Palmitesso earns 2013-14 Liberty League Winter All-Academic team honors

ROCHESTER, NY – Liberty League commissioner Tracy King recently announced the 234 winter sport student-athletes who have qualified for the league’s All-Academic Teams in their respective sports — including a total of 28 student-athletes from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Ashlynn Palmitesso of Fulton, a sophomore on the women’s basketball team, is among the honorees. Ashlynn is in RIT’s biomedical engineering program.

The Liberty League’s winter championship sports include men’s and women’s basketball, men’s squash, and men’s and women’s swimming and diving. To be recognized as a member of the All-Academic team, a student-athlete must be a sophomore or higher in class standing with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.20.

“The outstanding students who have qualified for the league’s All-Academic Teams continue to demonstrate that it is possible to not only compete at the highest levels of Division III, but to also excel in the classroom,” said King, “The academic achievement of our student-athletes is a great source of pride within the Liberty League.”

Rochester Institute of Technology offers 24 intercollegiate varsity sports, including 22 at the Division III level and Division I men’s and women’s ice hockey.

For three decades, U.S. News & World Report has ranked RIT among the nation’s leading comprehensive universities. RIT’s student-athletes are no exception, combining to post a 3.23 grade-point average during the 2012-13 academic year.

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