149 Student-Athletes Cited on America East Academic Honor Roll; Womenís Basketball and Womenís Tennis Teams Earn Highest GPAs in Conference
In addition, UMBCís womenís basketball (3.50) and womenís tennis squads (3.47) each earned the highest team GPAs in the league for their sports. Womenís basketball, which was one of three teams in the America East to record a team average of 3.5 or better, also had 100 percent representation on the honor roll, as all 11 athletes earned at least a 3.0 in the spring. Womenís tennis was nearly perfect at 85.7 percent.
The Retriever womenís swimming and diving team led the way with 20 student-athletes (66.7 percent) on the honor roll, while womenís basketball placed the most athletes on the commissionerís honor roll with seven. The menís swimming and diving and menís track and field squads led UMBCís menís sports, as each placed 13 student-athletes on the honor roll, while six menís track and field team members earned commissionerís honor roll status.
With 43 fall-sport student-athletes cited on the Fall Academic Honor Roll, a total of 192 Retrievers were recognized by the America East in 2009-10 for their academics.
A total of 1,718 student-athletes throughout the conference Ė more than 60 percent of athletes eligible to compete in the winter and spring seasons Ė were named to the 2009-10 America East Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll, with 856 earning a spot on the Commissionerís Honor Roll. These student-athletes join 596 fall athletes, giving the league more than 2,300 student-athletes with grade-point averages above 3.0 in the 2009-10 academic year.