BOSTON – The America East Conference has announced its women’s cross country All-Academic Team and University of New Hampshire junior harrier and conference champion Cathy Parker (Westford, Mass.) along with senior co-captain,Emily Mareb (Great Barrington, Mass.) who raced to a seventh place, notched the prestigious awards on Tuesday.
On the women’s side is Albany’s Jenna and Jessica Ortman (Williamsville, N.Y./Williamsville South), Katie Radzik (Mt. Sinai, N.Y./Mt. Sinai) of Binghamton,
Boston’s Claire Robson (Durham, United Kingdom) and Marisa Ryan (Farmington, Conn.) and Stony Brook’s Dana Hastie (Wellington, New Zealand/Newlands College). Overall eight of the top-10 finishers at the America East Championship posted GPAs of 3.60 or better.
The All-Academic squads are a product of the June 2005 Athletics Director meetings. Faculty representatives and athletics directors from each of the conference’s nine member institutions decided to honor some of the league’s top athletes that are also quality students.
The All-Academic Team has been selected based on the student-athlete’s academic and athletic accomplishments. Academic achievement for consideration requires student-athletes to have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 entering the season. Athletically, student-athletes are required to be a top 10 finisher at the America East Cross Country Championship meet. Freshmen are not eligible for the all-academic teams and grade-point averages are taken from the semester prior to the competing athletic season.