BOSTON – Suffolk Athletics saw a record number of student-athletes achieve GNAC All-Academic recognition as the conference office announced 893 student-athletes garnered the honor for the 2016-17 with 69 Rams taking home the honor.
The 69 Suffolk honorees mark the most all-time for the blue-and-gold since the inaugural academic team was named in 2008. The Rams' land fifth among full-time league members with Emmanuel taking home the most honors (100). Baseball headlined Suffolk's selections with 12, while women's soccer also had double digit student-athletes achieve the feat (10).
To qualify, a student-athlete must be in his/her second year of academic status (sophomore and above), maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or above on a 4.0 school during the 2016-17 academic year, with each eligible player having to compete in at least one full season of a GNAC sponsored sport. For a complete listing of the 2016-17 GNAC All-Academic Team, click here.
Earlier this week, 14 members of the Suffolk hockey team, which competes in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) landed on the 2017 Spring All-Academic CCC Team. The academic all-conference honor rewards varsity student-athletes who attain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher in their second year of competition (sophomore) or above.
Over the course of the year, the over 250 student-athletes across 14 varsity sports combined for a 3.21 department GPA with 19 student-athletes achieving perfect 4.0s in either the fall or spring semesters with a trio of Rams – men's hockey Bryan Etter, women's basketball's Marissa Gudauskas, and softball's Taylor Holmes – reached the milestone in both semesters.