CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The University of Maine placed 134 of its winter and spring student-athletes on the 2011-12 America East Honor Roll, the league announced Thursday.
Maine’s finish was fifth-best in the nine-team league.
Students had to earn grade point averages of 3.0 or higher to receive this recognition. Out of those 134 UMaine student-athletes, 74 were named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll for completing the spring semester with a GPA of 3.50 or higher.
A total of 1,253 America East winter and spring student-athletes, representing 56.6 percent of those who competed, have been named to this year’s honor roll. Six-hundred and forty-five, or more than 29 percent of all student-athletes, also earned Commissioner’s Honor roll status for completing the spring semester with a GPA of 3.50 or higher while competing during the winter or spring sports season.
Binghamton University had the most student-athletes named to the Academic Honor Roll with 176 recipients. UMBC (150), University of Vermont (145) and University of Albany (139) followed. The University of Maine (134) was fifth highest in terms of selections to this year’s honor roll with University of New Hampshire (132), Stony Brook and Boston University (131) and University of Hartford (115) rounding out the league.
The Black Bears ranked first among all America East softball schools as they had a total of 14 softball student-athletes named to the honor roll.
12 UMaine women receive Hockey East honors
The University of Maine women’s ice hockey team had 12 of the 86 student-athletes named to the 2011-2012 Women’s Hockey East All-Academic Team on Thursday. In addition, Katy Massey of Waterville was named one of two Hockey East top-scholar athletes.
Massey and Ashley Norum of Fairbanks, Alaska, were two of the six student-athletes named to the 2011-2012 Hockey East Academic All-Star Team.
Massey posted a perfect 4.0 grade point average during her first two semesters at Maine. She shares the Hockey East Top-Scholar Athlete honor with Vermont’s Megan Dalbec, who also achieved a perfect 4.0.
Massey was one of the three forwards named to the Hockey East All-Star Team, which honors the top GPAs by position. She was joined by Maine defenseman Ashley Norum, who earned a spot on the team for the second straight season.
Maine’s 12 student-athletes on the academic team tied for second most in the league with Connecticut. Providence College led the way with 16 student-athletes honored.
Norum and Melissa Gagnon of St. Gilles, Quebec, were named two of seven Hockey East Distinguished Scholars for posting a 3.0 grade point average during each of the semesters during their four-year careers.
Myriam Croussette of Baie-Comeau, Quebec, Dawn Sullivan of Enfield, Nova Scotia, and Chloe Tinker of Wabush, Newfoundland, were honored for the third time in their careers while Dominique Goutsis of Coquitlam, British Columbia, Kayla Kaluzny of Calgary, Alberta, and Kelly MacDonald of Ancaster, Ontario, received recognition for the second time.
Brianne Kilgour of Hamilton, Ontario, Massey, Jennifer More of Deloraine, Manitoba, and Nikola Tomigova of Smrzice, Czech Republic, were named for first time.
Each of the student-athletes named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team achieved a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better in each of the two academic periods during which she was actively competing.