Mustangs Eric Lewandowski Recognized for Academic Success

by Amanda Rogers, Sports Information Director

photo by Amanda Rogers

photo by Amanda Rogers

Eric Lewandowski, two-year player on the Mustangs men’s baseball team, has earned the 2012-2013 Region XIX Robert Zifchak Male Scholar Athlete Award.

The Region XIX Robert Zifchak Male Scholar Athlete Award is given annually to one male student athlete of the two-year colleges that comprise Region XIX. The student must have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better with at least 36 credits completed. He must also have earned All-Region, All-Conference, or All-American recognition.

As a catcher for the Mustangs in Spring 2012 and Spring 2013, Eric Lewandowski, helped lead the team to Region XIX playoff appearances two years in a row. In 2011-2012, he won the Mustangs Baseball Sportsmanship Award.

In 2012-2013, he was awarded EPAC All-Conference Honorable Mention and NJCAA All-Region XIX Honorable Mention. He was also named Most Valuable Player on the Mustangs squad and earned the NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement. This summer he transferred to play baseball at NCAA Division II Gannon University.

This is the third year of the award. Past recipients include Vladislav Koldomasov (Gloucester County College) in 2011-12 and Daniel Wroblewski (Ocean County College) in 2010-11.

Eric will be honored at the annual Region XIX Awards Gala on October 10, 2013 in Somerset, N.J.

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