175 Student-Athletes Named to Northeast-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

EASTON, MA – The Northeast-10 Conference has announced the members of the Spring 2009 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. In total, 2,619 student-athletes representing each of the conference’s 15 member institutions are included on this year’s list, including 175 from Merrimack College.

Click here to view the honor roll recipients from Merrimack.

Bentley University featured the most student-athletes selected to the Northeast-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll with 346, followed by Stonehill College with 256 student-athletes honored. Assumption College had 215 athletes selected, while American International College had 186 represented.

The Commissioner’s Honor Roll includes the 2008-2009 Northeast-10 Scholar-Athletes of the Year, Merrimack College’s Caitlin Hall (Westminster, Mass) and UMass Lowell’s Ruben Sanca. Southern New Hampshire’s Julie Kraus, who was named to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America First-Team, also highlights the list. Franklin Pierce women’s soccer standout Angelika Johansson and Southern New Hampshire women’s lacrosse player Libby Parent both earned ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America honors as well.

To be eligible for selection to the Northeast-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll a student-athlete must have met and/or exceeded a minimum 3.0 semester grade point average (on a 4.0 scale). Due to a revision of the conference’s academic awards program, the Commissioner’s Honor Roll is based only off the spring 2009 semester. Starting next year, the conference will release two Commissioner’s Honor Roll listings for both the fall and spring semesters.

The Commissioner’s Honor Roll is determined and submitted by each institution’s Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR). The honor roll recognizes student-athletes at each of the conference’s 15 institutions for their success in the classroom.

With 16 member institutions the Northeast-10 shares the distinction of being the largest Division II conference in the country along with the PSAC and WVIAC. Its 23 championship sports provide athletic opportunities for over 5,500 student-athletes, the largest such program of any Division II conference.