Twenty-seven Football Student-Athletes Receive CAA Commissioner's Academic Award

–Twenty-seven members of the University of New Hampshire football program have garnered the CAA Commissioner's Academic Award for the 2012-13 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 with their 2012-13 class standing:

Player                 Pos./Class             Hometown                         Major
Alex Blane               OL/So.            North Andover, Mass.         Kinesiology: Sport Studies
Rob Bowman           OL/So.               Cheshire, Conn.               Business Administration
Alan Buzbee             LB/Sr.                  Chester, N.J.                 Business Admin.: Mgmt.
Nick Cefalo               S/So.                 Basking Ridge, N.J.                Communication
Brian Ciccone           TE/So.                Manchester, Mass.           Business Administr: Account.
Dalton Crossan         RB/Fr.                Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y.           Undeclared
Mickey DiLima          OL/Sr.                   Kensington, Md.                      Sociology
Matt Evans                LB/Sr.                  Hanover, Mass.              Business Admin.: Mgmt.
Jimmy Giansante       WR/So.              Jefferson Hills, Pa.                   Communication
Austin Heter              OL/R-Fr.               McKees Rocks, Pa.                  Marine Biology
Zach Hundertmark    OL/R-Fr.               West Windsor, N.J.          Business Admin.: Finance
Hayden Jardine           QB/Fr.                      Tokyo, Japan               Business Administration
Ryan Lynch                 S/So.                     Atkinson, N.H.                 Nutritional Sciences
Mike MacArthur           K-P/Jr.                 North Hampton, N.H.          Nutritional Sciences
Walter McCarthy          OL/Sr.                     Warwick, R.I.                           History
Chris McCormick          QB/Fr.                     Winooski, Vt.                         Undeclared
Justin Mello                 WR/Jr.                    Dartmouth, Mass.                 Sociology
Dougie Moss              DB/R-Fr.                   Huntsville, Ala.                      Undeclared
Seamus O'Neill              OL/Jr.                  Manchester, N.H.              Kinesiology: Sport Studies
Keith Parkinson            S/R-Fr.                 Fort Lauderdale, Fla.                Undeclared
Brad Prasky                  P/K/So.                   Groton, Mass.                       Economics
Adam Riese                   QB/Fr.                    Hamilton, N.J.                      Undeclared
Daniel Rowe                   S/Fr.                       Orange, N.J.                       Undeclared
Tyler Sargent                DB/Sr.                      Fairview, Pa.                   Kinesiology: Phys. Ed.
Chris Setian                   RB/Jr.                East Longmeadow, Mass.      Kinesiology: Phys. Ed.
Cam Shorey                  TE/Fr.                     Calais, Maine                    Business Administration
Chris Zarkoskie             OL/Sr.                     West Caldwell, N.J.               Psychology

In February, the UNH football program was recognized for placing a league-leading 24 members on the 2012 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 Wildcats are currently in spring camp, which will conclude with the annual Blue-White Game on Saturday, May 4, at 12:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on UNH football, visit

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