Waterville, ME - Thirteen Northern Vermont University-Lyndon student athletes were named to the North Atlantic Conference All-Academic Team for the Fall 2018 semester, as announced by the conference office today. All six of NVU-Lyndon's fall athletic teams were represented, as were student athletes in ten different academic programs.
The student athletes who were honored include:
Michaela Columbia (Newport, VT), a junior women's soccer player and electronic journalism arts major
Benjamin Cornell (Burrillville, RI), a senior men's cross country runner and mountain recreation management major
Alesha Donovan (Northwood, NH), a senior women's cross country runner and criminal justice and anthropology major
Erica Hayakawa (Fukuoka, Japan), a junior women's tennis player and mountain recreation management major
Jeremiah Heyliger (Whitefield, NH), a sophomore men's soccer player and mountain recreation management major
Zachary Johnson (East Hampton, CT), a senior men's cross country runner and environmental science major
Victoria McCormack (East Lyme, CT), a sophomore women's soccer player and mountain recreation management major
Jacob Nelson (Guildhall, VT), a senior men's soccer player and business administration major
Felisha Olmstead (St. Johnsbury, VT), a senior women's cross country runner and natural sciences major
Samantha Theriault (West Osspiee, NH), a senior women's volleyball player and criminal justice and human services major
Isabelle Tuggle (Norwich, VT), a junior women's cross country runner and liberal arts major
Rachel Valentine (Clarksdale, AZ), a sophomore women's cross country runner and electronic journalism arts major
Roze Yar (Winooski, VT), a junior women's tennis player and psychology major
A total of 153 student-athletes from the NAC's eight 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.
Cornell, the Men's Cross Country Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year, was one of eight All-Academic Team members who were named Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year in their sport. He was also among 29 All-Academic selections who were also voted as All-NAC selections in their respective sports.
McCormack, Nelson, and Yar were among 19 All-Academic Team members who were also Sportsmanship Team honorees. The NAC Sportsmanship Team is reserved for those who positively affected the culture and environment of their sport and whose behavior clearly demonstrated sportsmanship and integrity that went beyond the playing rules and etiquette.
For more information on the Fall 2018 NAC All-Academic Team, click HERE.