SUNY Cobleskill is proud to announce that five Fighting Tiger athletes have been named 2016-17 Chancellor’s Scholar Athlete Award recipients for outstanding academic excellence and athletic achievement.

The winners:

Connor McCarthy, a Business Administration/Sports Management major from Cobleskill, who plays on the men’s golf team

Anthony Bouchard, a Renewable Energy major from Wantagh, New York and member of the men’s track & field team

Quinn Porter, an Animal Science major from Ballston Spa, New York and member of the women’s track & field team

Mike Girolamo, a Culinary Arts major from Waverly, New York and member of the men’s swimming & diving team

Mackenzie Cross, a Culinary Arts major from Queensbury, New York and member of the women’s swimming & diving team.

“It takes a tremendous amount of dedication and hard work to achieve such a high level of academic and athletic success,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “Congratulations to all of the students receiving this year’s SUNY scholar athlete award, as well as the faculty, coaches, and staff across SUNY who support and inspire them to be the best.”

In order to be considered for this award, student athletes were nominated by their campus athletic director. Nominees’ academic credentials and athletic accomplishments were then reviewed by a panel of athletic directors from across the SUNY system and members of the SUNY provost’s office.