Haas, Vilorio Earn Northwestern Mutual Academic Honor
Monday, January 06, 2014 | by Matt Moretti III (@Moretts13)

FORT MYERS, Fla. – FGCU Athletics has named women’s basketball player Stephanie Haas (Avon Lake, Ohio/Magnificat High School) and swimmer Karen Vilorio (Tegucigalpa, Honduras/Elvel School) as recipients of the Northwestern Mutual Academic Student-Athletes of the Month Award for the month of December.

Each month, the FGCU Athletics Communications Office and Athletic Academic staff will choose a pair of Eagles as the Northwestern Mutual Academic Student-Athlete of the Month. Those selected for the honor will have exhibited a combination of superior athletic and overall academic success.

Haas has maintained 3.947 grade point average in the field of criminal justice while helping the Eagles to a 7-6 record this season. Haas is one of just three Eagles averaging double-figures in scoring at 12.2 points per game. That total is a substantial increase over her freshman season output of 3.9 points per game. The sophomore is also third on the team in minutes per game at 27.6 and has already played more minutes this season than she did her entire freshman campaign.

Vilorio is currently majoring in business management with a minor in real estate and has maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.327. The swimmer completed a successful fall campaign with top-three finishes in the 100-year butterfly and the 100-yard breaststroke in the teams’ lone meet at home. She added a pair of top-three finishes in the backstroke at Miami before finishing third and second in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke at Florida State, respectively.

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