Kutztown University women’s soccer player Alyssa Ryan and men’s track & field student-athlete Caleb Baukman earned the distinction of being named the 2019 Senior Scholar-Athletes of the Year on Wednesday night at KU’s annual All-Sports Celebration, held at Schaeffer Auditorium.
Ryan is the first women’s soccer player to win the award since 2014, and just the second member overall. Baukman is the third member of KU T&F to earn the distinction and first since 2013.
A two-year team captain, Ryan finished her senior season starting in 17-of-20 games and appearing in 82 games in her career, second-most in program history. She was voted to the All-Atlantic Region Second Team by United Soccer Coaches and to the All-PSAC Second Team for the second straight season.
A biology/pre-med major, Ryan holds a 3.93 GPA, earning Dean’s List honors seven times. She is a three-time Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) scholar-athlete, a two-time D2ADA Academic Achievement Award winner and was named to the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District team.
Baukman earned All-Atlantic Region and All-PSAC honors in the high jump during the indoor season this year. A social work major, Baukman has accumulated a 3.94 GPA and is a seven-time Dean’s List honoree. He is a three-time PSAC Scholar-Athlete and ranks seventh all-time at KU in the indoor high jump and 10th in outdoor.
Male Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year
2005 Greg Fulkerson, Swimming
2006 Michael Baldwin, Football
2007 Jeff Craig, Baseball
2008 Tom Cressman, Football
2009 Scott Thomas, Swimming
2010 Ben Loht, Track and Field
2011 Jared Haas, Football
2012 Josh Smith, Football
2013 Kori Meshaw, Track & Field
2014 Rushi Amin, Tennis
2015 Brandon Martinez, Baseball
2016 Chad Barton, Football
2017 Ryan Connolly, Basketball
2018 Gabriel Nogara Souza, Tennis
2019 Caleb Baukman, Track & Field
Female Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year
2005 Erin Livingston, Field Hockey/Softball
2006 Colleen Healey, Field Hockey
2007 Sarah Brandon, Volleyball
2008 Stephanie Williams, Cross-Country/Track
2009 Kelley Healey, Field Hockey
2010 Rohini Das, Tennis
2011 Lindsay Confer, Volleyball
2012 Stephanie Kearns, Swimming
2013 Brianna Risch, Volleyball
2014 Katie Oliveri, Soccer
2015 Colleen Smith, Softball
2016 Emma Sullivan, Track & Field
2017 Kelsey Watson, Basketball
2018 Courtney Konowal, Field Hockey
2019 Alyssa Ryan, Soccer