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BU has 71 student-athletes named to AE Fall Honor Roll
February 7, 2014
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VESTAL, N.Y. – The America East Conference has released its Fall 2013 Academic Honor Roll and 71.1 percent of eligible student-athletes were named to the list. Student-athletes on the men’s and women’s soccer teams, volleyball squad and cross country teams who attained a 3.0 for the fall semester were selected to the honor roll.
The Bearcats ranked third among the nine conference schools in terms of the percentage of eligible student-athletes being named to the Fall 2013 America East Academic Honor Roll. Hartford had 78.8 percent followed by New Hampshire with 73.1 percent.
Binghamton’s women’s soccer team had the highest percentage of student-athletes named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll, which requires a minimum GPA of a 3.5. Of the 27 student-athletes on the squad, 17 were selected (for a percentage of 63.0).
Of the 71 Binghamton student-athletes who were named to the Fall 2013 America East Academic Honor Roll, three were also named all-conference. Senior Grace Vickers of the volleyball team was named to the first team for the second year in a row. Sophomore Rebecca Raber earned first-team honors during the women’s soccer season while junior Connie Gormley was named to the second team.
“We continue to be very proud of the academic success of our student-athletes,” Director of Athletics Patrick Elliott said. “Our student-athletes are committed to excellence both in and out of the classroom.’”
As an overall department across all sports, Binghamton’s student-athletes attained a 3.15 GPA for the Fall 2013 semester. It marked the third-highest semester average during the athletic department’s 13-year NCAA Division I era.