Four student-athletes chosen as America East Spring Scholar-Athletes

Four Stony Brook student-athletes - Kevin Crowley, Tyler Johnson, Lucy Van Dalen and Gayatri Krishnan - were named America East Scholar-Athletes in their respective sports

July 6, 2011

Cambridge, Mass. - Four Stony Brook student-athletes earned America East Scholar-Athlete awards in their respective sports, the conference announced on Wednesday. Men's lacrosse's Kevin Crowley '11, baseball's Tyler Johnson '12, outdoor track & field's Lucy Van Dalen '12 and women's tennis' Gayatri Krishnan '11 are the Seawolves' representatives on the eight-person list.

Crowley, a repeat selection, finished his career as arguably the greatest player in program history. A two-time first-team All-American, Crowley, who tallied 30 goals and 26 assists in 2011, is the only player in school history with 100 goals and 100 assists. He's the school's all-time leader in points (232), and was the 2010 USILA Player of the Year and 2011 Midfielder of the Year. The New Westminster, British Columbia native graduated in May with a 3.38 GPA with a double major in business management and psychology.

Johnson, also a repeat selection, was 9-3 with a 2.30 ERA in 2011, leading Stony Brook to its best season in school history. Currently playing his summer ball with the Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod League, Johnson made the America East All-Academic team and was selected to the Capital One/CoSIDA District I All-Academic first team. A first-team All-Conference selection in 2011, Johnson is a history major with a 3.73 GPA.

With a second-place finish in the 1,500 at the Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Van Dalen, the America East Cross Country Scholar-Athlete for 2010, capped the greatest season by a Stony Brook runner since Stony Brook jumped to Division I, having already earned All-American in cross country and indoor track. Van Dalen also earned Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District honors, and boasts a 3.78 GPA with a major in sociology and a minor in child and family studies.

Krishnan, who had the highest GPA among all of the America East Scholar-Athletes with a 3.86 GPA, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in business management and economics. She had a 12-4 singles record, earning All-America East honors at No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles. She also was a member of the America East All-Academic Team and Commissioner's Honor Roll.

All told, Stony Brook placed 210 student-athletes on the America East Honor Roll for the 2010-2011 season.

The Scholar-Athletes were members of teams in the eight championship sports, which America East sponsored during the spring including baseball, men's and women's lacrosse, softball, men's and women's tennis and men's and women's outdoor track & field. A committee of athletic administrators and NCAA Faculty Athletics Representatives chose an honoree in each of the eight spring championship sports. Each America East Scholar-Athlete was a starter or prominent reserve and carries a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.20. These eight student-athletes will automatically be nominated for the male and female Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award recognized by the conference in late July.