Hawks Awarded a Plethora of Academic Honors
The America East Conference has announced that 1,253 of its winter and spring student-athletes, which includes 115 Hartford student-athletes, were named to the Winter/Spring Honor Roll.
Among the 115 Hawks honored (62 percent of the University's winter-spring student-athletes), 61 were named to the Commissioner's Honor Roll for achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
The America East Honor Roll comes just a week after the University of Hartford student-athletes earned the America East Academic Cup for achieving the highest cumulative grade point average among student-athletes from America East institutions for the 2011-12 academic year. The Hawks posted a 3.16 GPA, beating the University of Vermont by one one-hundredth of a point. The honor marked the first Academic Cup for Hartford since 1996-97.
A total of nine Hartford squads were eligible for the Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll. Lacrosse led all nine teams with a total of 26 honor roll nods, 14 of which qualified for the Commissioner's Honor Roll. On the women's side, the track and field team posted the most honor roll members with 15 (seven on the Commissioner's Honor Roll) while the softball team had the most student-athletes named to the Commissioner's Honor Roll, eight, among the women's teams.
A total of 12 Hawk student-athletes found their way onto the America East All-Academic teams for their respective sports. Alex Hall earned the honor for women's basketball while Andrew Chalmers and Andrew Dwyer from men's indoor track and field earned selections following the winter season. The baseball team's James Alfonso, Brian Hunter, and Simon Kudernatsch; lacrosse's Ryan Compitello, Aidan Genik, and Steven Groccia; softball's Amber Andrews and Kate Wacyk; and men's tennis player Aneil Bhalla were named to their respective All-Academic teams in the spring.
In addition to the honor roll, the America East also announced that the cumulative Academic Progress Rate of the conference ranked third among all Division I conferences, according to information released by the NCAA Wednesday. The America East's APR of 984 represents a five-point improvement from a year ago. The conference's APR has stayed even or improved in each academic year since 2004-05.