FAIRFIELD, Conn. - On Sunday evening at the Sacred Heart Senior Awards Gala, Kevin Almerini was recognized as the graduating male athlete with the highest GPA in Sacred Heart Athletics. Almerini, along with Brendan Stokes from Men's Fencing and and Bianca Boudreau from Women's Fencing were inducted into C. Donald Cook Scholar-Athlete Society. Graduating Seniors who have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better are inducted into this exclusive society of athletic alumni.
Kevin graduated from SHU in three years and was a first team All NFC selection in his junior year. He was one of the starters on the Pioneer epee squad that won the silver medal at the 2013 National Collegiate Squad Championship. Last season, Kevin became the captain of the Men's team where his dynamic leadership and success on the strip were major factors in Sacred Hear winning its fifth consecutive NFC Men's Championship and its second NFC Combined Championship (compilation of men's and women's results) in the last three seasons. Kevin Almerini becomes the third Pioneer fencer to earn the prestigious Highest GPA Award, joining epee alumni Jeremiah German and Nicole Juba who have previously been recognized for this academic distinction.