Courtesy: America East Communications

Majority of America East Student-Athletes Named to League's Winter/Spring Honor Roll

Release: 07/27/2016

BOSTON – America East student-athletes continued their impressive record of excelling in the classroom in 2016 as nearly two-thirds of those that competed in winter or spring sports achieved academic Honor Roll status, the conference office announced Thursday afternoon. Honor Roll recognition is bestowed to student-athletes who obtain a semester grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 higher during their competition season.

"America East student-athletes continue to impress with their hard work and achievements in the classroom all while balancing the rigors of being a Division I student-athlete," said America East Commissioner Amy Huchthausen. 

Need to Know

  • A total of 1,414 student-athletes who competed in America East sponsored winter and spring sports earned Honor Roll recognition.
  • 64.8 percent of the nearly 2,200 America East winter/spring student-athletes earned at least a 3.0 GPA during the 2016 spring semester.
  • Of that group, over one-third (33.9 percent) and 714 in total earned Commissioner’s Honor Roll status for registering a GPA of 3.5 or better.
  • The University of New Hampshire had the highest percentage of student-athletes achieve Honor Roll status with 68.6 percent.  
  • America East student-athletes have averaged at least a 3.0 GPA in each of the last 11 years.

2015-16 America East Winter/Spring Honor Roll Stats
School                                        %     Total

Albany   61.6 159
Binghamton 67.9 195
Hartford 67.5 127
Maine   66.3 146
UMBC 61.5 168
UMass Lowell   64.2 171
New Hampshire    68.6 140
Stony Brook   59.3 143



Programs with Highest Percentage of Honor Roll Student-Athletes
Baseball – Hartford (70%)
Men’s Basketball – UMBC (71%)
Women’s Basketball – *Maine (87%)
Men’s Lacrosse – UMass Lowell (74%)
Women’s Lacrosse – Binghamton (87%)
Softball – UMBC (90%)
Swimming & Diving – Vermont (83%)
Women’s Tennis – Hartford/UMBC (100%)
Men’s Track & Field – Binghamton (78%)
Women’s Track & Field – Binghamton (86%)

School Honor Roll Awardee Listings
UMass Lowell
New Hampshire
Stony Brook

America East is proud to have one of most comprehensive academic awards programs in the country, which honors over two-thirds of its student-athletes for their success in the classroom. Learn more about the conference's academic awards program

About America East: The America East provides its 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.