CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Nearly 150 Retriever student-athletes who compete in the winter and spring seasons were cited on the America East Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll for earning a grade-point average of 3.0 or better in the Spring 2010 semester, with 57 garnering Commissioner’s Honor Roll status for a GPA of 3.5 or higher, the conference announced Wednesday.
In addition, UMBC’s women’s basketball (3.50) and women’s tennis squads (3.47) each earned the highest team GPAs in the league for their sports. Women’s 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. Women’s tennis was nearly perfect at 85.7 percent.
The Retriever women’s swimming and diving team led the way with 20 student-athletes (66.7 percent) on the honor roll, while women’s basketball placed the most athletes on the commissioner’s honor roll with seven. The men’s swimming and diving and men’s track and field squads led UMBC’s men’s sports, as each placed 13 student-athletes on the honor roll, while six men’s track and field team members earned commissioner’s 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 – more than 60 percent of athletes eligible to compete in the winter and spring seasons – were named to the 2009-10 America East Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll, with 856 earning a spot on the Commissioner’s 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.