scholar-Athlete of YearNFCHA All-RegionNFCHA All-Region

    RACHEL MISKORACHEL MISKO

    Honorable Mention Honorable Mention All-AmericanAll-American

    STEFAN ALEKSICSTEFAN ALEKSIC

    Patriot League Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of YearScholar-Athlete of Year

    MARIA CIOFFIMARIA CIOFFI

    NCBWA District I NCBWA District I Player of YearPlayer of YearCOREY FURMANCOREY FURMAN

    NSCAA All-RegionNSCAA All-RegionPoland National TeamPoland National Team

    EVELYN NICINSKIEVELYN NICINSKI

    BUCKNELL BISON ATHLETICSA NATIONAL MODEL IN PROMOTING THE SCHOLAR-ATHLETE IDEAL

    Bucknell Athletics is fi rst and foremost a student-centered organization, one that strives to be a national leader when it comes to operating by a true scholar-athlete model. At Bucknell, student-athletes academic programs are their fi rst priority, and providing a competitive Division I athletics program only advances the mission, values and residential learning goals of the university. To that end, the Department of Athletics and Recreation proactively seeks ways to assist student-athletes in their daily academic pursuits. Below are just some of the student-athlete support programs currently in place.

    BUCKNELL BISON LEADERSHIP ACADEMY: In 2011-12, the Department of Athletics launched the Bucknell Bison Leadership Academy. This program is designed to help student-athletes learn how to be eff ective leaders on and off the playing fi elds. The Leadership Academy features programming and instruction that bridge theory, development and real experiences in an interactive learning environment. Through this endeavor, team leaders can enhance their impact on their teammates and their programs performance immediately and for years to come.

    FACULTY ATHLETICS REPRESENTATIVE: The faculty athletics representative (FAR) is a member of the faculty or administrative staff who is designated to represent Buck-nell in its relationships with the NCAA and the Patriot League. Bucknells FAR is Mitch Chernin, Professor of Biology. The FAR can enhance the student-athlete experience by promoting a balance between academics, athletics and the social lives of student-athletes, which aff ords them opportunities to enjoy a full range of collegiate experiences.

    SIDELINE COACH PROGRAM: This program is a truly unique initiative in Division I college athletics, and it involves the invitation of a member of the faculty, administration, staff or community by o