SJC Student Athletes Honored at 20th Annual Golf Tournament

PATCHOGUE, NY – June 18, 2010 – St. Joseph’s College honored two student athletes from its Long Island Campus at the 20th Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, June 7 for their combined academic excellence and athletic achievements.

Trish McMahon is the women’s basketball team’s all-time leading scorer with 1,407 points and is second in rebounding with 826. Last season, she led her teammates to a 15-12 record, their best since 1999-2000. She graduated summa cum laude in 2010 from the Department of Child Study at St. Joseph’s College, where she remained on the Dean’s List for all four years of her college career and was a member of both the Sigma Iota Chi and the Delta Epsilon Sigma honor societies. Trish is a graduate of Patchogue-Medford High School and currently resides in Patchogue, NY with her parents and two younger sisters.

Michael Gerdes is an All-American and Gold Glove second baseman who broke the single-season record in hits (61) and runs (44) for the men’s baseball team in 2008. Last season, he led the team in runs (36), stolen bases (17) and was second in batting average (.356), on-base percentage (.469), hits (42) and walks (17). Michael has a 3.5 GPA and has remained on the Dean’s List since his sophomore year. Michael graduated from MacArthur High School and lives in Wantagh, NY with his parents and twin younger sisters.

For more information about the athletics program on the Long Island Campus of St. Joseph’s College, call the John A. Danzi Athletic Center at 631.687.1444 or visit

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St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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