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NEC Culminates Record Breaking Year With Announcement of 2020 Spring Academic & Commissioner’s Honor Roll

6/18/2020

 
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Somerset, NJ -- During tough times, Northeast Conference student-athletes remained remarkably dedicated to their academic pursuits.

A record 1,478 student-athletes were named to the Spring Academic Honor Roll, all with at least a 3.20 grade-point average. The conference set another new standard with 411 student-athletes earning Spring Commissioner’s Honor Roll recognition with a 3.75 or better grade point average.

Over the course of the 2019-20 academic year, a league record 3,411 NEC student-athletes landed a spot on the Academic Honor Roll, a 40.5 percent increase from the previous standard of 2,476 set during the 2017-18 academic year. Likewise, a record 1,067 student-athletes were named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll, a 40.2 percent jump from the previous high-water mark of 761 in 2018-19.

"I couldn't be prouder of our spring sport student-athletes who continued to prioritize their academic success during the most trying of circumstances," said NEC Commissioner Noreen Morris. "And for NEC student-athletes as a whole to not just break, but shatter, single-year records for NEC Academic and Commissioner's Honor Roll membership demonstrates their unwavering commitment to being the best they can be in the classroom."
 
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Now in its 39th year, the Northeast Conference is an NCAA Division I collegiate athletic association consisting of 11 institutions of higher learning located throughout seven states. Media coverage of the NEC extends to a number of the largest markets in the United States - New York (#1), Boston (#9), Pittsburgh (#24), Baltimore (#26), Hartford/New Haven (#33) and Providence (#53). Founded in 1981 as the basketball-only ECAC Metro Conference, the NEC has grown to sponsor 23 championship sports for men and women and now enjoys automatic access to 16 different NCAA Championships. NEC member institutions include Bryant, Central Connecticut, Fairleigh Dickinson, LIU, Merrimack, Mount St. Mary’s, Robert Morris, Sacred Heart, St. Francis Brooklyn, Saint Francis U and Wagner. For more information on the NEC, visit the league’s official website (www.northeastconference.org) and digital network (www.necfrontrow.com), or follow the league on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat, all @NECsports.