21 May 2019

Criminal Justice Major and Accomplished Bowler Named SUNY Scholar-Athlete

Photo of Jenna Lemke, student, with scholar-athlete award plaqueThe College is proud to announce that Jenna Lemke, a standout on the College’s Women’s Bowling Team, has been chosen as a recipient of the 2019 SUNY Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Award. Recipients of this prestigious award have at least a 3.0 GPA and All-Conference athletic honors.

A 2017 graduate of Bethlehem Central High School, Jenna, a Criminal Justice major, has been a member of the Women’s Bowling Team since Fall 2017. Last year she led the team to an NJCAA National Championship, with the highest bowling average on the team, 205. In addition to her success as a bowler, Jenna has earned academic honors as well and has been named to the President’s and Dean’s Lists.

Jenna began bowling at the age of 7 and by the time she was a seventh-grade student at Bethlehem Central Middle School, she was already a member of the high school bowling team. She went on to become a two-time New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Champion during her junior and senior years.

This fall, Jenna plans to attend the University of Pikeville in Pikeville, Kentucky, to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. She would eventually like to become a member of the FBI.

The Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Award is based on outstanding achievement both in the classroom and on the playing venue during the 2018-19 school year. Jenna was nominated for the award by David Gonzalez, SUNY Schenectady Athletic Director.


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