NESCAC Lists Fall All-Academic, All-Sportsmanship Teams



NESCAC_primary_croppedAMHERST, MA – Seventy-two Amherst College student-athletes were honored for excellence in the classroom when the NESCAC announced its 2013 Fall All-Academic Team.

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 90 All-Academic honorees, 25 of whom competed for the Polar Bears’ sailing or rugby teams. Williams posted 85 selections while Amherst and Middlebury totaled 72 and 70, respectively.

At least four 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 20 from the cross country squads. The Jeff golf teams combined for 12 honorees, while the football team had 10. The field hockey and volleyball squads produced five and four, 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 Alvaro Morales ’14 (men’s cross country), Brooke Kirkham ’14 (women’s cross country), Sarah Canning ’14 (field hockey), Kevin Callahan ’14 (football), James Line ’16 (men’s golf), Ben Norton ’14 (men’s soccer), Sara Abrahams ’14 (women’s soccer), and Kelci Keeno ’17 (volleyball).