Amherst Places 84 on NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team
Contact: Ben Badua
HADLEY, MA – Ninety-two Amherst College student-athletes were honored as part of the NESCAC’s Spring All-Academic and All-Sportsmanship teams, with 84 Lord Jeffs earning All-Academic recognition.
To be honored on the All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution.
The Amherst men's lacrosse team, which posted a program-record 15 wins en route to its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, led the Lord Jeff spring squads with 18 honorees, followed by men’s outdoor track and field (13). The men’s tennis and women’s outdoor track teams each featured 11 All-Academic selections, followed by women’s tennis (10), women’s lacrosse (9), baseball (6) and softball (5).
Eleven Amherst students earned both All-Academic and All-Conference honors this year, including Mark Kahan '13 and Moritz Koenig '11, who helped the men's tennis team win its first-ever national title this spring. Also being recognized for outstanding athletic success throughout the spring was Ben Scheetz '12, who is making his first appearance on the All-Academic Team after being named the USTFCCCA Regional Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year.
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. 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 Jose Espinosa ’11 (baseball), Matt Levine ’11 (men's lacrosse), Robyn Lightner ’11 (women's lacrosse), Jillian Masi ’11 (softball), Andre Gary ’11 (men's outdoor track and field), Zoe Pagonis ’11 (women's outdoor track and field), Joey Fritz ’14 (men's tennis) and Carlissa King ’11 (women's tennis). King joins Connecticut College men’s tennis senior Trevor Prophet as the only NESCAC student-athletes making their third consecutive appearance on the All-Sportsmanship Team.
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.
Sean Doerfler *
Alex Gumport *
Max Gumport *
Mark Kahan ^
Moritz Koenig ^*
Tony Sheng *
Mimi Bell *
Natasha Brown ^*
Jennifer Kim *
Carlissa King *
Laken King *
Caroline Wilinsky *
* 2010 Spring
^ 2011 Spring