Binghamton leads America East in Academic Honor Roll selections
The America East Conference released its 2013 Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll and a conference-best 191 Binghamton student-athletes appear on the list. The America East Academic Honor Roll includes all student-athletes who attained at least a 3.0 GPA for the semester that their sport was in season. Sixty-two percent of all eligible Binghamton student-athletes made the cut-off.
This marks the eighth consecutive year that Binghamton has posted the most selections on the America East Spring Academic Honor Roll. Each time, at least 60 percent of all eligible student-athletes made the list.
Binghamton also led the conference with 90 student-athletes named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll. This list includes all student-athletes that attained at least a 3.5 GPA for the semester.
Two Binghamton teams had the most Honor Roll selections in their respective sports during the spring semester, both of whom also captured the America East championship. The men’s tennis team posted 10 selections while the baseball team had 16 honorees.
Student-Athletes surpass 3.0 GPA for 15th consecutive semester
Binghamton University student-athletes continue to raise the bar for academic achievement. The University’s 417 student-athletes produced a 3.1 grade-point average for the 2013 spring semester.
Additionally, the group eclipsed the 3.0 threshold for the 15th consecutive semester. It also marked the fifth time in the last seven semesters that the student-athletes reached the 3.1 mark.
“We are proud of the academic achievements of our student-athletes during the spring semester,” Director of Athletics Patrick Elliott said. “These accomplishments speak to the their dedication and academic commitment. Additionally, with their meaningful community service and citizenship, our student-athletes truly embrace the vision of ‘excellence with honor.’”
Sixteen teams had a semester GPA of 3.0 or higher, headed by the women’s tennis team (3.48), which captured the department’s Academic Cup for maintaining the highest semester GPA among the 21 teams.
Binghamton finishes strong in America East rankings
Binghamton placed third among the nine schools in the America East Academic Cup. The academic standing, together with Binghamton’s fifth-place showing in the Commissioner’s Cup, gives the Bearcats another strong combined finish in the two primary measures of success. Binghamton, which produced a 3.12 GPA, is one of just two schools in the conference to earn a top-five place in both competitions.
Hartford captured the Academic Cup with a 3.24 GPA. New Hampshire was in second place with a 3.18, followed by Binghamton and Vermont (3.12 GPA each) and Maine (3.11) to round out the top-five. Stony Brook (3.08), Boston University (3.07), Albany (3.01) and UMBC (2.83) rounded out the academic rankings.
It marked the fifth straight year that Binghamton student-athletes have eclipsed the 3.10 mark and the fifth time in the last seven years that Binghamton has earned a top-four position in the conference. Binghamton has captured two Academic Cups (2001-02 and 2002-03).
Four Binghamton teams held the highest GPA in their respective sports: men’s tennis (3.45), women’s tennis (3.54), men’s swimming and diving (3.02) and women’s lacrosse (3.19). The men’s tennis team, which captured its sixth consecutive America East title and ninth in 11 years, also held the highest GPA of any male sport.