stop
/fls/14000/site_graphics/backgrounds/homepageHD.jpg
AmericaEast.TV
ACADEMICS
Article Image
Boston University's Kendra Cheng is one of five Terriers on the women's swimming and diving all-academic
Courtesy: America East Communications

Eight All-Conference Performers Headline Swimming and Diving All-Academic Team

Release: 03/14/2012
Files available Send this article to a friend Print RSS
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East Conference announced the 2012 Swimming and Diving All-Academic Teams Wednesday afternoon. Twenty student-athletes, nine men and 11 women, representing the best of the conference academically and athletically, earned all-academic status.

The men’s all-academic team is headlined by three all-conference performers including the gold medalist in both the one and three-meter diving events at the conference championship, UMBC junior Andrew Eckhoff (Chelmsford, Mass./Chelmsford). Boston University sophomore Jared Scheck (Pittsburgh, Pa./Shady Side Academy), the silver medalist in both diving events, makes his first appearance on the all-academic squad. Likewise, UMBC senior John Mendenhall (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill East) is an all-academic honoree for the first time. Mendenhall won the conference title in the 200 breaststroke back in February.

Several repeat selections also earned all-academic distinction. Eckhoff made the team for the second straight season, as did Binghamton junior Justin Mattison (Horseheads, N.Y./Horseheads). Bearcat senior Dan Feeley (Rye, N.Y./Rye) receieves the honor for the third time.

A quartet of sophomore swimmers round out the men’s sqaud. Maine’s Robbie Bickford (Milford, Maine/Old Town ) and Cody LaChance (Winslow, Maine/Winslow) join Boston U.’s Wesley Pate (Duluth, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian) and James Sundquist (East Aurora, N.Y./East Aurora).

On the women’s side, five all-conference performers from Boston U. highlight the 11-member all-academic team. Seniors Amanda Schmitz (Pleasanton, Calif./Foothill), the 2012 conference champion in the 200 fly, and Kristen Connors (Mansfield, Mass./Bishop Feehan), who appears on her third all-academic team, juniors Kara Zebrowski (Clifton Park, N.Y./Shenendehowa) and Katie Radin (Hanover, Mass./Notre Dame Academy), the 200 backstroke champion, and sophomore Kendra Cheng (Franklin, Mass./Bishop Feehan) raced to all-conference honors this season.

Connors and Schmitz both earned all-academic nods last season and are joined this year by two more repeat selections. UMBC junior Tara Morrissette (Somersworth, N.H./Saint Thomas Aquinas) and Vermont senior Kaitlyn Evarts (Vergennes, Vt./Vergennes) each make their second appearance on the all-academic team.

Completing the 2012 team are first-time honorees Binghamton senior Jenna Easton (Churchville, N.Y./Churchville-Chili), Maine junior Carmen Linden (Ottawa, Ontario/Sir Robert Borden) and Vermont juniors Chelsea Krisanda (Webster, N.Y./Webster Schroeder) and Kailey Gardner (Ithaca, N.Y./Ithaca).

The All-Academic squads are a product of the June 2005 Athletics Directors meeting where faculty representatives and athletics directors from each of the conference’s nine member institutions decided to honor the league’s top student-athletes, who excel equally in the classroom as they do on the playing field. 

For the fourth straight year, America East will select the All-Academic teams using CoSIDA’s Academic All-America program as a model. Student-athletes worthy of consideration are nominated by member sports information directors and voted on by a committee of SIDs, academic advisors and faculty representatives from all nine member institutions.

All-Academic squads for team sports are based on the number of athletes that participate in a contest at one time or are made up of 10 student-athletes for individual sports. To be nominated for the distinction, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve for their team and participate in at least 50 percent of their team’s games or competitions. In the classroom, student-athletes must have a 3.30 GPA and have completed at least one calendar year at their institution. Freshmen are not eligible for consideration.
AMERICAEAST.TV
WATCH AMERICAEAST.TV
Video
October 26, 2014
M Soccer
UNH Men's Soccer vs UMBC (10/25/14)
Video
October 26, 2014
M Soccer
UNH Men's Soccer vs UMBC Highlights (10/25/14)
Video
October 25, 2014
M Soccer
UAlbany Men's Soccer vs Stony Brook Full Game...
Video
October 25, 2014
Field Hockey
Albany vs. Maine Field Hockey. Great Danes win...
advertisement
AMI Graphics
The Rock
Molten
Rawlings
Levy Marketing & Awards
Worth
Crons