Union Owls Achieve Greatness In The Classroom!

Union Owls Achieve Greatness In The Classroom!

Winning an athletic championship is an amazing accomplishment, but it is only part of being a student-athlete.  The time that each student-athlete commits in the classroom, with their studies and their sport is exceptional, especially while in season.  Quite a few Union County College student-athletes have achieved success in both academics and athletics during the 2013 fall semester.

New for the fall 2013 semester was a structured academic program for the student-athletes called Owl’s Training Camp. The program was designed to increase the academic performance for all student-athletes at the College.  Throughout the fall semester student-athletes attended the Academic Learning Center 1,496 times for a total of 1,979.5 hours.

All-Region – 3.25 GPA or better:


Alex Acito – Track & Field

Alejandra Benitez Aldecoa – Softball

Kianna Burrell – Volleyball

Angel Concepcion – Baseball

Rafael Custodio – Men’s Lacrosse

Vanessa DaSilva – Women’s Basketball

Dayron Caldwell – Men’s Basketball

Shanaya Fitts – Track & Field

Walter Franco – Men’s Soccer

Isaac Kalema – Track & Field

Kevin Kolesar – Baseball

Katie Lennon – Track & Field

Armando Lizardo – Men’s Soccer

Diego Lopes – Men’s Soccer

Diana Munoz – Women’s Soccer

Kenya Newton – Track & Field

James O’Rourke – Baseball

Courtney Ortiz – Volleyball

Winston Philippe – Men’s Soccer

Shannon Santiago - Volleyball

Samantha Sielski - Volleyball

Petra Semelova – Track & Field

Jose Tobon – Men’s Soccer

Ismail Abdul Wahid – Baseball

Brianda Williams – Women’s Basketball


All-Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) – earning a 3.0 GPA or above:


Tamoya Brown – Women’s Soccer

Camille Casana – Women’s Soccer

Marc Herbert Desir – Men’s Soccer

CJ Fransisco - Lacrosse

Bianca Mekoba – Volleyball

Karla Salazar – Volleyball

Bridget Spatola – Women’s Soccer

Carlos Veloz – Baseball

Angelly Victoria – Volleyball