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BU lands 71 percent of fall student-athletes on America East Honor Roll
February 1, 2013
VESTAL, N.Y.—The America East Conference has released its 2012 Fall Academic Honor Roll and 72 percent of Binghamton’s eligible athletes were named to the list. Those Bearcat athletes competing in men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball as well as men’s and women’s cross country were named to the 2012 America East Fall Academic Honor Roll if they maintained a 3.0 GPA during the semester of competition.
Overall, Binghamton had 76 of its fall student-athletes named to the 2012 Academic Honor Roll. This includes 29 members of the Bearcat women’s soccer team, which ties the New Hampshire women’s cross country for the highest number of selections from one team in any sport. Binghamton also had the most men’s soccer selections of any school in the America East (19).
The 76 overall selections represent the second-highest total Binghamton has had on the conference’s Honor Roll during the fall semester. In 2008, the Bearcats posted 77 total selections.
In addition, Binghamton had 40 of its student-athletes make the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll (which requires a 3.5 GPA) during the fall 2012 semester. That figures also represents the athletic department’s second-high total during a fall semester, trailing only the 48 honorees in 2008.
Each of Binghamton’s six all-conference performers from the fall were also named to the America East Academic Honor Roll. This includes Jake Keegan (men’s soccer), Sarah Furminger (women’s soccer), Grace Vickers (volleyball), Amanda Dettmann (volleyball), Alex Roland (volleyball) and Iva Partaleva (volleyball).
Maine had the highest percentage of its fall student-athletes receive recognition with 78.1 percent achieving 3.0 GPAs or higher during the semester. Just over 77 percent of Hartford student-athletes achieved Honor Roll status, while UNH (.745), Binghamton (.710) and Vermont (.675) all had two-thirds of fall student-athletes listed.
New Hampshire had the most student-athletes (108) named to the Honor Roll. Vermont came in second (77), followed by Binghamton (76), Albany (74), Hartford (74), Boston University (69), Maine (57), UMBC (52) and Stony Brook (52).
Hartford had the most fall student-athletes on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll (56). New Hampshire (44), Vermont (43), Maine (42), Albany (40) and Binghamton (40) all had at least 40 student-athletes earn a 3.5 GPA or higher during the fall 2012 semester.
NOTE: The conference also sponsors field hockey in the fall, which was included in the Academic Honor Roll.