CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Nearly 60-percent of UMBC’s 280 student-athletes who competed on winter or spring America East-sponsored sports squads earned America East Honor Roll distinction after achieving grade-point averages (GPA) of 3.00 or higher during the spring term, the conference office announced on Wednesday, July 10.
Binghamton University had the most student-athletes honored (172) while UMBC (164) was second and Stony Brook University was third (158).
Moreover, 80 of the 164 honored Retriever student-athletes were listed on the commissioner’s honor roll for compiling a 3.50 GPA or better during the semester, just six shy of league-leader Binghamton.
The Retriever baseball team led all conference diamond squads with 20 student-athletes named to the honor roll.
More than 61-percent of America East student-athletes who competed in winter or spring sports, 1,327 total, earned a place on the honor roll.
America East is proud to have one of most comprehensive academic awards programs in the country. In additions to the Academic Honor Roll, Presidential Scholar-Athlete awards are bestowed to student-athletes who graduate with a 3.75 cumulative GPA.
All-Academic teams comprised of student-athletes that excel both academically and athletically are chosen in each of the conference’s 19 sports. Additionally, a Scholar-Athlete, someone who distinguishes himself/herself as the top student-athlete in his/her sport, is awarded. From that group, one male and one female is selected as the America East Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The conference also recognizes all student-athletes who achieve at least a 3.0 GPA on its Academic Honor Roll, with those achieving a 3.50 average or better receiving Commissioner’s Honor Roll status. Finally, the Academic Cup is presented to the institution whose student-athletes post the highest grade-point average during that academic year.