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Chris Banafato Named Scholar Athlete Sport Excellence Award Winner
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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (August 5, 2012) – Senior Chris Banafato (Bridgewater, N.J.) was named the American Athletic Conference’s Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award winner for men’s cross country for the 2013 season.

Winners were chosen by the conference’s academic affairs committee and are given to student-athletes in each American Athletic Conference sponsored sport based on academic credentials, athletic accolades and performances and volunteer service given to the community.  Student-athletes who have attained junior academic standing and a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 are eligible.

The Rutgers men’s cross country team placed 17th overall at the NCAA Division Mid-Atlantic Regional and placed seventh at the IC4A Championships. Banafato, an accounting major, placed sixth at IC4A’s and was an All-East University Division honoree.

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