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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Centenary College has 35 recognized by IHSA Awards


HACKETTSTOWN, N.J.--Centenary University offers six equine majjors, a pre-veterinary program and has award winning equestrian teams.

Centenary is committed to excellence  in all its programs.

As an example of Centenary's excellent equestrian teams, this year it has has 35 students that have won academic awards from the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) and Intercollegiate Equestrian Foundation this year, the largest number in the University’s history.

Nina LeedsNina LeedsAcademic awards were presented to those who earned a 3.5 grade point average (GPA) or above throughout the academic year, and scholarships were awarded to those who met eligibility requirements, excelled in horsemanship and in the classroom and demonstrated financial need.

Nina Leeds of Dallas, Pa.,  won a First Team All-Academic Award which was presented to all IHSA members who excelled academically throughout the year with a cumulative 3.8 GPA or higher.

Kayla Thau of Bound Brook, N.J., was presented with a Second Team All-Academic Award which was presented to all IHSA members who excelled academically throughout the year with a cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher.

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Senior Athletic Academic Achievement Awards were presented to IHSA members with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher who have been members of the intercollegiate equestrian team for three years, including their senior year.

Centenary University winners include: Meghan Frederick, ‘20 (Dalton, MA); Megan Marino,’20 (Delhi, NY); Caroline Houston, ‘20 (Glastonbury, CT); Emily Valerio,’20 (Lexington, NY).

First Team All-Academic Awards were presented Kylie Dailey of Torrington, Conn, Olivia Erikson of Bernardsville, N.J., Meghan Frederick of Dalton, Mass., Tazmyn Geere of Henderson, Nev., Caroline Houston of Glastonbury, Conn., Ashley Joyce of Concord Township, Ohio, Payton Lawrence of Guildford, Vt., Jamie Mirra of Springfield, Vt., Madison Myro of Las Vegas, Nev., Isabella Nye of Douglassville, Pa., Sophia Strain of Agawam, Mass., Taylor Therrien of Haddam, Conn., Sydney Waltenberg-O’Brien of Middletown, N.Y., and Lena Wanio of Clifton, N.J.

The Second Team All-Academic Awards were presented Hana Aksterowicz of East Lyme, Conn., Phoebe Boughrum of Rumson, N.J.. Alexander Collins of Long Valley, N.J., Kimberly Cooper of South Brunswick, N.J., Christen Crowley of Baiting Hollow, N.Y., Emily Foreshee of Cazenovia, N.Y., Sierra Haines of Berkeley Heights, N.J., Ashlee Hurley of Tampa, Fla., Baily Jacquier of Canaan, Conn., Hannah Kent of Marlton, N.J., Kate Pizzini of Alexandria, Va., Mara Purnel of Palm Springs, Calif., Angelo Rocchio of Queens, N.Y., Emily Valerio of Lexington, N.Y., and Maria van Heusen of San Jose, Calif.

For more information about Centenary's equestrian programs, call 908-852-1400 or visit

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