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Track & field teams lands five student-athletes on America East All-Academic Team
Conference-best four Bearcats named to men's squad, Hennig honored for second straight year
March 7, 2012Tweet
Seniors Colin Anderson, Jesse Fuca and Robb Quiller, graduate student Adam Quinn and junior Jessica Hennig have all been named to the America East Indoor Track All-Academic Team. Each of them were selected by virtue of their academic record as well as their accomplishments at the recent America East Indoor Championships.
Binghamton led all schools with four selections to the men’s All-Academic Team. Adam Quinn was the runner up in the men’s 5,000 at the conference indoor meet while Jesse Fuca was third in the 60 hurdles. Colin Anderson was third in the weight throw while Robb Quiller took third place in the pole vault.
Quiller is a repeat pick from 2010 and has also been named to the All-Academic Outdoor Track Team in both 2010 and 2011. Quinn was named to the 2011 Outdoor Track All-Academic Team as well as the 2009 and 2010 Cross Country All-Academic Teams. Fuca and Anderson are first-time selections. All four of them are members of the National College Athlete Honors Society.
Hennig, meanwhile, makes the women’s All-Academic Team for the second straight year. At the indoor conference meet, she captured the 400 for the third consecutive year—something no other Binghamton female athlete has done during the program’s 11-year Division I era. She too is a member of the National College Athlete Honors Society.
America East All-Academic squads for team sports are based on the number of athletes that participate in a contest at one time or are made up of 10 student-athletes for individual sports. To be nominated for the distinction, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve for their team and participate in at least 50 percent of their team’s games or competitions. In the classroom, student-athletes must have a 3.30 GPA and have completed at least one calendar year at their institution. Freshmen are not eligible for consideration.
NOTE: The four selections ties the best showing for the Binghamton men’s team, which last occurred during the 2006 indoor season.