Berkeley College (NY) Men's Basketball Player Alexander Loniakan Named to HVIAC Winter-Spring All Academic Team

Earlier this month, the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2014 Winter-Spring All Academic Team, and the Berkeley College Department of Athletics is proud to announce that New York Men’s Basketball player Alexander Loniakan was one of 90 student-athletes recognized on that squad. Instituted by the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in the 2010-2011 season, the All-Academic Team is comprised of student-athletes who excel both on the court/field, and in the classroom.

“Alex is a phenomenal student who is very dedicated to his studies,” Head Coach Chris Christiansen said. “His diligent efforts in school will make his transition into the workforce smooth and successful. As it pertains to his athletic ability, Alex has always served as a great teammate and influence. He was a hard worker who always kept the mood light. Our club is going to miss his contributions next season.”

Loniakan is an International Business major, and currently holds a 3.9 GPA. He is scheduled to graduate this August.

This past March, he was honored by the United States Collegiate Athletic Association at the conference’s National Tournament banquet, as the Swedish guard was tabbed to the Academic All-American team for the 2013-2014 season.

The All-Academic Team consists of student-athletes who have reached sophomore academic standing and have earned a 3.5 cumulative grade point average or better at the conclusion of the spring semester, and participate in one of the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s winter or spring sports – men's and women's basketball, women's swimming, men's volleyball, men's tennis, softball and baseball.