Six Rams Receive Chancellor's Scholar-Athlete Award

2009 Chancellor's Scholar-Athlete Award Winners

- Davis, Gubbins, Hipp, Labrozzi, Morelli, Rothar -

Albany, N.Y. - The State University of New York's Chancellor recently named six of Farmingdale State's student-athletes as winners of the 2009 Chancellor's Scholar-Athlete Award. The Chancellor's Scholar-Athlete Award was created to recognize outstanding academic excellence and outstanding athletic achievement. Recipients were selected after a thorough review of their credentials and accomplishments by athletic directors from across the State University System. In addition to academic excellence, the student-athlete must have been named to any of the following: the All-Conference Team, All Tournament Team, MVP, etc., in order to be nominated for this award.

This year's winners from Farmingdale State were: Oshea Davis (Women’s Tennis), Patrick Gubbins (Men's Soccer), Larry Hipp (Men's Golf), Mike Labrozzi (Baseball), Arielle Morelli (Softball) and Justine Rothar (Women's Lacrosse).

Oshea Davis (Hempstead, N.Y./Freeport) - Davis, a senior on the women's tennis team, graduated with a 3.43 GPA from the Bioscience program. She received First Team All-Skyline honors this season. Davis was the number one singles player for the Rams and posted a 6-4 record. At first doubles, she finished 10-1 overall, 6-1 in the conference.

Patrick Gubbins (East Patchogue, N.Y./Bellport) - Gubbins, a junior on the men's soccer team, holds a 3.43 GPA in the Criminal Justice program. He was named Second Team All-Skyline after posting a 13-6-2 record as the teams’ starting goalkeeper. In 1818 minutes played, he allowed just 23 goals with a 1.14 goals against average and a .807 save percentage.

Larry Hipp (Bethpage, N.Y./Bethpage) - Hipp, a junior on the men's golf team, holds a 3.95 GPA in the Security Systems program. He finished 8th in the Skyline Conference Championship, shooting scores of 86 and 78 in the two-day Tournament, to earn him Second Team All-Skyline honors and help the Rams win their second Skyline Conference Championship in three years.

Mike Labrozzi (Sag Harbor, N.Y./Pierson) - Labrozzi, a junior on the baseball team, holds a 3.59 GPA in the Business Management program. In 2008, Labrozzi was named First-Team All-Skyline and Second-Team All New York Region, after hitting .393 for the season and posting a .616 slugging percentage. He led the team with 11 triples, four doubles and two homeruns, while knocking in a second best 31 RBI's. This season, his team won their second straight Skyline Championship, their first-ever Regional Championship and advanced to the Division III World Series.

Arielle Morelli (Bohemia, N.Y./Connetquot) - Morelli, a sophomore on the softball team, holds a 3.39 GPA in the Liberal Arts program. She was named Second Team All-Skyline in 2008, after batting .373 in one of the best seasons in school history for the Rams. Last season, she had 44 hits including a team-leading 14 doubles, and made just 2 errors in 168 chances. This season her team won their first-ever Skyline Championship and won two games in the Regional Tournament.

Justine Rothar (Levittown, N.Y./Division Ave.) - Rothar, a sophomore on the women's lacrosse team, holds a 3.71 GPA in the Nursing program. She was named Second-Team All-Skyline after her freshman campaign in 2008, scoring 32 goals and 12 assists for a team-leading 44 points. This season, she was named a Team Captain, broke the single-season scoring record with 82 points, was named the Skyline Player of the Year and helped her team to a first-ever Skyline Championship.


The 2009 Chancellor's Scholar-Athlete award winners...

Recipient Sport School
Mike Labrozzi Baseball Farmingdale State
Pamela Robinson Women's Basketball Old Westbury
Zack Wilson Men's Cross Country Purchase
Amelia Feuer Women's Cross Country Purchase
Brandon Middleton Men's Lacrosse Maritime College
Justine Rothar Women's Lacrosse Farmingdale State
Patrick Gubbins Men's Soccer Farmingdale State
Jennifer Campisi Women's Soccer Old Westbury
Arielle Morelli Softball Farmingdale State
Kaithlyn Raitz Women's Swimming Purchase
Oshea Davis Women's Tennis Farmingdale State
Tynishia George Volleyball Old Westbury
Larry Hipp Men's Golf Farmingdale State