CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Eleven men and 10 women have been named to the America East Cross Country All-Academic teams as released by the conference office Tuesday, November 17. Excelling both academically and athletically, these student-athletes represent the best of the America East Conference.
Four All-Conference runners were selected to the All-Academic men’s team, including three top-five finishers: Binghamton graduate student Chris Gaube, Binghamton junior Casey Quaglia, Stony Brook senior Alex Felce and Maine senior Miles Bartlett. Joining them on the All-Academic Team is Stony Brook sophomore Mark Appledorf, Maine senior Corey Bean, Binghamton senior Craig Coon, Boston U. sophomore Joe Greenspun, Albany sophomore Chris Manico, and Binghamton juniors Adam Quinn and Andrew Ugolino.
Among the members of the women’s All-Academic team are the top-three finishers at the America East Championship, including individual champion Maine sophomore Corey Conner, who also qualified for the NCAA Championships, runner-up Stony Brook junior Holly van Dalen and third-place finisher Stony Brook junior Lucy van Dalen. Other All-Conference team members who were also named to the All-Academic squad include: Stony Brook senior Laura Huet, UMBC senior Sara Parkinson, Stony Brook senior Lisa Voltaire, Boston U. sophomore Katie Matthews and Vermont sophomore Morgan Powers. Joining them are Stony Brook sophomore Hayley Green and New Hampshire senior Courtney Hamer.
The All-Academic squads are a product of the June 2005 Athletics Director meetings, where faculty representatives and athletics directors from each of the conference’s nine member institutions decided to honor the league’s top student-athletes, whom excel equally in the classroom as they do on the playing field.
For the second straight year, America East will select the All-Academic teams using CoSIDA’s Academic All-America program as a model. Student-athletes worthy of consideration are nominated by member sports information directors and voted on by a committee of SIDs, academic advisors and faculty representatives from all nine member institutions.
All-Academic squads for team sports are based on the number of athletes that participate in a contest at one time or are made up of 10 student-athletes for individual sports. To be nominated for the distinction, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve for their team and participate in at least 50 percent of their team’s games or competitions. In the classroom, student-athletes must have a 3.30 GPA and have completed at least one calendar year at their institution. Freshmen are not eligible for consideration.
Men’s Cross Country All-Academic Team
Name Cl. School Hometown/High School GPA Major
Mark Appledorf So. Stony Brook Hauppauge, N.Y./Hauppauge 3.74 Biomechanical Engineering
Miles Bartlett Sr. Maine Casco, Maine/Lake Region 3.55 Kinesiology and Physical Education
Corey Bean Sr. Maine Cornville, Maine/Skowhegan 3.84 English
Craig Coon Sr. Binghamton Penfield, N.Y./Penfield 3.59 Mechanical Engineering
Alex Felce Sr. Stony Brook Stroud, England/Archway Comp. 3.55 Mechanical Engineering
Chris Gaube Gr. Binghamton Vestal, N.Y./Vestal 3.74 English/MBA
Joe Greenspun So. Boston U. Orange, Conn. 3.80 Biomedical Engineering
Chris Manico So. Albany Watervliet, N.Y./Shaker 3.66 Accounting
Casey Quaglia Jr. Binghamton Bangor, Maine/Bangor 3.37 Business
Adam Quinn Jr. Binghamton Clifton Park, N.Y./Shenandehowa 3.72 Biology
Andrew Ugolino Jr. Binghamton West Hurley, N.Y./Onteora 3.62 English
Women’s Cross Country All-Academic Team
Name Cl. School Hometown/Previous School GPA Major
Corey Conner So. Maine Townsend, Mass./North Middlesex Regional 3.95 Nursing
Hayley Green So. Stony Brook Wellington, New Zealand/Victoria University 3.96 Psychology
Courtney Hamer Sr. New Hampshire Andover, Mass./Andover 3.60 Civil Engineering
Laura Huet Sr. Stony Brook Carrickmines, Ireland/Loreto College Foxrock 3.43 Business Management
Katie Matthews So. Boston U. Rocky Hill, Conn./Rocky Hill 3.47 Speech, Hearing, Language Sciences
Sara Parkinson Sr. UMBC Lancashire, England/Loughborough University 3.62 Geography and Environmental Systems
Morgan Powers So. Vermont Cincinnati, Ohio/Indian Hills 3.96 Nutrition & Food Sciences
Holly Van Dalen Jr. Stony Brook Wanganui, New Zealand/Wanganui Collegiate 3.76 Sociology/English
Lucy Van Dalen Jr. Stony Brook Wanganui, New Zealand/Wanganui Collegiate 3.65 Sociology
Lisa Voltaire Sr. Stony Brook Stockholm, Sweden/Lopargymnasiet School 3.91 Business