January 31, 2018

2017 NAC Fall All-Academic Team Announced

A total of 202 student-athletes have been named to the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) All-Academic Team after the fall 2017 semester.

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.

To view the complete list of the Fall 2017 All-Academic Team, please click HERE.

Of note, seven of the eight seniors that were recognized as the Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year in their respective sport were also honored on the All-Academic Team. Those selections include women's volleyball student-athlete Nia Arranaga (Husson; San Jose, Calif.), men's soccer student-athlete Josh Bellomo (Husson; Hudson, N.H.), field hockey student-athlete Lee-Anne Greenleaf (UMaine-Farmington; Gardiner, Maine), women's cross country student-athlete Alyssa Maggi (Thomas; Belchertown, Mass.), women's tennis student-athlete Evelyn Miller (Colby-Sawyer; Smithfield, R.I.), women's soccer student-athlete Kate Steller (Castleton; Merrimack, N.H.), and men's golf student-athlete Ryan Swart (Salem State; Bridgewater, Mass.).

Impressively, 31 of the Sportsmanship Team honorees were named as a member of the All-Academic Team. The NAC Sportsmanship Team is reserved for those who have distinguished themselves through demonstrated acts of sportsmanship and ethical behavior. The 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. 

Additionally, a number of this year’s All-Academic honorees also excelled athletically. The academic team consisted of 36 student-athletes who were voted as All-NAC selections in their respective sports, including 21 First Team and 15 Second Team selections. Also listed are Athlete of the Year honorees in three of the NAC fall sports, which included men's soccer Defensive Player of the Year Thomas Kirk (Castleton; Gloversville, N.Y.), field hockey Defensive Player of the Year Anne Marie Provencal (Skowhegan, Maine), and men's cross country Runner of the Year Grandon Smith (Castleton; Newtown, Conn.). 

*Please note, each institution is responsible for submitting eligible student-athletes for the All-Academic Team.