The Scholar Athlete award recognizes a combination of academic excellence and outstanding athletic achievement. It recognizes “the hard work and dedication our student athletes put forth in classrooms and on the fields, courts and courses where they compete throughout the year,” said SUNY Chancellor John R. Ryan in conferring the awards. “I commend the recipients as well as their coaches for this extraordinary achievement.”
Scholar Athletes are nominated by athletic directors at their level of play, and must maintain a grade point average of 3.64 or higher out of a possible 4.0. Scollan was also named a 2005 first team NJCAA All-American in women's lacrosse, and Stanic was named a 2005 first team NJCAA All-American in men's soccer.