NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Northeast-10 Conference announced its Spring 2016 Commissioner's Honor Roll (CHR) selections this morning, and nearly 280 Merrimack College student-athletes were among the conference's list of top academic performers who posted 3.0 or better grade-point averages (GPA) last semester.
In total, 276 Warriors – or more than 45 percent of the department's 612 student-athletes who participate in sports that are sponsored by the NE-10 (excludes men's and women's ice hockey and women's rowing) – were among the 3,661 student-athletes conference-wide who earned this distinction. The 61 percent of the conference's student-athletes that were named to the CHR is a new NE-10 record.
Of the 3,661 recognized, 241 student-athletes posted a perfect 4.0 GPA. That number is 59 more than the amount recorded during the fall semester, an increase of 32 percent.
Merrimack ranked second in the conference in terms of total 4.0 student-athletes with 26 such honorees, trailing Adelphi's 27 by just one. Merrimack's 276 total selections were the third-highest total by an individual institution in the conference. Additionally, Merrimack had 145 of its student-athletes post GPAs in the 3.50-3.99 range, up from the 125 it had in that range from the fall semester.
The NE-10 CHR program recognizes the conference's student-athletes for their achievements within the classroom. In order to be eligible for selection, a student-athlete must have met or exceeded a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale during the fall semester.
Bentley had the most student-athletes earn CHR honors among the 15 NE-10 schools with 374 in total. Adelphi, meanwhile, had the highest percentage of student-athletes earning a 3.0 GPA or higher at 80 percent.
Assumption had the second-most total honorees with 287, while Merrimack was third with 276 followed by Adelphi (274) and Franklin Pierce (272).
Bentley had the most student-athletes earn CHR honors among the 15 NE-10 schools with 376 in total. Meanwhile, Adelphi University had the highest percentage of student-athletes earning a 3.0 GPA or higher at 78 percent.
Assumption College boasted the fourth-highest total (276) followed by Stonehill College (271) and Adelphi (266).
The most student-athletes came from the sport of football with a total of 377 (up 25 from the fall). Women's track & field was next with 276 honorees, followed by baseball (274), women's soccer (271) and men's lacrosse (258).
For a full list of Merrimack's Spring 2016 Commissioner's Honor Roll selections, click here.