Merrimack Ranks in Top Half of Northeast-10 Conference Spring Commissioner’s Honor Roll

NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Merrimack student-athletes finished tied for fifth in the Northeast-10 Conference Spring Commissioner’s Honor Roll. The Warriors had 57 percent of their student-athletes receive at least a 3.00 grade point average (GPA) or higher during the 2011-12 seasons.

The Warriors had 217 student-athletes earn a 3.00 GPA or better with the football team receiving the most with 39. The 39 recipients was the third highest total for all football programs as Bentley was first with 51.

The women’s soccer team led all NE-10 schools with 24 recipients under the tutelage of head coach Gabe Mejail who just completed his 28th season at Merrimack in the fall.

The men’s soccer team picked up the second most members of the honor roll as their 20 only trailed Bentley for the most in the conference. Men’s lacrosse earned 25 members while the baseball team racked up 18, both good for second place in the NE-10.

After qualifying for the NCAA tournament for the fifth straight season, the Warriors men’s tennis team, under first year head coach Sean Tully, had five of its six members make the Commissioner’s honor roll. In his first season at the helm of the Merrimack women’s volleyball team, TJ Hajjar had eight student-athletes of 11 make the honor roll.

In all 3,165 student-athletes in the Northeast-10 Conference qualified with a GPA of 3.00 or better with the highest total coming from women’s soccer players as 283 made the list from all 16 schools.

Merrimack’s Athletic Department posted a grade-point average of 3.08 during the spring semester, improving for the fifth straight semester. Of Merrimack’s 22 intercollegiate programs, a record 18 programs recorded a team GPA of over 3.0, including all 12 women’s programs. All 12 women’s programs also have cumulative grade-point averages over 3.0.

149 student-athletes, roughly 31% of all student-athletes, posted a 3.5 or higher in the spring, compared to 116 (24%) in the fall.