Over 1,700 America East Student-Athletes Named to Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The America East Conference office announced on Thursday that 1,730 of its winter and spring student-athletes, over 60 percent of the athletes eligible to compete, have been named to the 2008-09 America East Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll. Students had to earn grade-point averages of 3.0 or higher to receive this recognition. Of those student-athletes, 836 earned Commissioner’s Honor Roll status for completing the spring semester with grade-point averages of 3.5 or higher and competing during the winter or spring sports season.
Binghamton University had the most student-athletes named to the Academic Honor Roll with 273 recipients. University of Vermont came in second with 226 athletes recognized, followed by University of New Hampshire (204), Boston University (194), University at Albany and Stony Brook University (182), UMBC (168), University of Maine (162) and University of Hartford (139).
The Bearcats also had the most athletes listed on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll with 158 student-athletes achieving a 3.5 GPA or higher. Vermont and New Hampshire followed with 98 and 96 recipients, respectively.
UNH’s women’s indoor track & field squad placed the most students-athletes on the Honor Roll with 55 achieving at least a 3.0 GPA.
America East is proud to have one of most comprehensive academic awards programs in the country. In addition to the honor roll, an All-Academic team comprised of student-athletes that excel both academically and athletically is chosen in each of the conference’s 21 sports by a committee consisting of faculty athletic representatives, academic advisors and sports information directors. Additionally, a scholar-athlete, someone who distinguishes themself as the top student-athlete in his/her sport, is awarded. From that group, one male and one female is selected the America East Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The America East Academic Cup, which honors the America East institution with the highest average cumulative GPA among its student-athletes, will be awarded Wednesday, June 24, while the winter/spring scholar-athletes will be named on Tuesday, June 30.
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