FREDONIA, NY — Sophomore libero Pedro Medina (Brentwood, NY) was named the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Spring Chancellor’s Scholar Athlete for men’s volleyball, the first in conference history. Announced by the conference office this morning, May 12.
The SUNYAC Chancellor’s Scholar Athlete Awards are given annually in each sport to a first or second team all-conference member with the highest grade-point average. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have at least three semesters completed. For non-conference sports, the athlete must have participated in post-season competition. This is the first year non-conference sports have received Chancellor’s Scholar Athlete Awards.
Medina garnered all-division and all-conference recognition from the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) for his efforts throughout the 2006 men’s volleyball season, while achieving a 3.32 GPA in the classroom and participating in several extracurricular organizations. With 387 digs this season, Medina set a new single-season dig record at SUNY New Paltz and finished fifth nationally in Division III. Medina also took All-Tournament honors at libero for the Endicott Tournament in March of this year and was named the Men’s Volleyball Team MVP for 2006. Duel majoring in Spanish and Business, Medina is also a member of the Chemistry Club and serves as Treasurer for Gage Hall and as President for the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC).