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Three Onondaga Community College student-athletes have been recognized by the SUNY Chancellor for their academic and athletic success. They were among only 66 student athletes in the entire SUNY system to receive the Chancellor’s Scholar Athletic Award. Each is nominated by their athletic director, and their credentials and accomplishments are reviewed by a panel of athletic directors from across SUNY, as well as the provost’s office. Onondaga’s recipients are:
Kanya Kibling, Women’s BasketballKibling is a freshman majoring in engineering science. Kibling helped lead the Women’s Basketball team to the Mid-State Athletic Conference regular season and tournament championships. The Lazers finished with an overall record of 27-3, and a #7 national ranking. Kibling was named first team all-conference and all-region in basketball, and was also named to the second team all-region in softball. She is a graduate of Bishop Ludden high school.
Andrew Parlow, Men’s TennisParlow is a sophomore majoring in humanities. Parlow helped the Men’s Tennis team win its third straight Region III championship in 2013. He was named second team All-Region Singles and first Team All-Region Doubles in both 2012 and 2013. Parlow is a graduate of Oneida high school.
Connor Salanger, Men’s GolfSalanger is a sophomore majoring in humanities. He was the top player on this year’s team, leading the Lazers to their second Mid-State Athletic Conference championship in three seasons. In 2012 he became the College’s first ever NJCAA All-American in golf. Salanger is a graduate of West Genesee High School.
"These outstanding students are SUNY champions not only in their chosen sports but also in our classrooms, with an average GPA of 3.59 among them," said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. "Congratulations to this year's honorees, to the professors and coaches who mentored them, and to the many faculty and staff on our campuses across the state who supported them."
“We are very proud of these student-athletes who manage their academic and athletic responsibilities with equal enthusiasm and commitment,” added Onondaga Director of Athletics Rob Edson.