10 America East individuals and 10 teams were honored by the USTFCCCA for academic excellence.
10 America East individuals and 10 teams were honored by the USTFCCCA for academic excellence.
Courtesy: America East Communications

10 America East Individuals, 10 Teams Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

Release: 07/26/2013

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Seven America East female and three male track & field athletes earned United States Track & Field and Cross Country (USTFCCCA) All-Academic status for the 2012-13 year, the organization announced Thursday. In addition, five women’s teams and five men’s teams also earned all-academic distinction.

The list included four student-athletes from Boston University, including the America East Woman of the Year and Scholar Athlete of the Year, Katie Matthews. Maine and Vermont each had two representatives while Binghamton and New Hampshire had one apiece.

Vermont is represented by Alicia Clark and Yolanda Ngarambe. Clark posted a perfect 4.00 GPA during her first season as a Catamount on the track. She was the 2013 America East champion in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 36:09.53, winning the race by more than 30 seconds in Binghamton. Ngarambe won the 2013 America East title in the 800-meter run and went on to break the school record by nearly two seconds in the preliminary round of the ECAC Championships.

Maine standout Corey Conner was the America East champion in the 5,000-meter run and qualified for the NCAA Championship in the 10,000 and went on to earn All-America honorable mention. Conner’s teammate, Jesse Labreck also earned all-academic status with a 3.33 GPA in Elementary Education.

Binghamton’s Jessica Hennig recorded a 3.65 GPA in Graphic Design and was an four-time conference champion in the 400 while also earning all-conference honors eight times (four outdoor, four indoor).

On the men’s side, Boston University placed both R.J. Page and Zach Ray on the all-academic team. They were joined by New Hampshire’s John Prizzi.

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have met either of the following athletic standards: for the indoor season, a student-athlete must have finished the regular season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 48 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org; for the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).

Boston University, Hartford, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont also earned all-academic status as teams. Teams earned all-academic status  as a result of earning a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or higher. Boston U. finished with a 3.12 GPA, Hartford had a 3.14 GPA Maine had a 3.41 GPA, New Hampshire had a 3.32 GPA and Vermont finished with a 3.22 GPA.

Earning all-academic status on the men’s side was Boston University (3.18 GPA), Hartford (3.27 GPA), Maine (3.07 GPA), New Hampshire (3.07 GPA) and Vermont (3.21 GPA).


R.J. Page

Boston University


Economics/Business Administration & Management

Zach Ray

Boston University


Criminal Justice

John Prizzi

New Hampshire


Earth Science-Oceanography


Jessica Hennig



Graphic Design

Nikko Brady

Boston University


Environmental Analysis & Policy

Katie Matthews

Boston University


Speech Language Pathology

Corey Conner




Jesse Labreck



Elementary Education

Alicia Clark



Business Administration

Yolanda Ngarambe