TOWSON, Md. – The Landmark Conference selects 22 senior scholar athletes each year to recognize the top student-athlete in each sport based on academic and athletics.
The honorees must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.20 and are selected by a committee of Landmark Conference officers, athletics directors, senior woman administrators, faculty athletic representatives, and sports information directors. Chosen at the end of each sport season, the first six honorees will be announced over the next week.
Drew University's Niko Cserhat has been named the Men's Soccer Senior Scholar Athlete. Cserhat is the first Ranger to be selected as a men's soccer senior scholar.
Cserhat appeared in 17 games with one start throughout his senior campaign. He was named to the All-Landmark First Team as a junior. During his four-year career, the Rangers qualified for the Landmark playoffs three times, and won the 2017 conference championship. The win earned the Rangers the automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament, where Drew made it to the Sweet 16.
Academically, Cserhat has earned a 3.93 cumulative grade point average as an economics major. Originally from Taos, N.M., he a three-time Landmark Academic Honor Roll selection, a six-time selection to Drew's Dean List, and is a CoSIDA Academic All-America nominee.
Cserhat is a Drew University Civic Scholar and Baldwin Honors Scholar, and a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economic Honors Society) and Phi Beta Kappa honor society.
A Drew University Civic Scholar (2015-present), he has also participated in Soccer After Dark and Soccer in the Park free youth mentoring programs, and has continued civic engagement through volunteer time, workshops, and community engagement placements both at school and around the surrounding area. Last year, he was a paid intern for Jon Ossoff Congress Campaign (N.M.).