Sixteen Hamilton College student-athletes have been recognized by the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) as the conference announced its 2010 fall all-academic team on Nov. 23.

The NESCAC all-academic honorees consist of 546 fall sport student-athletes. Each is a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35. The student-athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing at his or her institution to be considered for honors. Transfer students must have completed one year of study at the institution. 

Five Hamilton College programs were eligible for the NESCAC all-academic awards. Field hockey and the men's and women's soccer teams 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 Cross Country: Sam Dupuis ’12 (Shorewood, Wisc./Shorewood HS); *Dan Keating ’11 (Holliston, Mass./Holliston HS); Dylan Thayer ’13 (Potomac, Md./St. Andrew's Episcopal School); Hashem Zikry ’13 (New York, N.Y./Collegiate School).

Women’s Cross Country: *Meredith FitzPatrick ’11 (Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich Academy); Emily Heckman ’13 (Chester Springs, Pa./Conestoga HS); *Eva Hunt ’11 (Litchfield, Conn./Litchfield HS); Emily Potter ’12 (Austin, Texas/Westwood HS); Erin West ’11 (Anchorage, Alaska/A.J. Dimond HS).

Football: Ted Finan ’13 (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan HS); Matt Giamalis ’11 (Farmington, Conn./Avon Old Farms School); *Steve Mello ’11 (Bedford, N.H./Groton School [Mass.]); Jacob Sheetz-Willard ’12 (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Haverford Township Senior HS).

Men’s Golf: Knute Gailor ’13 (North Granby, Conn./Granby Memorial HS); L.J. Scurfield ’12 (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley HS).

Women’s Volleyball: Kristen Stenerson ’12 (Westminster, Colo./Thornton HS).

An asterisk (*) indicates the student-athlete was a 2009 fall all-academic selection.

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