Lyons, MIT tie for highest total
NORTON, Mass. – Seven members of the Wheaton College women's tennis team were named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference list, as announced by the league office.
Junior Kathryn Burleson (Osterville, Mass./Cape Cod Academy), senior co-captain Lyndsay Cooke (Bakersfield, Calif./Bakersfield Christian), classmate Sarah Crom (Bremen, Germany/International School of Bremen), sophomores Caroline DiNicola-Fawley (Brattleboro, Vt./Brattleboro Union) and Stassy Furber (Montpelier, Vt./Montpelier), senior Jessica Moore (Middletown, R.I./The Prout School) and sophomore Caroline Stanclift (Camden, Maine/Cushing Academy) all earned NEWMAC Academic All-Conference honors for the Lyons.
Honorees must have met the following criteria in order to be named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference list: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2013 spring semester, achieved second year academic status at her institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season.
Cooke and Crom lead the way for Wheaton as both student-athletes pick up their third-career NEWMAC Academic All-Conference award joining Maya Milic-Strkalj '08 as the only student-athletes in program history to earn three honors. Cooke is an art studio major, while Crom is a double major in economics and Hispanic studies with a minor in psychology.
Burleson collects her-second career honor as a double major in French and studio art, while DiNicola-Fawley, Furber, Moore and Stanclift all earn NEWMAC Academic All-Conference honors for the first time in their career. Stanclift highlights the group of first-time honorees with a 4.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) as a biology major at the college.
The Lyons tied MIT for the highest amount of student-athletes named to the list with seven. Mount Holyoke ranked third with five award winners, while Babson had three and Clark, Smith and Springfield had two. Emerson rounded out the list of NEWMAC schools with one selection.
Wheaton (9-2, 6-2 NEWMAC) hosts Springfield College in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament quarterfinal round on Wednesday, October 23 at 3 p.m.