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Strobel wins Scholar-Athlete Award at CSI sports banquet Published: Saturday, May 21, 2011, 8:04 AM

By

Jim Waggoner

College of Staten Island senior softball player Raechel Strobel walked away with the prestigious Scholar-Athlete of the Year award Friday night at the school’s annual athletics awards banquet in Willowbrook. Strobel, a four-time All-CUNY Conference second baseman and the conference’s first two-time Sportsmanship Award recipient, compiled a 3.892 grade-point average as a mathematics major in CSI’s Teacher Staten Island Advance photo by Anthony DePrimo The College of Staten Island's Katrell Lewis, vice president of student affairs Dr. A. Ramona Brown, Dean Kunjravia, Gabriella Villarruel, Raechel Strobel and athletic director Vernon Mummert pose for a photo during the school's annual athletics awards banquet Friday night.

Education Honors Academy. She was one of the school’s four nominees for the CUNY Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award and has tutored students at a number of local schools, including her

alma mater Curtis HS. CSI softball coach Stella Porto had high praise for the departing infielder from the NCAA Division III tournament qualifier. “Raechel tutors every student and makes everyone a better person,” said Porto on the school’s website. “She’a great leader and a role model out there on the field. On top of it all, she has been extremely fun to coach.” Senior swimmer Pavel Buyanov, a former two-time NCAA champion in the 100-yard breaststroke who earned a silver medal in this year’s 200 breaststoke and a bronze in the 100, was named Male Athlete of the Year.

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