Clifford C. Furnas Athlete-Scholar Award


The UB Clifford C. Furnas Athlete-Scholar Award recognizes outstanding undergraduate performance in scholarship and athletic prowess and encourages students to continue into graduate or professional education.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a currently-enrolled undergraduate senior.
  • Have a minimum 3.5 GPA.

How to Apply

UB Athletics has an internal nomination process. Please contact them for more information. 

Campus Contact

Past Award Recipients and Honorees

Year Name Field(s) of Study Sport Graduate Institution
2022 Katherine Camper Biological Sciences Soccer University of Bath
2021 Brittney Beetcher Business Administration  Swimming University of Colorado Boulder
2020 Isabella Scout McLerran Biological Sciences Volleyball University at Buffalo
2019 Chantel Martinez Blanco Economics Tennis University of Miami
2018 Julia Benati Exercise Science Soccer Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
2017 Barrett Kemp Biological Sciences Track & Field/Cross Country Stony Brook University 
2016 Austin Miles Price Biomedical Sciences and Global Gender Studies  Men's Track & Field University at Buffalo
2015 Jacquelyn Hall Communication and Psychology  Soccer  
2013 Brittney J. Kuras Psychology Swimming University at Buffalo
2012 Shante White  Nursing  Track & Field University at Buffalo
2011 Marisa Hornbaker Pharmacology and Toxicology  Volleyball University of Texas
2010 Michael R. McDowell Mathematics Swimming University at Buffalo
2009 Mary E. Veith Chemistry Cross Country/Track University at Buffalo
2008 Christina Villa Business Administration  Track & Field University at Buffalo
2007 Daniel Bell Political Science Soccer Cornell University 
2006 Karen E. Corey Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Crew Bard College
2005 Jenefer Brankovsky Biomedical Sciences  Swimming  
2004 Faith Thompson Psychology Track & Field University at Buffalo
2003 Rebecca L. Ashare Psychology Volleyball University at Buffalo
2002 Carrie M. Quinlan   Swimming  
2001 Brian S. McCallion   Soccer  
2000 Daniel R. Poulsen Physical Therapy Football  University at Buffalo
1998 David A. Martinez   Soccer  
1997 Mark T. Horgan Business Administration  Swimming  
1996 Tara Reimer Biological Sciences Cross Country University at Buffalo
1995 Shirley Moody Social Sciences Interdisciplinary and English Track & Field University of Maryland
1994 Ann Marie Gorski Spanish and French Swimming University at Buffalo
1993 Cathryn Patricola Social Sciences Interdisciplinary and Psychology Tennis  
1992 Daniel W. Engels   Wrestling  
1991 John Brighton   Soccer  
1990 Robert Torch   Soccer  
1989 Lisa M. Fischer   Track  
1987 Jim Dunbar   Football   
1986 Louise Roberts   Cross Country  
1985 Gerald J. Quinlivan   Football