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Gallaudet University placed a record 61 student-athletes on the 2014-15 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Scholar-Athlete list as announced by the conference. Each student-athlete was required to accumulate a 3.4 or higher grade point average for the fall and spring semesters combined.
Gallaudet finished fifth overall among NEAC institutions and six associate members. Penn St.-Berks was first with 77 honorees followed by Wells College (74), Keuka College (65), Cazenovia College (64) along with Gallaudet round out the Top 5.
The NEAC honored a record 704 student-athletes this year from 20 different institutions who represent 35 different states and 12 different countries. GU, who completed its fifth year in the NEAC, had honorees hail from 27 different states and five countries. The conference total improved by 170 student-athletes from a year ago.
Seniors Elena Ciccarelli (Whitesboro, N.Y.) and Julia Wolff (Belleville, Ontario) earned NEAC Scholar-Athlete honors all four years. The duo becomes the second and third GU student-athlete, respectively, to earn this distinction. In addition, nine student-athletes earned their third NEAC Scholar-Athlete honors including; Mitchell Bensman (Russia, Ohio), Paige Foreman (Albuquerque, N.M.), Kali Frowick (Norfolk, Neb.), Katie Giles (Gaithersburg, Md.), TraciAnn Hoglind (Fishers, Ind.), Chelsea Lee (South Brunswick, N.J.), Sofia Lindevall (Stockholm, Sweden), Montana Murphy (Simi Valley, Calif.) and Molly Perkins (Apple Valley, Minn.). GU had 23 repeat honorees from last year’s NEAC Scholar-Athlete listing.
Gallaudet’s women’s sports had 44 honorees compared to 17 honorees from men’s sports. There were four women and one man that played more than one sport. GU sponsors six women’s sports and four men’s sports that compete in the NEAC.
Women’s basketball and women’s swimming led the way with 10 honorees followed by nine from softball, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball. Women’s cross country had two honorees. Women’s basketball had the biggest increase of seven as they improved from three honorees last year. Baseball led the way on the men’s side with eight honorees followed by men’s basketball (six), men’s cross country (three) and men’s swimming (one).
Out of the 119 Gallaudet student-athletes to compete in NEAC competition during the 2014-15 school year, 83 of them had a GPA of 3.0 or higher and 51.2 percent had a GPA of 3.4 or higher. Gallaudet’s previous NEAC Scholar-Athlete listing record was 49 set in 2012-13.
In addition to the NEAC Scholar-Athlete list the Bison had four student-athletes named to the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) all-academic team back in February. Those honorees had to post a GPA of 3.3 or higher. Gallaudet’s grand total of student-athletes who earned all-academic conference honors this season is 65.
2014-15 NEAC Scholar-Athlete Honorees
1. Penn St.-Berks – 772. Wells – 743. Keuka – 654. Cazenovia – 645. Gallaudet – 616. Lancaster Bible – 567. Penn St.-Abington – 548. SUNY Poly – 429. Penn College – 4010. Morrisville St. – 3611. SUNY Cobleskill – 3412. Bryn Athyn – 2613. St. Elizabeth* – 18 Medaille^ – 1815. Hilbert! 1416. Wilson* – 1317. D’Youville& – 518. Cedar Crest% – 3 Penn St.-Altoona& – 320. Rutgers-Camden# – 1
Legend* – Women’s sports only^ – Men’s and women’s lacrosse only# – Men’s golf and tennis only! – Men’s lacrosse only% – Women’s swimming only& – Men’s volleyball only
2014-15 NEAC Scholar-Athlete list (PDF)
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