“Student” always comes before “athlete” when it comes to student-athletes, and two local colleges continue to shine in the classroom. St. John’s University, Jamaica, student-athletes earned a cumulative 3.72 GPA during the spring 2020 semester, while St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, student-athletes set a new departmental record with a 3.55 cumulative GPA.
St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn, Clinton Hill, named men’s basketball senior Stephane Etheart – a graduate of St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, as Male Student-Athlete of the Year. Junior women’s basketball player Kelly O’Donnell – a graduate of St. Edmund Prep H.S., Sheepshead Bay – took home the Female Student-Athlete of the Year award.
After more than 115 years serving young women of Brooklyn, St. Joseph H.S., Downtown Brooklyn, is closing its doors. Here’s a look back at some notable sports accomplishments of the school’s student-athletes.
Cross-country state championship participants:
Jourdan Garnett (2017, 2018)
Madison McDonald (2018)
Maya Dorer (2019)
Alanni Cannon: freshman 300m record, 42.23 at Bishop Loughlin Games (2017)
Freshman 600m record, 1:39.93 at Bishop Loughlin Games (2017)
Girls 4×400 team: finished first in 2017 CHSAA Varsity Outdoor City Championship and State Federation Meet (team members: Alanni Cannon, Jourdan Garnett, Roche McCammon-Bannerman and Kadija Souamaro)
1999: GCHSAA Division III champions
2006: GCHSAA JV ‘B’ champions
2016-2017: GCHSAA Varsity ‘B’ champions
2016-2017: GCHSAA JV ‘B’ champions
2017-2018: GCHSAA Varsity ‘A’ champions
2018: Diamond State champions
2018: GCHSAA JV ‘B’ finalist
2018: GCHSAA JV semifinalist
2011, 2013, 2015, 2016: Spirit Award
2009, 2011, 2013, 2017, 2018: GCHSAA champions