CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The
University of New Hampshire athletic department led the America
East Conference after having 108 student-athletes named to the Fall
Academic Honor Roll, as announced by the conference Thursday.
Additionally, 44 of those Wildcats received further distinction to
the Commissioner’s Honor Roll, the second most in the
This marked the fourth consecutive year UNH had the highest number of representatives on the America East Fall Academic Honor Roll. The Wildcats led the conference in 2011 (96), 2010 (95) and 2009 (86). In 2008, the 'Cats had the second highest total of 82.
In order to qualify for the Academic Honor Roll, student-athletes must earn a grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the fall semester while a GPA of 3.5 or higher is required to earn the Commissioner’s Honor Roll distinction.
Of the 145 student-athletes that participate in America East sports in the Fall, 108 achieved the mark of 3.0 or higher, totaling 75 percent of the athletes. That mark gave the Wildcats the third ranking in percentage of honored athletes, putting them behind Maine (79%) and Hartford (77%). A total of 68 percent of America East student-athletes were named to the Honor Roll, setting a new conference record. Furthermore, 36 percent were named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
The Wildcats led the way in four sports -- men’s cross country (23 honor roll/15 commissioner’s honor roll, women’s cross country (31/29), field hockey (22/15) and volleyball (13/7).