Albany, N.Y. - The Chancellor's Scholar Athlete Award was created to recognize academic excellence and outstanding athletic achievement. Farmingdale State had two student-athletes receive this prestigious award for 2016.
The first recipient is a junior on the women's tennis team, Tatiana Rosamilia (Malverne, N.Y.). Tatiana was named First Team All-Conference in the Fall of 2015 as she helped lead the tennis team to their 3rd consecutive Skyline Conference Title. This season, she holds a 10-4 record and will be making the trip to the First Round of the NCAA Championship's this week with her team. She is a Liberal Arts major and holds an impressive 3.46 GPA.
The second recipient was Samuele Riva (Cadrezzate, Italy), a senior on the men's soccer team and two-year member of our golf team. Sam earned Second Team All-Skyline honors this season, as the Rams were the runner-up in the Skyline Conference Championship. A Sport Management major with an outstanding 3.95 GPA, Sam is graduating in only three years, and was just recently selected as Valedictorian for the 2016 Farmingdale State Commencement.
Our recipients received their Chancellor's Awards at our Annual Senior Awards Brunch.
(Pictured above from l to r: Assistant Tennis Coach Rich Hume, Athletic Director Mike Harrington, Samuele Riva, Tatiana Rosamilia, FSC President Dr. W. Hubert Keen, Associate AD Tom Azzara, Head Men's Soccer Coach Chuck Schimpf)