Marisa Ryan '03 Named America East Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Marisa Ryan '03 was recently named America East Female Scholar-Athlete of the year. Ryan attends Boston University and is a Senior Captain of the Cross Country Team. Ryan led her team in its opening race by placing first in the BU Invitational on September 8th. Ryan is also starting her studies in medical school.
The following article is from BU's athletics website.
BOSTON - Cross country and track standout Marisa Ryan, a rising senior, has been named the 2005-06 America East Women’s Scholar-Athletes of the Year, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday. Ryan was instrumental in leading the Terriers to this year's cross country and indoor track and field conference titles, earning the league's Scholar-Athlete award in each of the two sports.
Ryan's current grade-point average stands at 3.77 in Boston University’s extremely competitive accelerated medical program, through which she will complete her bachelor’s degree and medical degree in seven years by overlapping the two programs.
She finished second at the America East Cross Country Championship last fall and last winter she finished first in the 3000-meter run at the America East Indoor Track & Field Championship in conference record-setting time. Ryan also earned a trio of top-three finishes at conference's outdoor championships, including runner-up showings in the 3000-meter steeplechase and the 1500-meter run.
In addition, the Farmington, Conn. native was an ESPN the Magazine Academic All District-Team selection in the spring and also has earned the Commissioner’s Honor Roll in every semester of enrollment.
Albany's Andy Allstadt, also a track and field athlete, was the recipient of the Men's Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. Allstadt and Ryan were chosen from the 22 America East Scholar-Athletes named in July. Those 22 recipients were chosen from the nearly 3,500 student-athletes at America East institutions, including more than 1,800 student-athletes with grade-point averages 3.0 or higher in 2005-06.