NESCAC Releases Spring All-Academic List
HADLEY, Mass. – Ninety-four Amherst College student-athletes were honored for excellence in the classroom on Thursday as the NESCAC released its Spring All-Academic selections. To receive the award, an individual 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.
Amherst’s 94 honorees ranks first among conference institutions without varsity rowing or sailing programs. Overall, Tufts (122) earned the most awards followed by Amherst, Colby (92), and Middlebury (91). Wesleyan was next with 87 on the list, while Bates (82), Williams (81), Bowdoin (73), Connecticut College (67), Hamilton (50) and Trinity (48) round out the totals.
The Lord Jeff men's tennis and baseball programs were especially well-represented, with 13 of 17 and 14 of 20 eligible student-athletes earning academic recognition, respectively. Men’s lacrosse was nearly as prolific, with 19 of 28 potential honorees recognized. The track and field programs combined for 25 awards (12 men, 13 women) while women’s tennis and women’s lacrosse picked up nien and seven, respectively, and softball boasted five honorees.
Thirteen members of the recently graduated Class of 2013 stood out as three-time Spring All-Academic picks, including Ramsey Bates, Matt Cahn, Nolen Davis, and Danny Gold of men’s lacrosse. Wyatt Davis (women’s lacrosse) and Reilly Horan (softball) were also three-time honorees, while Dillon Buckley, Andrew Erskine, Kristen Moulton and Elodie Reed of the track and field teams joined tennis’ Sarah Nyirjesy, Caroline Richman and Will Rives to round out the impressive group.
Twelve Jeffs also distinguished themselves for both academic and athletic excellence as All-NESCAC and All-Academic selections. The group includes Horan, Kaitlin Silkowitz '14 and Donna Leet '15 from softball, baseball's Bob Cook ’13, track and field standouts Sarah Daly ’13, Erskine, Keri Lambert '13 and Matt Melton '14, as well as tennis players Joey Fritz ’14, Jen Newman’14, Zoe Pangalos ’14 and Richman.
The conference also recently released its spring All-Sportsmanship Teams, with honorees selected by the players and coaches from their respective teams. Representing Amherst were Nolan Stewart ’13 (baseball), Horan, Jeff Izzo ’13 (men’s lacrosse), Andrew Yaraghi ’16 (men’s tennis), Wyatt Davis, Richman, Lambert and Wrenford Thaffe ’13 (men’s track). In addition to Davis, Horan, Lambert, and Richman, Izzo and Stewart were also All-Academic picks.