BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — Utica College women’s water polo players Rebecca Merrill (So., Chelmsford, Mass./Chelmsford), Krysta Rehrig (Sr., Pennsburg, Pa./Upper Perkiomen) and Meagan Stanton (Sr., Chemung, N.Y./Waverly) were named to the Fall 2017 Empire 8 Athletic Conference President’s List.
Recipients of this honor must earn a 3.75 grade point average or higher while participating in a conference-sponsored sport. In addition, the student-athlete must display positive conduct on and off campus and be enrolled full-time at the member institution. The conference states, “Its commitment to serve the educational needs of its student-athletes is the hallmark of the Empire 8.”
The Empire 8 recognized 796 student-athletes from its sponsored sports with the President’s List distinction.
The nine full-time conference members sponsored a total of 3,907 student-athletes who combined for an Empire 8 wide fall semester grade point average of 3.22. The 3.22 GPA is the second highest in the history of the honor, falling .01 hundredth behind the Spring 2017 mark of 3.23.