The America East Conference has named five College of Engineering undergraduate student-athletes to its Fall Academic Honor Roll for earning a grade point average of at least 3.0 for the fall 2011 semester. They were recognized along with 71 other Boston University student-athletes from five teams that compete during the fall.
The ENG honorees are Michael Bhatt (CE’13), Brian Greenfield (ME’13) and Joey Greenspun (BME, EE’12) from the BU Men’s Cross Country team and Vincente Colmenares (ME’14) and Ethan Harlow (BME’14) from the Men’s Soccer team. Greenspun and Harlow were among 25 Terriers to also earn a place on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll, which recognizes student-athletes with a grade point average of at least 3.5.
All five ENG student-athletes have shown great promise both on and off the field.
Ethan Harlow, a center back on the Men’s Soccer team, plans to work in BU’s Molecular Aging and Development Lab this summer and aspires to become a surgeon or pursue healthcare technology research. Vincente Colmenares, a left-midfielder, looks forward to working in the U.S. as a mechanical engineer and applying his engineering skillset to solve societal challenges around the world.
Competing in 8K and 10K runs for the Men’s Cross Country team are Michael Bhatt, who aims to pursue a master’s degree in computer engineering; Brian Greenfield, who has spent a year working in the Plasma Spray Deposition Lab under Associate Professor Michael Gevelber (ME); and Joey Greenspun, a Lutchen Fellowwho has pursued healthcare technology research in Professor Selim Ünlü’s (ECE, MSE) lab since his sophomore year and has already been accepted to two PhD programs in electrical engineering. Greenfield also competes in middle distance events for the Men’s Track & Fieldteam.
“These students exemplify the best of the well-rounded individuals in our ENG programs, balancing the demands of a rigorous academic curriculum with the substantial commitment needed to excel at intercollegiate sports,” said Associate Dean for Educational Initiatives Donald Wroblewski.
By Mark Dwortzan