41 Connecticut College Student Athletes Named to NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team
NEW LONDON, Conn.--The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has announced its 2011 Fall All-Academic selections and 41 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 Isaac Hancock (Gettysbury, Pa.), was a leader and co-captain for the Camel men's soccer team that posted its second winning record in the past three years. Prophet earned Second Team All-NESCAC honors on defense and was recognized on the Capital One Academic All-District Two Men's Soccer First Team in Division III.
Jacqui Durand (Sudbury, Mass.) a defensive stopper and tri-captain for the women's soccer team earned a spot on the All-Academic Team.
Earning All-Academic plaudits on the cross country trails, senior Lindsay Paiva of Coventry, R.I. continued to pace the Camels as the team's #1 runner and led the improved Camels to a ninth place finish at the NESCAC Championship.
Sophomore harrier Mike LeDuc (Canton, Conn.) earned First Team All-NESCAC honors for the second consecutive year and makes his inaugural appearance on the All-Academic Team
Seven Camel field hockey players landed on the All-Academic team, including the team's tri-captains: Brittany Fitzgerald (Ridgefield, Conn.), Liz Rosenfeld (Leola, Pa.) and Kelly Watkins (San Jose, Calif.).
Amy Newman (Los Angeles, Conn.), an American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American and First-Team All-NESCAC performer, was one of four volleyball players to garner All-Academic team recognition. Newman was also honored on the Capital One Academic All-District Two Volleyball First Team in Division III.
Over in Lott Natatorium, senior two meter defender James Green (Bay Head, N.J.) served as a tri-captain for the Camel men's water polo team that earned clutch victories against Washington & Jefferson and Cal. Tech.
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. "On the field and in the classroom, it was a successful season for our programs."
The 41 Connecticut College student-athletes included on the 2011 NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team are listed here
December 6, 2011