Berkeley College Scholar-Athletes Named to Fall 2013 HVIAC All-Academic Team

, 2014

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The Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) recently announced its 2013 Fall All-Academic Team, with 137 athletes earning recognition. Eight scholar-athletes from Berkeley College made the list, including four from the New York Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams and four from the New York Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams.

Instituted by the HVIAC during the 2010-2011 season, the All-Academic Team recognizes excellence both on the field of play and in the classroom. Student-athletes who have reached sophomore academic standing and have earned a 3.5 cumulative grade point average or better at the conclusion of the fall semester are eligible for the team.

The following Berkeley College scholar-athletes were recognized:

New York Men’s Cross Country
- Jermund Ottermo, a senior from Astoria in Queens, NY

New York Women’s Cross Country
- Sarah Celin, a junior from Manhattan, NY
- Lacey Garnett, a senior from Corona in Queens, NY
- Noemi Saldivar-Torres, a sophomore from Flushing in Queens, NY

New York Men’s Soccer
- Joachim Moe, a junior from Trondheim in Norway
- Gustavo Moreno, a sophomore from Ozone Park in Queens, NY

New York Women’s Soccer
- Leslie Fernandez, a sophomore from East Elmhurst in Queens, NY
- Sophi Veivag, a sophomore from Askøy in Norway

“I would like to congratulate these eight hard-working scholar-athletes for being named to the HVIAC All-Academic Team,” said Andy DeStephano, Director of Athletics. “Their dedication to their respective sports and their diligent efforts in the classroom has earned them this honor.”

A leader in providing career-focused education for more than 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students — including more than 900 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. The College has three New York locations — Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are six locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, Newark, Clifton and Dover. Berkeley College Online® also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is

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