CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior John Prizzi (Wyckoff, N.J.) and sophomore Christopher DeCarlo (Derry, N.H.) of the University of New Hampshire men's track and field squad were each named to the America East All-Academic Team, the league announced Tuesday.
Prizzi, a junior earth sciences – oceanography major with a 3.57 Grade-Point Average (GPA), earns the fourth America East All-Academic honor of his career. Earlier this year Prizzi was inducted into the National College Athletic Honors Society, Chi Sigma Alpha.
On the track, Prizzi earned the individual title in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9 minutes and 6.44 seconds) at the America East Outdoor Track and Field Championships. He also scored fourth place with the 4x800 relay team at the conference meet (7:34.77). The junior followed with an eighth-place performance in the 1,500-meter race at the New England Championships (3:51.57).
DeCarlo, a sophomore civil engineering major with a 3.92 GPA, takes home the first America East All-Academic Team honor of his career. The sophomore was also inducted into the National College Athletic Honors Society, Chi Sigma Alpha, earlier this year.
During the season, DeCarlo placed in the top-eight of 10 events. At the Stony Brook Wolfie Invitational, the sophomore registered first in the 4x100-meter relay with a total time of 43.76 seconds. He also placed sixth in the 100-meter dash at Stony Brook (11.52 seconds). The highlight of his season came during the America East Track and Field Championships, where he earned fifth with the 4x100 relay team (42.52 seconds).
Each nominee must be at least in sophomore standing academically, have compiled a minimum 3.3 GPA and have competed in at least 50 percent of the team's 2013-14 contests or be a significant reserve.
Student-athletes worthy of consideration are nominated by member sports information directors and voted on by a committee of SIDs, academic advisors and faculty representatives from all nine-member institutions.
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