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33 Camel Student-Athletes Named to NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team

Kylee Yam ´10
Kylee Yam ´10
NEW LONDON, Conn.--33 Connecticut College student-athletes have been named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Spring 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 Pete Crisafulli (Garden City, N.Y.), a 2010 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Third Team All-American, was one of four Camels from the NCAA qualifying men´s lacrosse team that was named to the squad. Kylee Yam (Longmeadow, Mass.), an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar and tri-captain for the women´s lacrosse team, was honored on the squad. Eight members of the Connecticut College Sailing Team were named to the team, including junior skipper Maggie Shea (Wilmette, Ill.) and senior crew Kelly Arabia (Braintree, Mass.). The talented tandem were honored on the All-New England Team for head coach Jeff Bresnahan´s women´s team that qualified for the Intercollegiate Sailing Association National Championship. Mickey Lenzi (Hauppauge, N.Y.) was one of 11 members of the men´s and women´s track & field teams named to the squad. Lenzi holds the indoor school record in the pentathlon and is ranked in the program´s top 10 in seven different events. Jessica Truelove, a junior from Bethlehem, Conn. and one of three women´s rowers named to the NESCAC All-Academic team, was honored on the inaugural All-NESCAC Rowing Team for the Camels. Truelove rowed in the third seat on the Camels´ gold medal winning boat in the open four of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) National Invitational Collegiate Regatta. Junior Trevor Prophet (Nashua, N.H.) helped lead a young and improving men´s tennis team to six victories and closed out the 2010 campaign by winning his final two decisions at #1 singles. Phoebe Bakanas (Redding, Conn.), a two-year captain for the women´s water polo team, was named to the Division III All-Tournament and All-Conference Teams. For the second straight year, Bakanas was honored on the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District 1 At Large Third Team and the senior sharp-shooter wrapped up her prolific playing career with 167 goals scored for the Camels. 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 in a memorable spring season of sports. "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 33 Connecticut College student-athletes included on the 2010 NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team are listed here.

June 2, 2010

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