June 30, 2011

UNH Places 2nd Highest Percentage of Student-Athletes to America East Winter/Spring Honor Roll

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A total of 130 University of New Hampshire student-athletes were named to the 2010-11 America East Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll, the America East conference announced Thursday afternoon. Of those student-athletes, 57 earned Commissioner’s Honor Roll status. 

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 1,282 student-athletes (52.5%) were named to the Winter/Spring Honor Roll.

UNH had the second-highest percentage of winter/spring student-athletes on the Honor Roll at 65.7 percent. Binghamton University topped the list of nine America East institutions at 67%. 

The Wildcats’ women’s outdoor track & field squad placed the most student-athletes on the Honor Roll with 60 representatives, 36 of whom were on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Them men’s track & field team placed 29 student-athletes on the Honor Roll.

Also of note, the women’s basketball team had eight student-athletes (61.5%) make the grade and 13 women’s lacrosse players (59%) were honored. 

Earlier this week, America East announced that UNH finished second in the Academic Cup for the second consecutive year and third time in four 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.

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.

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