The following are academic honors won by student-athletes at the University of Pennsylvania during the 2008-09 academic year...

Both the men's and women's soccer teams received the Academic Team Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) in 2008-09, making Penn one of just 67 NCAA institutions (all divisions) to have both programs recognized. This fall, women's cross country was named an All-Academic Team by the United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). In July, men's tennis received All-Academic Team honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). One month later, women's lacrosse received Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division I Academic Squad recognition, and men's golf was one of just 46 teams nationally to earn All-Academic status with the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) with a team GPA above 3.0.


ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America
Omid Shokoufandeh, men's soccer


ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District
Anna Aagenes, women's track & field
Natalie Capuano, women's soccer
Omid Shokoufandeh, men's soccer


Philadelphia Big 5 Academic Team (baseball)
Tom Grandieri


Academic All-Big 5 (women's basketball)
Anca Popovici


National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Academic Squad
Alanna Butera
Sara Cherico
Margaretha Ehret
Kathleen Moran
Caroline Olt
Kathryn Rose
Britney Van Valkenburg


National Football Foundation (NFF) Scholar-Athlete Award
Tyson Maugle

United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Associations (USILA) Scholar All-America
Craig Andrzejewski


Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Scholar Athlete
Liz Donald


National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Scholar All-East
Natalie Capuano (second team)


Collegiate Squash Association (CSA) Scholar Athletes
Allie Friedman
Christina Matthias
Anita Sellers
Sydney Scott


Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar Athletes

Jonathan Boym

Zach Gorn

Justen Roth 


USTFCCCA Scholar Athlete
Leah Brogan, women's cross country


Academic All-Ivy (fall)
Leah Brogan, women's cross country
Michael D'Angelo, sprint football
Margaretha Ehret, field hockey
Eileen Larkin, women's soccer
Brian Mascarenhas, men's soccer
Sean McGinley, men's cross country
Tyson Maugle, football
Omid Shokoufandeh, men's soccer
Kathryn Turner, volleyball
Molly Weir, women's soccer


Academic All-Ivy (winter)
Anna Aagenes, women's track & field
Carrie Biemer, women's basketball
Jordan Brewer, gymnastics
John Carelli, men's track & field
Bobby Dickey, men's squash
Kevin Egee, men's basketball
James Fee, men's swimming
Danielle Kamis, women's fencing
Sydney Scott, women's squash
Ben Wieder, men's fencing


Academic All-Ivy (spring)
Maria Anisimova, women's tennis
Joey Brown, men's track & field
Jonathan Boym, men's tennis
Tom Grandieri, baseball
Alisha Prystowsky, softball
Katie Purdy, women's rowing
Brett Rendina, men's golf
Emma Spiro, women's lacrosse
Lisette Vitter, women's golf
Bayard Wilson, men's rowing 


Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area (fall)
Natalie Capuano, women's soccer
Kyle Derham, football
Tyson Maugle, football
Josh Powers, football
Luis Ruffolo, football
Andrew Samson, football
Omid Shokoufandeh, men's soccer 


Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area (winter)
Ainsley Cookingham, women's swimming
James Fee, men's swimming
Christina Matthias, women's squash
Sydney Scott, women's squash


Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area (spring)
Mike Blodgett, men's golf
Anna Aagenes, women's track
Tom Grandieri, baseball
Alisha Prystowsky, softball
Katie Purdy, women's rowing
Emma Spiro, women's lacrosse (also Performer of the Year)
Bryant Williams, men's golf