Waterville, ME - Fourteen Northern Vermont University-Lyndon student athletes were named to the North Atlantic Conference All-Academic Team for the Winter 2018-2019 and Spring 2019 seasons, as announced by the conference office today. Seven of NVU-Lyndon's nine winter and spring athletic teams were represented, as were student athletes in eleven different academic programs.
The student athletes who were honored include:
Kiernan Brisson (Milton, VT), a senior men's lacrosse player and electronic journalism arts major
Alisha Celley (Cabot, VT), a junior women's basketball player and exercise science major
Michaela Columbia (Orleans, VT), a junior women's lacrosse player and elementary education major
Zachary Johnson (East Hampton, CT), a senior baseball player and environmental science major
Caleb Laroche (Franklin, VT), a sophomore baseball player and computer science major
Jet Magri (Lincolnville, ME), a junior men's lacrosse player and graphic design major
Victoria McCormack (East Lyme, CT), a sophomore women's lacrosse player and mountain recreation management and business administration major
Neal Mulligan (Marshfield, VT), a junior men's basketball and men's tennis player and business administration major
Felisha Olmstead (St. Johnsbury, VT), a senior women's lacrosse player and natural science major
Matthew Page (Groton, VT), a junior baseball player and elementary education major
Faith Poirier (Portsmouth, NH), a sophomore women's basketball player and exercise science major
Abby Salvadore (Portsmouth, NH), a senior women's track & field athlete and exercise science and mathematics major
Bayla Stewart (Newport, VT), a junior women's lacrosse player and elementary and special education major
Rachel Valentine (Clarkdale, AZ), a sophomore women's lacrosse player and electronic journalism arts major
A total of 138 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.
Brisson, the Men's Lacrosse Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year, and Salvadore, the Women's Track & Field Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year, were among eight All-Academic Team members who were named Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year in their sport.
Salvadore joins Johnson, Laroche, and Mulligan among 50 All-Academic selections who were also voted as All-NAC selections in their respective sports.
Mulligan and Olmstead 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 Winter/Spring 2019 NAC All-Academic Team, click HERE.