Twenty-Eight Huskies Earn 2019 Little East Conference All-Academic Team Honors For the Winter Season

Twenty-Eight Huskies Earn 2019 Little East Conference All-Academic Team Honors For the Winter Season

 

GORHAM, Maine –  Twenty-eight University of Southern Maine Huskies' Winter sport student-athletes have been recognized by the Little East Conference for their outstanding academic achievements earning a spot on the 2018 Little East Conference Fall All-Academic Team. Students from each of Southern Maine's four Little East Conference sponsored teams have representatives on the academic squad: men's basketball, women's basketball, men's indoor track & field and women's indoor track & field. 

            To earn the distinguished award, a student-athlete must be at least in sophomore standing both academically and athletically, have on cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher through the previous semester, and have been at their current institution for at least one full academic year. 

            "Myself and the entire Department of Athletics staff are exceptionally proud of our student-athletes and their ability to excel academically and athletically," said USM Director of Athletics Al Bean. "The rigorous academic responsibilities and the commitment and challenges of being a student-athlete are not easily balanced, and to excel at this task speaks to the quality of character that is representative of USM student-athletes.  I extend my congratulations and thank you to each of these students for wearing their Husky uniform with academic and athletic distinction." 

Nineteen different University of Southern Maine majors are represented by the Huskies' 28 Winter LEC All-Academic team roster, including five Business Management majors, two Nursing, two Tourism & Hospitality, two Athletic Training, two Accounting, two Exercise Science, two History and two Communications majors. The rest of the Huskies' All-Academic selections come from Theatre, Biochemistry, Social Work, English, Theatre, Finance, Marketing, Criminology, Psychology, Political Science, Biology and Health Science programs.   Twenty-three of the Huskies' fall all-academic award winners have at least a 3.5 grade-point average, and 10 student-athletes have a 3.7 or higher.  One Husky, sophomore women's basketball player and Nursing major Morgan Eliasen (Lewiston, Maine) earned a 4.0 GPA – and is one of just five student-athletes in LEC to achieve the distinction while participating in a winter sport. 

2018-2019 Little East Conference All-Academic Selections (Video by Athletic Communications student-assistant Nate Paul). 

            Among the members of the 2019 LEC Winter All-Academic team are 1000-point scorer Christian McCue (Hampden, Maine/Hampden Academy) of the men's basketball team; 2019 NCAA Division III All-Americans sophomore Zach Hoyle (Sidney, Maine) and junior CJ Moody (Old Town, Maine) of the men's indoor track & field team, women's basketball All-Little East Conference junior Jackie Luckhardt (Londonderry, N.H.) and senior Alexa Srolovitz (Montreal, Quebec); and senor captain and LEC Champion high-jumper Haley Bantz (East Waterboro, Maine) of the women's indoor track & field team. McCue, who completed his first undergraduate degree in Computer Science last spring, is finishing a degree in theatre, while Hoyle, also an All-LEC Academic Team member from this fall's cross country season, is a history major.  Moody, who earned All-American honors in the heptathlon, is a nursing major.  Both Luckhardt and Srolovitz are athletic training majors, while Bantz is completing her degree in English. 

            Fully embracing the NCAA Division III philosophy and its commitment to academics and the full student-athlete experience, the University of Southern Maine Department of Athletics supports 501 student-athletes, who have a combined grade point average of 3.12.  This November, Huskies' athletics recognized a record 212 student-athletes with its William B. Wise Scholar-Athlete distinction (given to those who have achieved a 3.0 GPA or higher during the previous academic year). 

2019 Little East Conference Fall All-Academic Teams

Sport

Class

Major

Hometown

Men's Basketball

 

 

 

Keenan Hendricks

Jr.

Business Management

Owls Head, Maine

Christian McCue

Sr.

Theater

Hampden, Maine

Ian Nagle

So.

Business Management

Bangor, Maine

Bailey Van hout

Jr.

Exercise Science

Greensborough, Australia

 

 

 

 

Women's Basketball

 

 

 

Kristen Curley

So.

Health Science

Gorham, Maine

Seve Deery-Deraps

Sr.

Tourism and Hospitality

Rangeley, Maine

Chantel Eells

Jr.

Social Work

Turner, Maine

Morgan Eliasen

So.

Nursing

Lewiston, Maine

Kimberly Howrigan

Sr.

Accounting

Fairfield, Vt.

Jaclyn Luckhardt

Jr.

Athletic Training

Londonderry, N.H.

Alexa Srolovitz

Sr.

Athletic Training

Montreal, Quebec

 

 

 

 

Men's Indoor Track & Field

 

 

 

Ben Carey

Jr.

Business Management

Middleboro, Mass.

Trent Dexter

So.

Accounting

New Gloucester, Maine

Ron Helderman

Sr.

Biochemistry

Madison, Maine

Zach Hoyle

So.

History

Sidney, Maine

Colin Jones

Sr.

Business Management/Finance/Marketing

Scarborough, Maine

C.J. Moody

Jr.

Nursing

Old Town, Maine

Jack Ricker

Jr.

History

Conway, N.H.

Chandler Vincent

Jr.

Biology

Pownal, Maine

 

 

 

 

Women's Indoor Track & Field

 

 

 

Haley Bantz

Sr.

English

East Waterboro, Maine

Angela Dubois

Jr.

Communication

Minot, Maine

Jacquelyn Hallisey

So.

Communication

Gorham, N.H.

Ashley Joyner

Jr.

Business Management

Auburn, Maine

Caitlin Lally

So.

Political Science

Portland, Maine

Penny Maimone

Sr.

Criminology

Stoneham, Mass.

Allison Pickering

Jr.

Tourism and Hospitality

Orono, Maine

Samantha Round

So.

Psychology

Veazie, Maine

Sydney Sirois

So.

Exercise Science

Greene, Maine

 

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