ATTLEBORO, MA - Wheelock College placed 17 student-athletes on the 2013 New England Collegiate Conference Spring Academic All-Conference Team to lead all member schools, which sponsor the same winter/spring athletic programs that Wheelock does, it was announced today by the league.
A total of 124 student-athletes have been named to the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Academic All-Conference team for the 2013 spring semester. To be eligible for the NECC Academic All-Conference, a student-athlete must post a minimum grade point average of 3.40 on a scale of 4.00 and must be a sophomore or higher in class standings. Student-athletes who competed in men's and women's basketball, men's volleyball, baseball, softball, men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse and men's tennis were eligible for spring NECC academic honors.
Three of the Wildcats' 17 student-athletes were from the men's tennis team to tie for the most honorees of all member schools in the conference in that sport. Junior Claire O'Donoghue (East Haven, CT) was tapped for men's tennis for the second straight season, while sophomores Charles Armstrong-Hicks (Windsor, CT) and Caelin Mooney (Rensselaer, NY) both earned a spot on the team for the first time.
Wheelock also placed a league-high nine student-athletes on the NECC Academic All-Conference lacrosse squad, while three student-athletes from the Wildcats' women's basketball team were honored. A pair of student-athletes from the school's softball team were selected for their academic prowess.
The Wildcats dominated the spots on the women's lacrosse team following the first year that the NECC sponsored the sport. Senior Taylor Rogers (Essex, MA) was named to the All-Academic team for the fourth time in her career, having been named to the league's field hockey edition a maximum three times, while junior Michelle Greene (Mansfield, MA) earned the honor a third time, including twice for field hockey. Junior Christina Cubera (Baltimore, MD) and sophomore Jessica Hersom (Sanford, ME) were each tabbed for the second time. Cubera previously landed on the All-Academic squad for cross country in 2011, while Hersom was named to the women's soccer team in the fall. Sophomore Erika Belmore (Mattapoisett, MA), Molly Centore (Kennebunk, ME), Nancy Crowell (Meredith, NH) andEmma Marrs (Old Lyme, CT) were all chosen in their first year of eligibility for the team, while senior Monica Bettle (Pembroke, MA) earned the nod as well.
Senior Sarah McCaffrey (East Taunton, MA), junior Randi Davis (Wilmington, MA) and sophomore Cathryn Fernandes (Hudson, NH) landed on the women's basketball All-Academic unit. McCaffrey earned the designation for the third straight year, matching her feat for women's soccer, while Davis and Fernandes were first-time selections.
Senior Sara Buscemi (Arlington, MA) caps her softball career with her third straight academic accolade, while sophomore Becca House (Middlebury, CT) makes her first appearance on softball's All-Academic team.
|Wheelock Student Athlete||Year||Sport||Major|
|Erika Belmore||So.||Women's Lacrosse||Elementary Education & American Studies|
|Monica Bettle||Sr.||Women's Lacrosse||Human Development|
|Molly Centore||So.||Women's Lacrosse||Elementary Education & Mathematics|
|Nancy Crowell||So.||Women's Lacrosse||Early Childhood Education & Developmental Psychology|
|Christina Cubera||Jr.||Women's Lacrosse||Human Development|
|Michelle Greene||Jr.||Women's Lacrosse||Child Life|
|Jessica Hersom||So.||Women's Lacrosse||Social Work|
|Emma Marrs||So.||Women's Lacrosse||Special Education & Human Development|
|Taylor Rogers||Sr.||Women's Lacrosse||Elementary Education & Human Development|
|Randi Davis||Jr.||Women's Basketball||Social Work & Psychology|
|Cathryn Fernandes||So.||Women's Basketball||Psychology|
|Sarah McCaffrey||Sr.||Women's Basketball||Mathematics & Science|
|Charles Armstrong-Hicks||So.||Men's Tennis||Social Work|
|Caelin Mooney||So.||Men's Tennis||Human Growth & Development|
|Claire O'Donoghue||Jr.||Men's Tennis||Early Childhood Education & Visual Arts|
|Sara Buscemi||Sr.||Softball||Human Development|
|Becca House||So.||Softball||Special Education