BOSTON - University at Albany senior Daniel Krutzen has been honored as an America East Presidential Scholar-Athlete, the conference announced Wednesday. Krutzen was one of five student-athletes honored who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievements throughout their collegiate careers.
To qualify for the award, a student-athlete must be in their graduating year and have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.75 of higher while earning their degree this December. Krutzen and his four fellow honorees join a list of 289 student-athletes to receive the award since its inception in the 2013-14 academic year.
Krutzen, a defender on the men’s soccer team from Lanaken, Belgium, earned a 3.82 GPA studying Business and Marketing. He graduates as one of the most accomplished players in program history, ranking second all-time in career assists. As a junior, Krutzen was named to the All-America Third Team by the United Soccer Coaches. This past season, Krutzen led the America East in assists for the second straight year, and was named a USC Scholar All-American, USC Scholar All-East, and America East All-Academic for the second straight season. He also landed on the Second Team for the 2019 men’s soccer Senior CLASS Award.
The student-athletes sharing the award with Krutzen were UMass Lowell’s Marissa Richards and Zach Rowell, Stony Brook’s Carolyn Carrera, and Vermont’s Gemma Del Rossi.
The men’s soccer team finished the season 8-10 overall and fell in the America East quarterfinal round to UMass Lowell.