CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The University of New Hampshire had a total of 155 student-athletes named to the 2014 America East Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll; the conference made the announcement Thursday. Eighty-one of those Wildcats were also distinguished on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
Student-athletes had to earn a grade-point-average of 3.0 or higher in the spring semester to be named to the Honor Roll and those with a GPA of 3.5 or higher earned Commissioner’s Honor Roll status. A total of 1,327 student-athletes were named to the Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll.
The Wildcats ranked second in the league with 70.1% of its student-athletes on the Academic Honor Roll. The University of Hartford edged the Wildcats with a mark of 70.8%.
The UNH women’s track & field team had 70 representatives – an astounding 83.3% of the roster and highest total of any conference winter/spring team – on the Honor Roll, of which 46 made the Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
The women’s basketball squad, which finished with its highest win total (19) since the 1999 season, had eight student-athletes honored for a mark of 72.7%.
The women’s swimming & diving team, which won the America East Championship with a record point total for the second consecutive year, also excelled in the classroom with 71.4% of its student-athletes making the grade for the Honor Roll. Of those 15, nine were also on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
Women’s lacrosse had 17 representatives on the Honor Roll, six of which also earned distinction on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll, for a mark of 70.8%.
Also of note, 15 of the 38 men’s track & field student-athletes on the Honor Roll made the grade for the Commissioner’s Honor Roll and seven men’s basketball players were feted. The ‘Cats led the way in number of representatives in men’s track & field.
Earlier this month, America East announced UNH finished second in the Academic Cup for the second consecutive year and fourth time in five seasons. And earlier in the academic year, the league announced that New Hampshire had the highest number of representatives on the Fall Academic Honor Roll (for the fifth consecutive Fall).
America East is proud to have one of the 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. 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 honors the America East institution with the highest average cumulative GPA among its student-athletes.
Click here for complete UNH list on the 2014 America East Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll.