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June 28, 2012

13 Kings Point Athletes Receive Landmark Academic Honors

The Landmark Conference recognized 13 Mariners earlier this week as part of their All-Academic Team and Honor Roll.

The All-Academic Team consists of athletes from each Landmark institution cited for their performance athletically as well as in the classroom.  The following midshipmen were selected for the 2012 spring season:

Kevin Dwyer from Smithtown, N.Y. was a strong four-year competitor for the USMMA lacrosse team. He has been a consistent performer for the Mariners over his career, producing 137 ground balls and 45 caused turnovers over that time. A team captain, he earned a degree in logistics and intermodal transportation, and will be entering active duty with the Coast Guard upon graduation.

Hunter Karass of Marlboro, N.J. was a standout for USMMA track and field teams. The senior was a team captain and earned All-Conference accolades as part of the 4x400 relay team that won the event and set a new Landmark record at the Conference Championships. He studied marine transportation at Kings Point and claimed an Academic Gold Star for each trimester he was in-residence.

Laurellee Koppras of Bruce, Wisc. was a key figure for USMMA's softball program. A four-year competitor for the Mariners she totaled 26 hits, 13 RBI, 10 runs and two doubles over four seasons, two of which were shortened due to team injuries. Kopras started 46 of the 48 games she played for her career. She earned a degree in marine engineering systems and was a multi-time Academic Honor Roll selection.

The Academic Honor Roll recognizes all student athletes competing in winter sports that are of at least sophomore standing and have a strong cumulative GPA.  USMMA's honorees for the spring season are:

Timothy Buxton

Jr.

Tennis

Aaron Benson

Sr.

Track & Field

Hunter Karass

Sr.

Track & Field

Thomas Routt

So.

Track & Field

Kevin Dwyer

Sr.

Lacrosse

Michael Ackerman

Jr.

Lacrosse

Ryan Moorman

Jr.

Lacrosse

Christopher Anthony

So.

Lacrosse

Laurellee Kopras

Sr.

Softball

John Hubach

Sr.

Baseball

Danny Collins

So.

Baseball

Jake Martin

So.

Baseball

Nicholas Nalette

So.

Baseball