The America East provides member schools and their athletic programs a platform upon which student-athletes can achieve both collegiate and life success through the promotion and nurturing of athletic excellence, academic achievement and leadership, on and off the field.
America East is proud to sponsor one of the most comprehensive academic awards programs in the country, honoring over 2,000 student-athletes each year via six unique award categories:
- All-Academic teams comprised of student-athletes that excel both academically and athletically are chosen in each of the conference's 18 sports by a committee consisting of faculty athletic representatives, academic advisors and sports information directors.
- Scholar-Athletes, the best student-athlete who excels both athletically and academically, are chosen in each sport while an overall Male and Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year is also chosen.
- The conference recognizes all student-athletes who achieve at least a 3.0 GPA on its Academic Honor Roll, with those achieving a 3.5 average or better receiving Commissioner's Honor Roll status.
- Presidential Scholar-Athlete awards are bestowed to student-athletes who graduate with a 3.75 GPA.
- Elite 18 awards the student-athlete with the highest GPA competing in each of America East 18 championships.
- The Academic Cup is awarded to the school with the highest cumulative GPA among its student-athletes for that academic year.
|YEAR||ALL-TIME ACADEMIC CUP WINNERS||ALL-TIME MALE |
SCHOLAR ATHLETES OF THE YEAR
|ALL-TIME FEMALE |
SCHOLAR ATHLETES OF THE YEAR
|2015-16||New Hampshire||David MacKinnon, Harttford || baseball||Laura Rose Donegan, New Hampshire || cross country/track & field|
|2014-15||Hartford/New Hampshire||Billy Hearvner, UMBC || soccer||Liz Wood, Maine || basketball|
|2013-14||Hartford||Kelton Cullenberg, Maine || track & field||Olivia Burne, Stony Brook || cross country, track & field|
|2012-13||Hartford||Liam Paddock, UMBC || soccer||Katie Matthews, Boston U. || track & field|
|2011-12||Hartford||Tyler Johnson, Stony Brook || baseball||Lucy Van Dalen, Stony Brook || track & field|
|2010-11||Vermont||Sven Vloedgraven, Binghamton || tennis||Nikki Branchini, Albany || lacrosse|
|2009-10||Vermont||Sven Vloedgraven, Binghamton || tennis||May Kotsopoulos, Vermont || basketball|
|2008-09||Vermont||Connor Tobin, Vermont || soccer||Kristen Millar, Vermont || lacrosse|
|2007-08||Vermont||Rory Quiller, Binghamton || track & field||Sarah Hudak, Boston U. || cross country/track & field|
|2006-07||Vermont/Maine||Rory Quiller, Binghamton || track & field||Marisa Ryan, Boston U. || cross country/track & field|
|2005-06||Vermont||Andy Allstadt, Albany || track & field||Marisa Ryan, Boston U. || cross country/track & field|
|2004-05||Vermont||Aaron Izaryk, Maine || baseball||Amy Cochran, Vermont || soccer|
|2003-04||Maine||Jacob Jentzer, Maine || swimming & diving||Lana Khvalina, UMBC || tennis|
|2002-03||Binghamton||Emil Bove, Albany || lacrosse||Jenny Payne, Stony Brook || cross country|
|2001-02||Binghamton||Emil Bove, Albany || lacrosse||Amy DeCamp, New Hampshire || cross country|
|2000-01||Drexel||Chris Shaver, Vermont || soccer||Lori Swanson, Drexel || softball|
|1999-2000||New Hampshire||Brian McGillen, Delaware || swimming & diving||Karalyn Church, Vermont || basketball|
|1998-99||New Hampshire||Dave Geesaman, Delaware || cross country/track & field||Orsi Farkas, New Hampshire || basketball|
|1997-98||Drexel||Ramin Kazemi, Towson || tennis||Denise Leckenby, New Hampshire || swimming & diving|
|1996-97||Hartford||Bjorn Hansen, Northeastern || soccer||Jennifer Falk, Drexel || volleyball|
|1995-96||Vermont||Michael Polsky, Hofstra || tennis||Jen Ruggerio, Northeastern || field hockey|