March 6, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -
Three members of the Army swimming and diving program were among the 20 Patriot League swimming and diving student-athletes named to the 2013 Academic All-Patriot League Team, it was announced by conference officials on Wednesday.
Sophomore Joon Chung is the only individual from the Army men's team to be honored, while junior Rita Snyder and sophomore Kristen Barta represent the Black Knight women.
Chung racked up 22 points at the Patriot League Championships to tie for 46th place among all competitors. The Novi, Mich., product finished sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke, ninth in the 200-yard breaststroke and also swam on Army's 400-yard medley relay team that placed runner-up. An Information Systems Management major, Chung has compiled a 3.992 cumulative grade point average since arriving at West Point.
A standout diver within the Army women's program, Snyder finished with 22 points at the Patriot League Championships to tie for 48th place. The Rockford, Mich., native placed sixth off the three-meter board, while just missing the finals off the one-meter. Snyder, whose major is Life Science, boasts a cumulative grade point average of 3.991.
Barta also piled up 22 points at the Patriot League Championships to tie Snyder for 48th place. A native of Oconomowoc, Wis., Barta placed ninth in the 200-yard breaststroke and 200-yard freestyle, while finishing 13th in the 500-yard freestyle. She also swam on three scoring relays for the Black Knights at the conference meet. The Life Science major shows an impressive 3.952 cumulative grade point average.
To be eligible for the Academic All-Patriot League Team, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average and be a starter or key player in his/her sport. Freshmen are not eligible for this honor.
2013 Men's Academic All-Patriot League Team
Bobby Ballance, American, Jr.
Joon Chung, ARMY, SO.
Christian Treat, Bucknell, Sr.
Trevor Reitz, Bucknell, Jr.
Ben Bondurant, Navy, Sr.
Justin Vagts, Navy, Sr.
Hugh Davison, Navy, Jr.
Ben Freedman, Navy, Jr.
Luke Hoffer, Navy, Jr.
Sean Murphy, Navy, Jr.
2013 Women's Academic All-Patriot League Team
Melissa Parker, American, So.
Rita Snyder, ARMY, JR.
Kristen Barta, ARMY, SO.
Elizabeth Porcellio, Bucknell, Sr.
Kelly Pontecorvo, Bucknell, Jr.
Tara Boyle, Bucknell, So.
Lauren Perry, Bucknell, So.
Sami Wary, Colgate, So.
Kelsey Poremba, Holy Cross, Jr.
Laura Gorinski, Navy, Sr.