Twenty One Named To Cross Country All-Academic Teams

Release: 11/17/2009
Holly and Lucy van Dalen are both repeat selections from last year.
Holly and Lucy van Dalen are both repeat selections from last year.
Courtesy: America East Communications

All-Academic Teams Release (PDF)

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