Over Half of Winter/Spring Student-Athletes Named To Honor Roll
Binghamton University had the most student-athletes named to the Academic Honor Roll with 195 recipients. Stony Brook University (149 recipients), University of Vermont (144), UMBC (142) and Boston University (141) followed. University of Maine (137), University of New Hampshire (130), University at Albany (129) and University of Hartford (115) rounded out America East’s nine member institutions.
The Bearcats had the most athletes listed on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll with 100 student-athletes achieving a 3.50 GPA or higher, and also had the highest percentage of winter and spring student-athletes on the honor roll with 67 percent. New Hampshire (65.7 percent), Vermont (62.6) and Boston U. (62.1) also had over 60 percent of their student-athletes earn honor roll distinction for the spring 2011 semester.
The Wildcats’ women’s outdoor track & field squad placed the most students-athletes on the honor roll with 61 achieving at least a 3.0 GPA. The Binghamton men’s outdoor track & field was the top men’s team, placing 35 on the honor roll.
The following teams also sent the most number of student-athletes to the honor roll in each respective sport: baseball, Binghamton and Hartford (18); men’s basketball, Vermont (12); women’s basketball, Hartford (11); men’s lacrosse, Binghamton (25); women’s lacrosse, Vermont (19); softball, Binghamton (17); men’s swimming & diving, UMBC (22); women’s swimming & diving, Vermont (25); men’s tennis, Binghamton (10); women’s tennis, Binghamton, Hartford and Stony Brook (7); men’s indoor track & field, Binghamton (34); men’s outdoor track & field, Binghamton (35); women’s indoor track & field, New Hampshire (57).
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 20 sports by a committee consisting of faculty athletic representatives, academic advisors and sports information directors. 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. Finally, the America East Academic Cup, which honors the America East institution with the highest average cumulative GPA among its student-athletes. University of Vermont won its seventh straight Cup this year.