57 Connecticut College Student Athletes Named to NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team

Tara Gabelman '14 and Tim Walsh '12 Were Two of the 58 Camels Named to the NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team
Tara Gabelman '14 and Tim Walsh '12 Were Two of the 58 Camels Named to the NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team
NEW LONDON, Conn.--The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has announced its 2011-2012 Winter All-Academic selections and 57 Connecticut College student-athletes have been named to the squad. To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution. Senior swimmer Tim Walsh (Lincoln Park, N.J.) closed out his career as the winner of the NESCAC Four Year High-Point Swimmer award and helped the Camels crack the top 20 for the third time in the past four years with his All-America performance in the 100-yard backstroke at the NCAA Championship. Junior Katie Karlson (Wayland, Mass.) set a school record in the 50 yard breaststroke at the NESCAC Women's Swimming and Diving Championship and was one of five Camels honored from her team on the squad. Seniors Kerry Dermody (Erieville, N.Y.) and Ally Bonito (Guilford, Conn.) along with junior Michelle Wesley (Millwood, N.Y.) were all contributors on the Camels' distance medley relay team that garnered All-New England Division III honors at Springfield College. The talented trio was all represented on the All-Academic Team. Sophomore Mike LeDuc (Canton, Conn.) makes his first appearance on the squad after qualifying for the NCAA Track & Field Championship in the 5000 meters. Men's squash co-captain Jeremy Wong (Newton, Mass.) helped lead the Camels to a 17 win season and a first round upset victory against Colby in the NESCAC Championship. Senior Naomi Mayeux (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y) provided leadership and contributed to her team's three-match winning streak in the month of January. Junior Boris Jeremic (Rijeka, Croatia) netted a game-high 15 points and hauled in five rebounds in his teams' 61-56 victory at Eastern Nazarene College in January. Sophomore Tara Gabelman (Irvington, N.Y.) helped lead the Camel women's basketball team to 16 wins and their inaugural appearance at the NESCAC Championship Tournament. Gabelman garnered second team All-NESCAC accolades and led the league in rebounding with 9.4 boards per game. Lauren Posillico (Nesconset, N.Y.), a senior assistant captain for the Camel women's hockey team that made its fifth consecutive appearance in the NESCAC Championship Tournament, provided valuable leadership and proved to be one of the program's top penalty killers. Senior defenseman Chris Fogg (East Sandwich, Mass.) was one of six Camel men's hockey players named to the NESCAC All-Academic Team. The Camel men's hockey team hosted a "Green Dot" game. Green Dot is a campus initiative to prevent power-based personal violence through bystander intervention. Fran Shields, the Katherine Wenk Christoffers '45 Director of Athletics and Chair of Physical Education was impressed with the academic performance of the Camel student athletes. "We are very proud of the accomplishments of our student athletes," Shields said. "Competing in the NESCAC and in the classroom, it was a successful season for our programs." 2012 Connecticut College NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team

March 29, 2012

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