EAST STROUDSBURG – East Stroudsburg University placed 267 student-athletes on the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference's Scholar-Athlete list for the 2019-20 academic year, the conference announced Monday.


Student-athletes must maintain at least a 3.25 grade-point average while competing in an intercollegiate varsity sport to be eligible for the list.


In the last seven years, the Warriors have climbed from 153 in 2013-14 to 177 in 2014-15, 191 in 2015-16, 221 in 2016-17, 213 2017-18, and 227 last year.


In major regional and national awards this year, ESU had three student-athletes named to CoSIDA Academic All-America teams in their sports, four named Academic All-District and one to the PSAC Top 10.


Tiffany Lapotsky earned Academic All-District, All-America, and PSAC Top 10 honors for the second straight year for the Warriors. Also earning Academic All-America status were Monica Wood (women's soccer), and Levi Murphy (football). Anton Lysell (men's soccer) earned Academic All-District honors.


ESU had a pair of student-athletes that would be named PSAC Champion Scholars as Cassie Ksiazek (women’s basketball) and Lynsy Gruwell (women’s soccer) had the highest grade point average of the remaining athletes at the PSAC Championship sites in their respective sports.


The PSAC recognized a record 3,762 student-athletes on this year's list, representing fifty percent of the total student-athlete population. Last year, 3,117 student-athletes, forty-three percent of the total population, were recognized. The league has now registered at least a 30% rate for 12 straight years. Overall, nine institutions produced at least 200 scholar-athletes while nine institutions boasted a rate of 50% or higher.


The PSAC will recognize is scholar-athletes of the year on Tuesday. The award, now in its 30th year, was renamed in 2007 to honor Pete Nevins, ESU's sports information director for 33 years (1969-2002) who passed away earlier that year.