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June 25, 2020 - 3:52pm

Pavilion's Empire 8 student-athlete Lydia Milligan named to President's List at Elmira College

posted by Billie Owens in Milestones, Pavilion.

The Empire 8 Conference recognized 94 Elmira College student-athletes on its semi-annual President's List, which honors student-athletes who achieved a grade-point average of 3.75 or higher during the spring semester. Lydia Milligan, of Pavilion, was one of the EC student-athletes recognized.

A league record 1,040 student-athletes from the league's membership were recognized for their excellence in the classroom this past semester with the President's List distinction, one of the most prestigious honors the conference recognizes.

Recipients of this honor must earn a 3.75 grade-point average or higher during the semester, while participating in an NCAA-sponsored sport. In addition, the student-athlete must display positive conduct on and off campus and be enrolled full-time at the member institution. The conference states, "Its commitment to serve the educational needs of its student-athletes is the hallmark of the Empire 8 Conference."

The Soaring Eagles had 12 programs -- baseball, men's basketball, men's golf, men's ice hockey, men's soccer, women's basketball, women's cross country, field hockey, women's ice hockey, women's lacrosse, softball, and women's volleyball -- receive All-Academic Team status. EC field hockey led the pack with a spring semester GPA of 3.59.

Founded in 1855, Elmira College is a private, residential, liberal arts college offering 25-plus majors, an honors program, 17 academic societies, and 18 Division III varsity teams. Located in the Southern Finger Lakes Region of New York, Elmira's undergraduate and graduate student population hails from more than 20 states and nine countries. Elmira is a Phi Beta Kappa College and has been ranked a top college, nationally, for student internships.

The College is also home to the Center for Mark Twain Studies, one of four historically significant Twain heritage sites in the U.S., which attracts Twain scholars and educators from around the world for research on the famous literary icon. Proud of its history and tradition, the College is committed to the ideals of community service, and intellectual and individual growth.

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