Krueger, Berg and Ungrady Named December Scholar Athletes
Madison Berg and Graham Ungrady of Army West Point Swim and Dive and Mason Krueger of Army West Point Hockey were selected as the Corps Squad Athletes of the Month for December.
Women’s Swim & Dive - Madison Berg ’21, Army team captain and Minnesota native Madison Berg performs best when conditions are most challenging, proving time and again over the past nine months that COVID-19 can neither slow her speed in the pool nor thwart her academic excellence in the classroom. Against Boston College in Army West Point's lone in-person meet of the 2020-2021 season, Madison earned two victories, claiming the 200-yard freestyle and anchoring her relay squad in the 200-yard freestyle relay. She was also a close second to teammate Sammie Edwards in the 100-yard freestyle event, rounding out an impressive overall performance from one of last season's First Team All-Patriot League selectees. With her best academic semester to date, Madison earned a 3.45 GPA as a Psychology with Honors major this past fall. Named an Academic All-Patriot League member last year, Madison's past two semesters have been her best at West Point despite significant adjustments due to COVID-19 since March 2020.
Men’s Swim & Dive - Graham Ungrady ’21, Cadet Graham Ungrady is a Firstie captain hailing from Jacksonville, Fla. Against Boston College in Army West Point's lone in-person meet of the 2020-2021 season; he won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1.37.51. He was also a part of the 200-yard freestyle team that won its race with a time of 1.21.32. This past fall, Graham finished the semester with a 3.856 GPA. He maintains a 3.454 cumulative GPA as a Systems Engineering major. Last year his academic achievements landed him on the 2019-20 Academic All-Patriot League Team. Additionally, his skills in the pool earned him a spot on the 2019-20 Second Team All-Patriot League. He has made the Dean's List in all seven semesters at the Academy.
Hockey - Mason Krueger ’21, Cadet Mason Krueger, a firstie forward on the Army Hockey team, has proven himself as a top scholar athlete and leader this season. As one of the senior leaders on the hockey team, he has done an outstanding job demonstrating to his teammates how to balance academics with the Hockey team's grueling travel schedule and the challenges of COVID. After compiling 19 goals over the past two years, Mason opened the season as the center for the first line of Black Knight offense. Leading from the front on the first line of offense, he has one of the highest compiled ice times on the team and is on the ice for the most critical parts of the game. He is trusted as a backbone of the Army offense. His activity on the scoreboard is crucial for the team, but his leadership on special teams is critical to the team's success. Mason plays the game aggressively and is always contributing. Mason is excelling in academics as well. This term, he has an impressive 3.56 APST while finishing up the more difficult classes of his Systems Engineering major and performing his role on the team. Read more.