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Iona Student-Athletes At Honors Convocation

Published: August 13, 2018

NEW ROCHELLE, NY – Iona College celebrated the academic achievements of its most outstanding students at its annual Honors Convocation on Friday, May 18. All graduating seniors who were members of honor societies were recognized during the ceremony.

Among all the graduating seniors were numerous student-athletes. The event was headlined by the class of 2018 Valedictorian, senior Gabriella Di Domizio of the Iona lacrosse program. Di Domizio graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA and a degree in ACS Chemistry. In addition to her numerous records on the field with the lacrosse program, the Lansdale, PA native is a three-time MAAC All-Academic Team honoree and two-time CoSIDA All-District First Team Selection. She is a member of the Gamma Sigma Epsilon chemistry and Delta Epsilon Sigma national honor societies.

Di Domizio is the recipient of the Dr. Henry L. Logan Medal for Excellence in Science. Christine Rebus of women's soccer earned the Roth Memorial Medal for Excellence in Business Administration and Anna Higdon of women's soccer received the Iona Medal for Excellence in Business Administration.

Devika Joshi of women's water water polo was given The George And Margaret Pappas Medical School Scholarship Award which is given to a full-time senior who's accepted to a school of medicine or to a program in a related health science. The scholarship award is a perpetual tribute to the many years of devoted service given to Iona College by Dr. & Mrs. Pappas.

Each department of Iona College's School of Arts & Science and School of Business awarded its top-performing students with its respective Departmental Awards. Seven student-athletes earned these distinctions.

BACCALAUREATE DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS

Sam Braziel – ACS Chemistry
Gabriella Di Domizio – ACS Chemistry
Christine Rebus – Finance
Bianca Mesqueue Reyes – Information Systems
Anna Higdon – Marketing
Danika Jensen – Mass Communication (Advertising)
Demetra Laurent – Mass Communication (Public Relations)

All student-athletes and their respective academic honor societies are listed below.

BETA ALPHA PSI (Accounting)

Kassandra Darnaby, Volleyball
Kara McKenna, Women's Cross Country and Track & Field
Christopher Vadala. Men's Swimming & Diving

BETA BETA BETA (Biology)

Marissa Dundas, Women's Soccer
Rachel Garn, Women's Cross Country and Track & Field
Devika Joshi, Women's Water Polo
Kristin Mahoney, Women's Basketball

BETA GAMMA SIGMA (Business)

Kaitlyn Becker, Lacrosse
Anna Higdon, Women's Soccer
Kara McKenna, Women's Cross Country and Track & Field
Tiffany Martinez, Women's Soccer
Bianca Mesqueue Reyes, Women's Rowing
Christine Rebus, Women's Soccer

GAMMA SIGMA EPSILON (Chemistry)

Sam Braziel, Men's Swimming & Diving
Gabriella Di Domizio, Lacrosse
Rachel Garn, Women's Cross Country and Track & Field

ALPHA PHI SIGMA (Criminal Intelligence)

Shaina Campbell, Volleyball
Caleigh Gunn, Lacrosse

OMICRON DELTA EPSILON (Economics)

Alex Anderson, Golf

SIGMA TAU DELTA (Education)

Liam Dee, Men's Cross Country and Track & Field
Danika Jensen, Women's Cross Country and Track & Field

GOLDEN KEY INTERNATIONAL HONOUR SOCIETY

Shaina Campbell, Volleyball
Marissa Dundas, Women's Soccer
Anna Higdon. Women's Soccer
Samantha Mello. Softball
Courtney Miller, Softball
Christine Rebus, Women's Soccer
Christopher Vadala, Men's Swimming & Diving

KAPPA TAU ALPHA (Mass Communication)

Danika Jensen, Women's Cross Country and Track & Field
Demetra Laurent, Women's Swimming & Diving

MASS COMMUNICATION

Danika Jensen, Women's Cross Country and Track & Field
Demetra Laurent, Women's Water Polo
Marc Stauble, Men's Water Polo

PHI MU EPSILON (Mathematics)

Sam Braziel, Men's Swimming & Diving

SIGMA PI SIGMA (Physics)

Ryan Preusse, Baseball

PSI CHI (Psychology)

Devika Joshi, Women's Water Polo
Daniele Martino, Women's Cross Country and Track & Field
Johannes Motschmann, Men's Cross Country and Track & Field
Shannon O'Hehir, Women's Cross Country and Track & Field

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY

Pamela Giordano, Women's Lacrosse
Megan Hofer, Women's Water Polo
Samantha Mello, Softball
Courtney Miller, Softball
Karli Normand, Women's Water Polo
Hannah Schultz, Women's Water Polo
Britten Vilander, Women's Water Polo

 
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