CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Approximately 63 percent of America East student-athletes competing in fall sports totaling 632 participants earned America East Honor Roll distinction after achieving semester grade-point averages (GPA) of 3.00 or higher. Over half of those student-athletes and 322 total earned Commissioner’s Honor Roll status for completing the fall semester with a GPA of 3.50 or higher.
University of New Hampshire had the most student-athletes (96) named to the Academic Fall Honor Roll. Boston University came in second (76), followed by University of Vermont (75), Binghamton University (70), University of Hartford (65), UMBC (61), Stony Brook University (59), University at Albany (57) and University of Maine (52). Fairfield University, an associate member for the sport of field hockey, sent 11 squad members to the fall honor roll, while Providence College, an associate member in volleyball, had 10 student-athletes honored.
The Black Bears had the highest percentage of their fall student-athletes obtain recognition with 74.2 percent achieving 3.00 GPAs or higher. during the semester. Approximately 72 percent of Binghamton and Hartford student-athletes achieved honor roll status, while UMBC (67.6 percent), UNH (65.7 percent) and Vermont (61.4 percent) all sent over 60 percent to the honor roll list.
The Binghamton women’s soccer team had the highest number of honor roll recipients from one team with 25 student-athletes. The other teams with the highest number of honorees from each sport are: women’s cross country, UNH (24); men’s cross country, UNH (20); men’s soccer, Binghamton (18); field hockey, Vermont (16); and volleyball, UMBC (15).
America East is proud to have one of the 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 20 sports by a committee consisting of faculty athletic representatives, academic advisors and sports information directors. Additionally, a scholar-athlete, someone who distinguishes his/herself 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. Finally, the Academic Cup is awarded to the school with the highest cumulative GPA among its student-athletes for that academic year.
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