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Thirty Husky Student-Athletes Earn Little East Conference Fall All-Academic Team Honors

Along with their academic success, juniors Chris Dunn, Marissa Temple and Allison Ward also earned All-Conference recognition for their outstanding achievements within competition.
Along with their academic success, juniors Chris Dunn, Marissa Temple and Allison Ward also earned All-Conference recognition for their outstanding achievements within competition.
GORHAM, Maine – Thirty University of Southern Maine student-athletes have been earned 2014 Little East Conference Fall All-Academic Team honors for their achievements in the classroom and intercollegiate competition.

Recently announced by the LEC offices, the conference honored a total of 278 student-athletes in its seven fall championship sponsored sports: men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s tennis and volleyball. The Huskies have at least three student-athletes recognized in each of the seven sports. The Huskies’ women’s cross country program has the largest contingent of student-athletes recognized with seven.

Since the inception of the award during the 2007-2008 academic year, the criteria to earn a spot on the all-academic team requires that a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher through the 2014 fall semester and be at least a sophomore academically and athletically. The student-athlete must also be a full-time member of a varsity sport and be enrolled in its institution for a full academic year.

“We're very proud to have 30 of our fall student-athletes qualify as Little East Conference Scholar-Athletes,” noted long-time USM Athletic Director Al Bean.  “Each of these student-athletes have achieved greatly in their chosen sport and area of academia. Their accomplishments are worthy of awarded praise for the sense of pride they have given to the University and the Athletics Department.  It's also worth noting that all seven of our LEC sponsored fall sports teams are represented among the list of award winners.  USM student-athletes continue to shine in both the academic and athletic arenas.  My sincere congratulations to each of the award winners.”

Many of the 30 USM student-athletes have earned other accolades – either academically or athletically – during their 2014 season.  Junior Chris Dunn (Kennebunk, Maine) of the Huskies’ cross-country team repeated as an All-Little East Conference runner. Dunn finished sixth at the LEC Championship, helping the Huskies to a second place finish.  Junior Marissa Temple (Grafton, Mass.), earned second team all-conference honors as one of the LEC’s top goalkeepers. Additionally, junior Allison Ward (Rockland, Maine) earned first team All-Little East Conference honors and was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Squad.

2014 Little East Conference Fall All-Academic Team Honors

Men’s Cross Country

 
 
 

Jordan Balsamo

So.

Biochemistry

Lewiston, Maine

Ian Byron

So.

Exercise Science

North Yarmouth, Maine

Roger Charest

So.

Mathematics

Auburn, Maine

Kinnon Church

Sr.

Music Performance

Salem, Mass.

Chris Dunn

Jr.

Mechanical Engineering

Kennebunk, Maine

 
 
 
 

Women’s Cross Country

 
 
 

Alexandra Andrews

Jr.

Biology

Boothbay, Maine

Leah Dell

So.

Athletic Training

Colchester, Vt.

Catie Keenan

Jr.

Nursing

York Harbor, Maine

Emily Panciera

Sr.

Exercise Science

Monson, Maine

Tayla Robbins

Sr.

Nursing

Raymond, Maine

Jazmyn Sylvester-Cross

So.

Linguistics

Fairfield, Vermont

Anna Whitaker

Sr.

Biochemistry

Cumberland, Maine

 
 
 
 

Field Hockey

 
 
 

Rebecca Pratt

Sr.

Tourism & Hospitality

Cornville, Maine

Bethany Rioux

So.

History

Benton, Maine

Allison Ward

So.

Mathematics

Rockland, Maine

 
 
 
 

Men’s Soccer

 
 
 

Kyle Curley

So.

Electrical Engineering

Gorham, Maine

Tyler Hartman

Sr.

Athletic Training

Lewiston, Maine

Ryan Jordan

Sr.

Art

Standish, Maine

 
 
 
 

Women’s Soccer

 
 
 

Katherine Hunziker

So.

Political Science

Portland, Maine

Nicole Laplante

Sr.

Communications

South Portland, Maine

Ceara CC Pelletier

Jr.

Sports Management

West Newfield, Maine

Marissa Temple

Jr.

Sports Management

Grafton, Mass.

Dakota Warren

So.

Athletic Training

Buckfield, Maine

 
 
 
 

Women’s Tennis

 
 
 

Courtney Aldrich

Jr.

Communication

Lewiston, Maine

Emily Collins

So.

Accounting

St. David, Maine

Molly Gallagher

Jr.

Biology

South Portland, Maine

Katie Quinn

So.

Political Science

Hollis, Maine

 
 
 
 

Volleyball

 
 
 

Bridget Burns

Jr.

Environmental Planning & Policy

Warrenville, Ill.

Megan Nilson

So.

Athletic Training

Granby, Conn.

Demi Ruder

Jr.

Social Work

Clifton, Colo.

 
 
 
 
 

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