Over 61% of League's Winter/Spring Student-Athletes Named to Honor Roll
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - More than 61 percent of America East student-athletes whom competed in winter or spring sports, 1,327 total, during the 2013-14 academic year, earned America East Honor Roll distinction after achieving grade-point averages (GPA) of 3.00 or higher during the spring term. More than half (50.6 percent) of those student-athletes (671 total) earned Commissioner’s Honor Roll status for completing the spring semester with a GPA of 3.50 or higher.
"Our student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom while balancing the rigors of being a Division I student-athletes at outstanding universities is truly impressive," said America East Commissioner Amy Huchthausen.
Binghamton University had the most student-athletes honored (172) while UMBC (164) was second and Stony Brook University was third (158) followed by University of New Hampshire (155), University of Vermont (153), University of Maine (149), University of Hartford (128), UMass Lowell (91) and NJIT women's tennis, an associate member, (7).
Binghamton also had the most winter/spring student-athletes on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll (86) while Maine (85) was second and UNH was third (81).
UNH had the highest percentage of its winter/spring student-athletes receive recognition with 70.1 percent achieving 3.00 GPAs or higher during the semester. Hartford (69.9 percent), Vermont (67 percent), Stony Brook (63), Maine (62) and Binghamton (62 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 38 student-athletes honored, respectively. The other teams with the highest number of honorees from each sport were: baseball, UMBC (20); men’s basketball, Albany (10); women's basketball, Stony Brook (13); men's lacrosse, Albany (25); women's lacrosse, Stony Brook (26); men's tennis, Binghamton (11); women's tennis, NJIT (7); softball, Binghamton and Hartford (15); women's swimming & diving, Vermont (30).
Albany men's basketball and men's lacrosse, Stony Brook women's lacrosse and Binghamton men's tennis all won America East championships this year.America East is proud to have one of most comprehensive academic awards programs in the country. In additions to the Academic Honor Roll, Presidential Scholar-Athlete awards are bestowed to student-athletes who graduate with a 3.75 GPA. All-Academic teams comprised of student-athletes that excel both academically and athletically are chosen in each of the conference’s 19 sports. Additionally, a Scholar-Athlete, someone who distinguishes himself/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. The conference also recognizes all student-athletes who achieve at least a 3.0 GPA on its Academic Honor Roll, with those achieving a 3.50 average or better receiving Commissioner’s Honor Roll status. Finally, the Academic Cup is presented to the institution whose student-athletes post the highest grade-point average during that academic year.
Honor Roll Lists