Ballston Spa Soccer Player Receives SUNY Award

BALLSTON SPA – The winners of the SUNY Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Award were recently announced and 86 student-athletes across the SUNY system were honored, including a soccer player from Ballston Spa.

Photo of Brett Gruener courtesy of Chris Santilli.

Photo of Brett Gruener courtesy of Chris Santilli.

This year’s recipients averaged a 3.55 GPA and among the winners were three SUNYIT athletes.

SUNYIT junior and Ballston Spa native, 20-year-old Brett Gruener, was one of the honorees.

Gruener was the only junior to receive the honor and helped anchor a historically outstanding defense for the SUNYIT Men’s Soccer Team this year. Gruener, who was named to the All-NEAC 1st Team as a defender, helped lead SUNYIT to its 3rd NEAC Championship in the past 4 years.

Gruener has been playing soccer since he was 7 years old.

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