RICHMOND, Va. – Seventeen members of the University of New Hampshire football program have been feted with the CAA Commissioner's Academic Award for the 2011-12 season. Student-athletes receiving this honor achieved at least a 3.20 grade point average based on semester performance or cumulative GPA.
Here is a look at the Wildcats' CAA Commissioner's Academic Award recipients:
Player Pos./Class Hometown Major
Alex Blane OL/R-Fr. North Andover, Mass. Kinesiology: Sport Studies
Tyler Brnger OL/So. Munsonville, N.H. Business Administration: Management
Alan Buzbee LB/Jr. Chester, N.J. Business Administration: Management
A.J. DeLago K/Sr. Menands, N.Y. Biology
Matt Evans LB/Jr. Hanover, Mass. Business Administration: Management
Dino Georgakis LB/Fr. Milton, Vt. Business Administration
James Jenkins DE/Sr. Paterson, N.J. Sociology
George Kallas OL/Fr. Beverly, Mass. Business Administration
Mike MacArthur K-P/So. North Hampton, N.H. Nutrition
Walter McCarthy OL/Jr. Warwick, R.I. History
Seamus O'Neill OL/So. Manchester, N.H. Kinesiology: Athletic Training
Nick Pellino K/So. Danvers, Mass. Math
Jason Roach DB/Sr. Dorchester, Mass. Business Administration: Finance
Chris Setian RB/So. East Longmeadow, Mass. Kinesiology: Phys. Ed Pedagogy
Harold Spears TE/R-Fr. Perkasie, Pa. Undeclared
Chad Wilkes DB/R-Fr. Cheraw, S.C. History
Chris Zarkoskie OL/Jr. West Caldwell, N.J. Psychology
Last month the UNH football program was recognized for placing a league-leading 20 members on the 2011 CAA Academic All-Conference Team, which is comprised of starters and important reserves with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better for their entire academic careers.
The UNH football team, which boasts a nation-leading eight straight appearances in the NCAA Division I FCS Championship tournament, begins spring football in early April, which will culminate in the annual Blue-White Game on Saturday, May 5. For more information on UNH football, visit www.unhwildcats.com.