NESCAC Announces Winter All-Academic, All-Sportsmanship Teams
AMHERST, MA – Ninety-seven Amherst College student-athletes were honored when the NESCAC announced its 2011 Winter All-Academic and All-Sportsmanship Teams. Ninety-two Lord Jeffs earned All-Academic status, marking the third highest total in the conference.
To be honored on the All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution. Williams led all schools with 106 All-Academic honorees, 21 of which belong to a skiing or wrestling team. Middlebury was next with 99 selections, followed by Amherst’s 92.
Nine of Amherst’s All-Academic honorees were also crowned national champions this winter, with Jaci Daigneault ’11, Kristyn Dunleavy ’11, Sarah Leyman ’11, Courtney Long ’11, Livia Rizzo ’12 and Caroline Stedman ’12 representing the women’s basketball team. Kendra Stern ’11 and Ryan Lichtenfels ’12 won individual titles at the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships, while Ben Scheetz ’12 took home an NCAA title from the Indoor Track & Field Championships.
At least five members from each of Amherst’s 10 winter teams earned All-Academic status this year, including 25 from the swimming & diving programs and another 25 from the track & field squads. The men’s and women’s hockey programs combined for 18 All-Academic selections, followed by the squash (13) and basketball (11) teams.
The All-Sportsmanship Team is composed of one student-athlete from each institution for each sport and is selected by the players and coaches from their respective team for their positive contributions to sportsmanship. It recognizes student-athletes from each varsity sport who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to sportsmanship. These student-athletes exhibit respect for themselves, teammates, coaches, opponents, and spectators. They display sportsmanship not only as a participant in their sport but also as a spectator and in their everyday lives.
Representing Amherst on the All-Sportsmanship Team are Kurt Bennett ’11 (men’s basketball), Courtney Long ’11 (women’s basketball), Eddie Effinger ’12 (men’s hockey), Braidie Campbell ’11 (women’s hockey), David Kerr ’14 (men’s squash), Lena Rice ’14 (women’s squash), Sam Pritzker ’14 (men’s swimming) and Annie Glancy ’13 (women’s swimming).
A complete list of Amherst's All-Academic honorees can be found below. Visit the NESCAC website for more information about the All-Academic and All-Sportsmanship Teams.