Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 4:05pm

JCC students Carly Olds of Andover, Andrew Robertson of Jamestown, and Molly Woodfield of Lakewood were among 249 SUNY students honored recently with the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence for their academic achievement, leadership, and community service.

“These students have excelled academically and taken advantage of what SUNY has to offer in and outside the classroom,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “They are proven leaders, athletes, artists, community servants, and much more. They represent the future of our state and are perfect examples of The Power of SUNY.”

The Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence was created 14 years ago to recognize students who have best demonstrated, and been recognized for, the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts or career achievement. The average grade point average for all recipients this year is 3.8.

Ms. Olds, a student at the Cattaraugus County Campus, graduated with an Associate in Arts: Liberal Arts & Sciences-Humanities degree in December 2010.
Ms. Olds attained the record for overall highest career points in women's soccer at the Cattaraugus County Campus. She served as captain of the soccer team in 2010 and was named to Western New York Athletic Conference academic all conference teams for women's soccer in 2009 and 2010.

Last summer, Ms. Olds was invited to play for Maine Tide of the Women's Premier Soccer League. She has volunteered for a children's soccer clinic and the Special Olympics.

Robertson, who will graduate from the Jamestown Campus with an Associate in Science: Physical Education Studies degree this spring, was captain of the Jamestown Campus men's soccer team last fall and the team's starting defenseman for two years. Robertson was named to the first team of the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 3 all-star squad.

Robertson has coached both outdoor travel and indoor league youth soccer teams.

Miss Woodfield, who will graduate from the Jamestown Campus with an Associate in Science: Liberal Arts & Sciences: Early Childhood Education degree, has served for the past year as the student representative to the JCC board of trustees. She was recently selected for the Phi Theta Kappa all-New York second academic team.

She has served as a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and Student Senate, vice president of the Education Club, and co-president of the Art Club. Miss Woodfield has performed in theatrical and musical productions at JCC and in the Jamestown area.

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