YORK, PA - The York College Athletic Department is pleased to announce their 2014-2015 William DeMeester Academic Award winners for both individual and teams.
This is the second year for the new process of determining the DeMeester award winners. The five front runners in each category were announced at the Awards Ceremony on May 8. The winners are then recognized once the final grades for the spring semester were complete.
The DeMeester Awards recognize the male and female four-year senior student-athletes who have the highest cumulative GPA. The team awards recognize the teams with the highest GPA for the 2014-2015 school year.
This year’s men’s award winner was golfer David Boslough (Dalton, Pa./Lackawanna Trail) while there was a tie for the women’s award. Senior women’s soccer player Melanie Glessner (Waldorf, Md./Thomas Stone) and women’s basketball player Jess Selby (Upper Marlboro, Md./Calverton School) both registered an identical 3.93 GPA.
The golf squad captured the men’s team award as they combined to boast a GPA of 3.38. The field hockey team earned the women’s DeMeester team award as Carly Zinn’s squad combined for an impressive 3.55 GPA.
Boslough concluded his career as one of the best golfers in Spartan history. He was a three-time All-Capital Athletic Conference selection as he concluded his career with a 78.2 scoring average. He played in 53 career rounds with 10 top-five finishes, 17 top-10 finishes, and 29 top-20 results during his stellar career. He led the Spartan squad to the 2013 Capital Athletic Conference title. Boslough has graduated with his degree in sport management and a minor in marketing communications. He earned Dean’s List honors seven times during his tenure as a Spartan.
Glessner closed out her career as one of the best women’s soccer players in school history. She was a two-time All-CAC goalie and a two-time NSCAA all-region selection. She won a national statistical title in 2012 as she led the nation in save percentage (.941). Glessner holds the school record for goals against average (0.57), and shutouts (26). She is second in goalie games started (56), and minutes played (4884:50) and she is third in saves (233) and wins (29).
Glessner was a two-time Capital One National Academic All-America selection. She graduated with a dual degree in sociology and criminal justice and a minor in mathematics. Glessner was a ten-time Dean’s List honoree.
Selby was a five-year member of the Spartan women’s basketball program. Selby played in 104 games including 39 starts. She scored 448 career points as she drained 89 career three point shots. She was originally a part of the Spartans’ most successful class in school history before suffering a season ending injury two games into her junior year as she took a redshirt to play an extra year. Selby’s best year came in York’s 2013-14 CAC championship season as she averaged 7.0 points and 3.1 rebounds in 29 games for the Green and White. York went 26-3 during the championship campaign as Selby started all 29 games for the Spartans.
Selby graduated with a degree in biology and a dual minor of philosophy and chemistry. She was a ten-time Dean’s List honoree.
The Spartan athletic department had 267 of 413 athletes earn Athletic Honor Roll accolades in the fall semester while 268 athletes earned a spot on the spring Athletic Honor Roll.