NESCAC Lists Fall All-Academic, All-Sportsmanship Teams


AMHERST, MA – Seventy-four Amherst College student-athletes were honored for excellence in the classroom when the NESCAC announced its 2012 Fall All-Academic and All-Sportsmanship Teams.

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.

Bowdoin led all schools with 83 All-Academic honorees, 25 of whom competed for the Polar Bears’ sailing or rugby teams. Middlebury and Williams posted 78 and 73 selections, respectively, across the same sports as Amherst.

At least six members from each of Amherst’s nine fall teams earned All-Academic status, including 21 selections between the men’s and women’s soccer teams and another 21 from the cross country squads. The Lord Jeff football team had 10 honorees, while the golf teams combined for nine. The volleyball and field hockey squads produced seven and six, respectively.

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 Eli Howe ’13 (men’s cross country), Elodie Reed ’13 (women’s cross country), Sarah Wise ’13 (field hockey), Tom Holahan ’13 (football), Alex Butensky ’13 (men’s golf), James Mooney ’13E (men’s soccer), Sara Abrahams ’14 (women’s soccer) and Kristin Keeno ’13 (volleyball).