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Men’s soccer records highest GPA in America East during 2011-12 academic year
Bearcats have posted top AE men's soccer team GPA in six of the last eight years
June 14, 2012Tweet
VESTAL, N.Y.—For the sixth time in the past eight seasons, the Binghamton men’s soccer team has recorded the highest overall GPA in their sport among all eight programs in the America East Conference. During the 2011-12 academic year, the Bearcats recorded an overall GPA of 3.15.
Eighteen Binghamton men’s soccer student-athletes were named to the America East Fall Academic Honor Roll for recording a 3.0 GPA during the fall 2011 semester. Ryan Walter, who has since graduated, was named to the 2011 America East All-Academic team while rising juniors Kevin Bunce and Tommy Klim were inducted into the National College Athlete Honor Society this past April.
“I’m really proud of our guys. Academics has always been a top priority for our program,” head coach Paul Marco said. “I am always impressed with the ability of our players to achieve such high marks in the classroom, considering the high academic standards at Binghamton University, combined with their athletic demands. I would like to thank our academic services department and particularly Linda Reynolds who oversees our team and Ed Scott, Associate Director of Athletics for Student Services for their insight and support with our team.”
Since 2006, 18 Binghamton men’s soccer student-athletes have been inducted into the National College Athlete Honor Society and 11 different student-athletes have been named to the America East All-Academic Squad at least once during their career. In addition, Charles Darkwah was a COSIDA Academic All-American in 2004 while Chris Terry was a COSIDA Academic All-District selection in 2009.
Binghamton was ranked first among all NCAA Division I men’s soccer programs with a 3.37 GPA during the 2007-08 academic year, was third 2005-06 (3.30 GPA) and fourth in 2006-07 (3.26 GPA).