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April 17, 2012

15 Kings Point Athletes Receive Landmark Academic Honors

The Landmark Conference recognized 15 Mariners earlier this week as part of their All-Academic Team and Honor Roll.

The All-Academic Team consists of two male and two female athletes from each Landmark Institution cited for their performance athletically as well as in the classroom.  The following midshipmen were selected for the 2011-12 winter season:

Kimberly Glore of Highland, Colo. helped the USMMA indoor track & field team to a high point total at the Landmark Championship. She was part of two academy record breaking relays in the 4x200 and 4x400m which were both established at the Landmark Championships. Off the track she is majoring in transportation logistics, was a 1st rotation platoon commander and was a silver/gold star achiever.

Alicen Heinrich of South Riding, Va. was a big part of a USMMA women's basketball team that went 10-15 and 4-10 in Landmark play. As team captain she scored 120 points and grabbed 125 rebounds in her senior season, with a season-best 14 points in a win over New Rochelle. She is a sea year ribbon award winner, the student council secretary, SAAC president and is a logistics and intermodal transportation major.

Hunter Karass of Marlboro, N.J. helped the USMMA men's track team to a best-ever showing at the Indoor Track & Field Championships. He earned first-team All-Conference honors as a member of the academy record breaking 4x400 relay team, and added a top-10 finish in the 400m. A marine transportation major, he has earned multiple Landmark Academic Honor Roll selections for the Mariners.

Frank Vita of Davidsonville Md. capped a stellar career for USMMA by earning All-American honors at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships. He placed fourth in the 200 butterfly at the NCAA meet, and was a multiple-time first-team All-Conference performer as USMMA won four Landmark titles. He will earn a degree in marine engineering.

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 winter season are:

Alexandra Biehn

So.

Swimming & Diving (W)

Elizabeth Radzwill

So.

Swimming & Diving (W)

Casey Roth

Jr.

Swimming & Diving (W)

Kathryn Schmidt

Jr.

Swimming & Diving (W)

John Fields

Sr.

Swimming & Diving (M)

Josh McCormick

So.

Swimming & Diving (M)

Sean Minor

Jr.

Swimming & Diving (M)

Chris Scott

Jr.

Swimming & Diving (M)

Josh Sindorf

Jr.

Swimming & Diving (M)

Andrew Terselic

So.

Swimming & Diving (M)

Frank Vita

Sr.

Swimming & Diving (M)

Kimberly Glore

Sr.

Track & Field (W)

Aaron Benson

Sr.

Track & Field (M)

Hunter Karass

Sr.

Track & Field (M)

"I am very proud of the 'student' in student athlete," said Sue Petersen Lubow, Director of Athletics at the Merchant Marine Academy.  "Congratulations to all our All-Academic Award recipients for excelling both in the classroom and on the field of play."