Boston, Mass. - May 8, 2017 - Sixty student-athletes competing in spring sports were recognized for their impressive work not only on their respective playing fields, but also in the classroom, as they earned New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference honors, announced by the conference offices earlier this semester.
The Pride's 60 student-athletes ranks No. 2 in the NEWMAC, as MIT had 82 student-athletes earn NEWMAC Academic All-Conference honors. Sport specifically, the Springfield College softball team had a NEWMAC-best nine student-athletes recognized, while women's lacrosse had the second most in their sport with nine honorees. Men's Tennis' five student-athletes tied for the most with MIT, while men's lacrosse tied for second in the NEWMAC with seven student-athletes recognized.
Honorees must have met the following criteria: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2015 spring semester, achieved second year academic status at her institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season.
The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference consists of 11 highly selective institutions committed to academic excellence: Babson College, Clark University, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Emerson College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Springfield College, Wellesley College, Wheaton College, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.