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.
|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|