Virginia Tech’s Caroline Buscaglia Receives 1A FAR Academic Honor

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December 20th, 2017 AAC, College

Press Release courtesy of Virginia Tech Athletics

Virginia Tech had 10 student-athletes across eight sports who received 2017 1A FAR Academic Excellence Awards as handed out by the 1A FAR organization, comprised of faculty athletics representatives from NCAA Division I FBS institutions. Tech was second in the AC! C, finishing just behind Duke with 15 representatives.

Honorees must have earned a bachelor’s degree the previous year while maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.8 upon graduation.

The recently graduated Hokies include volleyball’s Katie Krueger and Lindsey Owens and women’s soccer’s Marie Johnston and Murielle Tiernan, which each had two representatives. Also on the list are Carolina Buscaglia (women’s swimming), Francesca Fusinato (women’s tennis), Erica Hjerpe (women’s track), Abigail Motley (women’s cross country), Daniel Rau (men’s cross country) and Whitney Stevenson (women’s golf).

The faculty athletics representative is a designation created and mandated by the NCAA. FARs must be members of an institution’s faculty and may not hold an administrative or coaching position in the athletics department. Duties vary by institution, but typically a FAR serves as a liaison to the athletics department. The 1A FAR is an advocate for the appropriate balance and effective interaction between an institution’s academic mission and its intercollegiate athletics program.

Virginia Tech
Buscaglia, Caroline Political Science/Psychology Women’s Swimming
Fusinato, Francesca Health, Nutrition, Food and Exercise Women’s Tennis
Hjerpe, Erica Economics Women’s Track
Johnston, Marie Health, Nutrition, Food and Exercise Women’s Soccer
Krueger, Kathryn Geosciences Volleyball
Motley, Abigail International Studies Women’s Cross Country
Owens, Lindsey Biology Volleyball
Rau, Daniel Mechanical Engineering Men’s Cross Country
Stevenson, Whitney Health, Nutrition, Food and Exercise Women’s Golf
Tiernan, Murielle Residential Enviroments and Design Women’s Soccer

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