’Cuse Awards Honor School of Education Student-Athletes

’Cuse Awards celebrate the success of all Syracuse University student-athletes and Orange teams, and the School of Education was well-represented among 2022’s awardees. At the 16th annual awards, held on May 5, the Syracuse Athletics honored outstanding performances on the field of competition, in the classroom, and in the community.

  • Chukwuemeka Kingsley Jonathan ’22 (football) earned a 2022 Soladay Award, the highest honor presented annually to one female and one male student-athlete. The award, named in honor of long-time Syracuse athletics administrator Doris Soladay, is considered the most prestigious honor given to a student-athlete. It recognizes accomplishments in athletic competition, academics, leadership, and community engagement. Jonathan is pursuing a master’s degree in instructional design from the School of Education.
  • Selected Studies in Education graduate and Orange lacrosse coach Kayla Treanor ’16 won the Coach of the Year for Orange women’s teams.
  • Recognized for maintaining a 4.0 GPA were graduate students Jimmy Boeheim (basketball) and Samantha McKenna (lacrosse), both in the School of Education instructional design program.
  • Team Scholars are recognized for having the highest GPA on a team. This year awards went to Shayla Walsh ’22 (cheer), an inclusive education major, and Samantha McKenna. McKenna also won the ACC Service Award
  • Team ’Cuse Awards are voted on by coaches and teammates; they recognize a team’s outstanding performer and team player. Amanda Vestri, a student in the Intercollegiate Athletic Advising and Support program, won the women’s cross country team award.

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