Eleven Hamilton College student-athletes have been recognized by the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) as the conference announced its 2009-10 winter all-academic team on March 31.
The NESCAC all-academic honorees consist of 465 winter sport student-athletes. Each honoree is a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35. The student-athlete must have reached junior academic standing at his or her institution to be considered for honors. Transfer students must have completed one year of study at the institution.
Six Hamilton College programs were eligible for the NESCAC all-academic awards. Men's and women's basketball and men's and women's track and field were recognized with academic honors by the Liberty League.
The NESCAC, established in 1971, is comprised of 11 highly selective colleges and universities located in the Northeast. The NESCAC sponsors 26 conference championship sports (13 for men and 13 for women) while member schools offer extensive and broad-based intercollegiate as well as club and intramural opportunities for both men and women.
Men's Ice Hockey: Joe Buicko '11 (Altamont, N.Y./Hotchkiss School [Conn.]); *Chris Lorenc '10 (Clifton, N.J./Wyoming Seminary); *Ian Stearns '10 (Fitchburg, Mass./Milton Academy); Nick Wiggins '11 (Cambridge, Mass./Thayer Academy).
Women's Ice Hockey: Becky Cairns '11 (Andover, Mass./Andover HS); Bret Lineberry '11 (Henniker, N.H./Loomis Chaffee School [Conn.]); *Meg Shine '10 (Duxbury, Mass./Tabor Academy).
Men's Swimming & Diving: *Stephen Chaponis '10 (Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty HS).
Women's Swimming & Diving: *Chessie Crane '10 (New York, N.Y./Dalton School); Carolyn Meyer '10 (Wilton, Conn./Wilton HS).
Men's Squash: Hal Lee '11 (Short Hills, N.J./Pingry School).
An asterisk (*) indicates the student-athlete was a 2008-09 winter all-academic selection.