Waterville, ME - Eleven Lyndon State College student athletes were named to the North Atlantic Conference All-Academic Team for the Fall 2017 semester, as announced by the conference office today. Each of Lyndon's six fall athletic teams was represented, as were student athletes in seven different academic programs.
The student athletes who were honored include:
Benjamin Cornell (Burrilville, RI), a junior Men's Cross Country runner and Mountain Recreation Management major
Jose Darius (Sudbury, MA), a senior Men's Soccer player and Mountain Recreation Management major
Sarah Gerry (South Hero, VT), a senior Women's Soccer player and Criminal Justice major
Dylan Jacobs (Braintree, VT), a senior Men's Soccer player and Mountain Recreation Management major
Nichole Jones (Lisbon Falls, ME), a senior Women's Tennis player and Psychology major
Liam Kelleher (Manchester, VT), a senior Men's Soccer player and Atmospheric Science major
Jacob Nelson (Guildhall, VT), a junior Men's Soccer player and Mountain Recreation Management major
Johanna Sargent (Randolph, VT), a senior Women's Soccer player and Exercise Science major
Elizabeth Start (Randolph, VT), a senior Women's Cross Country runner and Mountain Recreation Management major
Samantha Theriault (West Ossipee, NH), a junior Women's Volleyball player and Criminal Justice & Human Services major
Rose Wilson (Marshfield, VT), a senior Women's Soccer player and Elementary Education major
A total of 204 student-athletes from the NAC's ten member institutions were selected to the All-Academic Team
The NAC All-Academic Team recognizes student-athletes on varsity sports teams who have earned a cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Student-athletes must also have reached sophomore academic standing and competed in a minimum of two years of varsity competition at their institution.
Jones, Start, and Sargent were among 31 members of the NAC Sportsmanship Team honorees were named as a member of the All-Academic Team. Selection to the NAC Sportsmanship Team is reserved for those who have distinguished themselves through demonstrated acts of sportsmanship and ethical behavior. Those honorees are individuals who have positively affected the sport culture and environment and whose behavior clearly demonstrates sportsmanship and integrity that go beyond the playing rules and etiquette.
Cornell, a 2nd Team All-Conference runner, was among 35 All-Academic selections who were also voted as All-NAC selections in their respective sports.
For the complete 2017 NAC All-Academic Team, click HERE.