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NESCAC Winter All-Academic & All-Sportsmanship Teams Announced

NESCAC All-Academic & All-Sportsmanship Teams Announced.
NESCAC All-Academic & All-Sportsmanship Teams Announced.

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan University winter athletic teams put a total of 80 student-athletes on the 2019-20 NSCAC Winter All-Academic Team, while eight earned a spot on the 2019-20 NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team. Williams ranked first in the conference with 144 student-athletes on the All-Academic list, while Middlebury was second with 139 and Amherst and Tufts tied for third with 105 each. Wesleyan ranked seventh out of 11 schools with its 80 honorees.

In order to earn a spot on the All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 or equivalent on a 4.0 scale. Transfer students are eligible as long as they have completed at least one year of study at the institution.

The Cardinals were led by the women's indoor track and field team who had 13 selections, followed by the men's hockey squad with 10. In all, 19 student-athletes made their third appearance on the All-Academic Team, while 10 made their second appearance. Wesleyan had two athletes who were also All-NESCAC honorees this year (Hannah O'Halloran – women's swimming & diving, Tim Sestak – men's hockey) and three were also named to the All-Sportsmanship Team (Andrew Schwartz – men's swimming and diving, Spencer Fox – men's hockey, Leah Cravitz – women's swimming and diving).

The All-Sportsmanship Team is comprised of one student-athlete from each of the NESCAC schools for each sport the conference sponsors, as 85 student-athletes were recognized. Of the eight honorees, all eight for the Cardinals were first-time All-Sportsmanship honorees.