29 Connecticut College Student-Athletes Named to NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team
NEW LONDON, Conn.--29 Connecticut College student-athletes have been recognized by the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) for their performance in the classroom on the NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team. To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached junior 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 Greg Parker (Trenton, Ontario), an assistant captain with the men´s hockey team, closed out his decorated career in goal as the program´s all-time leader with 2,622 saves. Parker was joined by teammate Sean Driscoll, a two-year captain who helped lead the Camels to their first three playoff berths in the NESCAC Championship Tournament.
Junior swimmer Sarah Murphy (Williamsburg, Va.) garnered All-America honors for the second straight year and was one of seven members of her team to earn a spot on the squad. Senior Margaret Thayer (Littleton, Colo.), a tri-captain for the women´s track and field team, set an indoor record in the long jump at MIT, covering a distance of 16 feet, five inches.
Tommy Howd (Sudbury, Mass.), a co-captain for the men´s indoor track and field squad, recently contributed to the fastest finish for the Camel 4x400 meter relay team in the past two years at Widener University.
Emily Cummings (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) and Rita Holak (Windham, N.H.) captained the women´s basketball team for the past two seasons. Cummings tallied 698 points and 141 assists in the backcourt for the Camels. Holak provided some strong post play and has been an active leader in the campus community as the president of the Habitat for Humanity Club at the College.
Junior Blay Bradley (West Hartford, Conn.) contributed to the men´s squash team´s second consecutive Conroy Division Championship at Princeton University in February.
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 these students´ accomplishments," Shields stated. "In the athletic arena and in the classroom, it was a successful season for our programs and student-athletes."
The 29 Connecticut College student-athletes included on the 2010 NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team are listed below.
2010 NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team:
Kat Arnao Women´s Swimming and Diving Sr. West Chester, Pa.
Blay Bradley Men´s Squash Jr. Woodstock, Vt.
Devon Butler Women´s Indoor Track and Field Sr. New London, Conn.
Ellen Cavanaugh Women´s Indoor Track and Field Sr. Cheshire, Conn.
Maureen Costello Women´s Swimming and Diving Sr. Havertown, Pa.
Emily Cummings Women´s Basketball Sr. Yorktown Heights, N.Y.
Sean Driscoll Men´s Ice Hockey Sr. Peabody, Mass.
Haley Goodwill Women´s Indoor Track and Field Jr. Marlborough, Conn.
Rita Holak Women´s Basketball Sr. Windham, N.H.
Tommy Howd Men´s Indoor Track and Field Jr. Sudbury, Mass.
Rachel Jacobsen Women´s Indoor Track and Field Jr. Allendale, N.J.
Mike Knechtel Men´s Squash Jr. Darien, Conn.
Alexis Levengood Women´s Swimming and Diving Sr. Caldwell, N.J.
Rachel Lindmark Women´s Ice Hockey Sr. Andover, Mass.
Sarah Murphy Women´s Swimming and Diving Jr. Williamsburg, Va.
Katherine Nadelberg Women´s Indoor Track and Field Jr. New Providence, N.J.
Joann O'Brien Women´s Indoor Track and Field Jr. Plymouth, Mass.
Greg Parker Men´s Ice Hockey Sr. Trenton, Ontario
Matthew Reiff Men´s Swimming and Diving Jr. Brookfield, Conn.
Amy Rubinger Women´s Swimming and Diving Sr. Bloomington, Ind.
Conor Sheehy Men´s Basketball Jr. Syosset, N.Y.
Harry Squires Men´s Swimming and Diving Jr. Caldwell, N.J.
Al Stadnyk Men´s Swimming and Diving Sr. Chappaqua, N.Y.
Kelsey Taylor Women´s Indoor Track and Field Jr. East Hampton, Conn.
Margaret Thayer Women´s Indoor Track and Field Sr. Littleton, Colo.
Amy Towne Women´s Basketball Sr. Stamford, Conn.
Tori Verrengia Women´s Basketball Jr. Plymouth, Mass.
Kate Weymouth Women´s Swimming and Diving Jr. Canandaigua, N.Y.
Leigh Weymouth Women´s Swimming and Diving Jr. Canandaigua, N.Y.
March 31, 2010