New York - Prestigious Award For Stern College Student Who Scores Big In Class And On The Court
New York - A 20 year old Stern College student has made history at Yeshiva University, as the first female student ever to be recognized by a nationwide program that honors students who excel in both athletics and academics.
Rebecca Yoshor, who is majoring in English Literature and minoring in Psychology, has a 3.97 grade point average at the college and is also a junior forward on the women’s Maccabees basketball team. The Houston native, who was named to the Capital One’s NCAA Division III Academic All-America women’s team for the 2012-2013 academic year, is just one of 816 students to be recognized annually for their accomplishments both in the classroom and on the playing field.
“I am incredibly honored to be the first student at Stern to receive this kind of recognition and am sure I won’t be the last,” Miss Yoshor told VIN News. “We have so many amazing student athletes at Stern.”
Miss Yoshor, who is currently contemplating careers in either public relations or advertising, says that it takes effort to juggle her responsibilities as both an athlete and a student.
“I balance my practice and game schedule and heavy course load by managing my time well,” explained Miss Yoshor. “I try to be truly present and give my best effort in whatever I am doing.”
This is the 5’11 student’s second season playing on the Stern College basketball team and she has been named to the Hudson Valley Women’s Athletic All Conference team twice as well as having been selected as player of the week four times this season by the conference. Only one other student at Yeshiva University has ever been recognized by the Capital One Academic All America honors program.
“Rebecca is a great person and a great athlete,” said Joe Bednarsh, director of athletics at Yeshiva University. “Her name will go down in history for her accomplishments here at the school and she is a role model for young Jewish girls who can follow her example and excel both academically and athletically.”
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