CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A conference-record 708 student athletes competed in fall sports for America East institutions, and 68 percent of all competitors, garnered America East Honor Roll recognition for obtaining a semester grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher. 56 members of the 2013 fall America East honor roll were student athletes from the University of Maine.
"Our student-athletes continue to be impressive in the classroom, excelling academically while also balancing college life and the rigors of being a Division I student-athlete," said America East Commissioner Amy Huchthausen. "This achievement is a testament to their hard work and dedication to being a complete student-athlete."
Student athletes from the Maine women’s cross country team took the title for most Black Bears named to the prestigious list, as 19 student athletes qualified. Women’s soccer was next highest with 15, followed by field hockey with 13 and men’s cross country had nine members qualify for the honor.
For the second-straight year, University of New Hampshire had the most student-athletes (114) recognized on the fall Academic Honor Roll, separating itself from the pack by a margin of over 30 students.
Hartford boasted the highest percentage of fall student-athletes named to the honor roll with 78.8 percent, acquiring 3.00 GPAs or better over the course of the semester. New Hampshire (73.1), Binghamton (71.7) and Maine (70.9) also had over 70 percent of their student-athletes achieve honor roll status, while UMBC (68.9), Vermont (67.9), Providence volleyball (66.7), Stony Brook (64.2) and Albany (63.1) all sent over 60 percent to the honor roll list, with UMass Lowell falling just below that mark at 58.6 percent.
Below is a full list of Maine’s honorees:
Women's Cross Country
*Denotes Commissioner's Honor Roll