Eastern Nazarene Places 27 on Winter/Spring Academic All-NECC List

Eastern Nazarene Places 27 on Winter/Spring Academic All-NECC List

MANSFIELD, Mass.- Eastern Nazarene College garnered 27 Academic All-New England Collegiate Conference honorees, as the league office announced the Winter/Spring Academic All-Conference Team Wednesday. A total of 235 student-athletes from the conference's eight member institutions were recognized for their academic success.

In order to be eligible for NECC Academic All-Conference honors, a student-athlete must post a minimum grade-point average of 3.40 on a scale of 4.00, and must be a sophomore or higher in class standing. Student-athletes who competed in baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's lacrosse, softball, men's volleyball and men's and women's track & field were eligible for winter/spring NECC academic honors.

The Lions' women's basketball and women's track & field teams each earned eight nods. The ENC men's basketball and softball team both featured five selections. The Lions' men's track & field program landed three honorees while the ENC baseball squad boasted a pair of recipients.

Among the honorees were four All-NECC performers. Women's basketball's Jenn Burnham (West Valley City, Utah) was tabbed the NECC Defensive Player of the Year and claimed All-NECC second team honors while teammate Kyra Fleharty (Lewistown, Mont.) earned All-NECC first team accolades. Men's basketball seniors Garrett Crandell (Bristol, Tenn.) and Noah Cheney (Bend, Ore.) were named to the All-NECC first and second teams, respectively.

Seniors Josh Rice (Hanson, Mass.), Elisabeth Schaffer (Benton, Pa.), Jacob Waldroop (Newland, N.C.), and Cheney all picked up their third career Academic All-Conference honor.

Student Class Sport Hometown Major
Courtney Barba Senior Women's Basketball Pismo Beach, Calif. Communications
Bobby Belezos Junior Men's Basketball Holbrook, Mass. Communications
Jael Bourque Senior Women's Track & Field Nashua, N.H. Biology
Jenn Burnham Senior Women's Basketball/Women's Track & Field West Valley City, Utah Sports Management
Shannon Chau Senior Women's Basketball/Women's Track & Field San Francisco, Calif. Biology
Noah Cheney Senior Men's Basketball Bend, Ore. Sports Management
Lily Cook Sophomore Women's Track & Field Assonet, Mass. Crime, Law, & Justice
Bailey Craig Junior Women's Basketball/Women's Track & Field Placerville, Calif. Communications
Garrett Crandell Senior Men's Basketball Bristol, Tenn. Crime, Law, & Justice
Kyra Fleharty Senior Women's Basketball Lewistown, Mont. Environmental Science
Polly Gomes Senior Women's Track & Field Methuen, Mass. Theatre for Social Justice
Rebecca Hayner Junior Softball Halfmoon, N.Y. Business Management
Dylan Louviaux Senior Baseball Mohnton, Pa. Electrical Engineering
Courtney McGraw Junior Softball Woodland, Calif. Psychology
Joseph Merrigan Sophomore Men's Track & Field Quincy, Mass. Computer Engineering
Adriana Montuya Junior Softball American Canyon, Calif. Clinical Psychology
Sydni Oviatt Junior Women's Basketball Fruit Heights, Utah Sports Management
Moira Phillips Junior Women's Basketball/Women's Track & Field Middlesex, N.J. Biology
Joel Piercey Sophomore Men's Track & Field Randolph, Mass. History/Secondary Education
Josh Rice Senior Men's Basketball Hanson, Mass. Marketing
Dominique Santos Junior Softball Lancaster, Calif. Biology
Elisabeth Schaffer Senior Softball Benton, Pa. Biology
Briana Taylor Sophomore Women's Track & Field Milton, Del. Intercultural Studies
Israel Tetuan-Chavez Sophomore Men's Track & Field Selma, Calif. Crime, Law, & Justice
Jacob Waldroop Senior Men's Basketball Newland, N.C. Sports Management
Morgan Weast Sophomore Baseball Cincinnati, Ohio Forensic Science
Sabrina Zerbey Junior Women's Basketball Tracy, Calif. Biology