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Most Outstanding Player of the America East Men's Basketball Championship Mike Black was one of over 1,300 student-athletes who acheived a 3.0 GPA last semester.
Courtesy: America East Communications

Sixty Percent of America East Winter/Spring Student-Athletes Named to Honor Roll

Release: 06/25/2013
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Sixty percent of America East student-athletes whom competed in winter or spring sports during the 2012-13 season, 1,337 total, earned America East Honor Roll distinction after achieving grade-point averages (GPA) of 3.00 or higher during the second semester. Nearly half of those student-athletes (638 total) earned Commissioner’s Honor Roll status for completing the spring semester with a GPA of 3.50 or higher.

Binghamton University had the most student-athletes honored (191) while Stony Brook University (161) was second and University of New Hampshire was third (155). Boston University was fourth (149), followed by University of Vermont (144), UMBC (141), University of Maine (140), University at Albany (132) and University of Hartford (124).

Binghamton also had the most winter/spring student-athletes on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll (90) followed by New Hampshire (84) and Vermont (76) and Hartford (76).

UNH had the highest percentage of its winter/spring student-athletes receive recognition with 72 percent achieving 3.00 GPAs or higher during the semester. Boston University (65 percent), Vermont (64 percent), Hartford (63), Binghamton (62 percent) and Stony Brook (61 percent) all had over 60 percent of its winter/spring student-athletes listed.

The New Hampshire women’s and men's track & field squads each had the highest number of honor roll recipients from one team with 70 and 41 student-athletes honored, respectively. The other teams with the highest number of honorees from each sport were: baseball, Binghamton and Hartford (16); men’s basketball, Albany (10); women's basketball, Hartford (13); men's lacrosse, Hartford (25); women's lacrosse, New Hampshire (18); men's tennis, Binghamton (10); women's tennis, Boston U. (7); softball, Hartford (15); men's swimming & diving, Boston U. (15); women's swimming & diving, Maine (24).

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.

For more information on the America East Academic Awards Program, including a school-by-school listing of honor roll recipients, log on to the conference’s official website at www.AmericaEast.com.

Honor Rolls Lists

Albany

Binghamton

Boston U.

Hartford

Maine

UMBC

New Hampshire

Stony Brook

Vermont



ABOUT THE AMERICA EAST CONFERENCE: Into its fourth decade of operation, America East has evolved into one of the most comprehensive NCAA Division I conferences with a commitment to broad-based, competitive athletics programs, complementing the academic integrity and missions of the member institutions. Progressive in its approach to its more than 3,400 student-athletes, America East recognizes champions in each of its 20 sports and also conducts the nation’s most comprehensive academic recognition program for student-athletes. With a geographic footprint covering the Mid-Atlantic to Northeast regions of the United States, America East strives to develop champions in academics, athletics and leadership at its nine member institutions: University at Albany, Binghamton University, Boston University, University of Hartford, University of Maine, UMBC, University of New Hampshire, Stony Brook University and University of Vermont.
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