ELMIRA — Women's volleyball player Sabrina Didas, of Dansville, was one of 71 student-athletes named to the Empire 8 Conference President's List in recognition of their outstanding work in the classroom.

To be considered an E8 All-Academic Team, a squad must maintain a grade-point average of 3.20 or higher during the spring semester. Among the 11 EC teams that garnered the honor this spring, women's cross country led the way with an impressive 3.69 GPA, followed by women's basketball with a 3.50.

Also qualified for the award were: men's and women's ice hockey, field hockey, women's volleyball, softball, women's tennis, women's golf, women's soccer, and women's lacrosse.

Recipients of the President's List distinction must be enrolled full-time at their respective institution and carry a minimum GPA of 3.75 while participating in a conference-sponsored sport and displaying positive conduct on-and-off campus.

As the Empire 8 states, "Its commitment to serve the educational needs of its student-athletes is the hallmark of the Empire 8." With 71 honorees, Elmira increased the number of President's List award winners by a dozen when compared to the spring of 2017.

Elmira College is a private, coeducational, Phi Beta Kappa college founded in 1855, located in Elmira, New York. The College has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,200 full-time mostly-residential students, and is the guardian of Quarry Farm where Mark Twain wrote many of his most iconic novels and is today a research center for visiting Twain scholars.

The College has been ranked as a Best College in the Northeast by The Princeton Review and a Top Tier national liberal arts college by U.S. News & World Report, which also ranked Elmira College as a leading college, nationally, for student internships. The Philadelphia Inquirer cited the Elmira College campus as 'picture postcard perfect.'