Ficarro receives SUNY Chancellor’s Award

Senior diver Sarah Ficarro, of Owego, was honored April 4 in Albany as one of four SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Academic Excellence recipients from Fredonia State.

Rachael Coccia from Victor; Hannah Delansky from East Amherst; and Maxwell DeNies from East Aurora were the other Fredonia State senior recipients.

Ficarro is graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences and has been named to the Dean’s List each semester. She is also completing a sports psychology internship during the spring semester.

She is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and the National Society of Leadership and Success, and served as captain of the women’s varsity swimming and diving team for the 2012-13 season. She was named Student of the Month in September 2012 by the Office of Residence Life and in December 2012 received the Dr. Delores Bogard Award from the membership of the State University of New York Athletic Conference as the junior or senior female athlete with the best combination of academic and athletic ability.

Ficarro is a seven-time NCAA Division III All-American in springboard diving. She also earned NCAA Scholar All-American awards. Ms. Ficarro is a four-time First Team All-SUNYAC championship diver and has been selected as Women’s Diver of the Meet at three SUNYAC championships.

Her many volunteer activities have included Relay for Life, Fall Sweep and Lake Erie beach clean-up.