Academic All-Americans

 

Shannon Pizzingrilli '04 women's lacrosse, Laura Sturgis '01 women's lacrosse, Alex Boutin '09 men's tennis, Adam Cherry '07 men's lacrosse

Western New England student-athletes have earned Academic All-America® honors 23 times since 1981. The award, which is now given to over 1,600 student-athletes nationwide each year, began in 1952.

The phrases "Academic All-America" and "Academic All-American" are protected trademarks of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Several other coaches associations and various entities also award academic teams but those individuals are not recognized as Academic All-Americans.

Prior to 2011, there were two sets of teams chosen: One for Division I and one for all other Divisions, NAIA, two-year colleges and Canadian schools. In 2011, the program was expanded to include four sets honorary teams: One for each of NCAA Divisions I, II and III as well as one for NAIA, two-year colleges and Canadian schools. In each program, regional Academic All-District selections are made with the first-team All-District selections being eligible for Academic All-America team selections.

CoSIDA Academic All-America® College Division Men's Basketball Team
1989 — Gary Bourque

CoSIDA Academic All-America® College Division Women’s Basketball Team
1981 — Roma St. George
1982 — Roma St. George

CoSIDA Academic All-America® College Division Football Team
2008 — David Doiron (2nd Team ESPN the Magazine)
2009 — David Doiron (1st Team ESPN the Magazine)
2011 — Mike Valentine (1st Team Capital One)
2014 — Andrew McManus (1st Team Capital One, Division III)
2015 — E.J. Franskevicz (1st Team CoSIDA, Division III)

CoSIDA Academic All-America® College Division Men’s At-Large Team
2007 — Travis Brown, Men’s Lacrosse (1st Team ESPN the Magazine)
2007 — Adam Cherry, Men’s Lacrosse (2nd Team ESPN the Magazine)
2008 — Travis Brown, Men’s Lacrosse (1st Team ESPN the Magazine)
2008 — Alex Boutin, Men’s Tennis (2nd Team ESPN the Magazine)
2009 — Alex Boutin, Men’s Tennis (1st Team ESPN the Magazine)

CoSIDA Academic All-America® College Division Women’s At-Large Team
2001 — Laura Sturgis, Women’s Lacrosse (1st Team Verizon)
2003 — Shannon Pizzingrilli, Women's Lacrosse (2nd Team Verizon)
2004 — Shannon Pizzingrilli, Women's Lacrosse (1st Team Verizon)
2007 — Allison Jameson, Field Hockey (2nd Team ESPN the Magazine)

CoSIDA Academic All-America® College Division Softball Team
2002 — Kate Farry (2nd Team Verizon)
2002 — Marcie Bruder (3rd Team Verizon)
2006 — Kristy Kehoss (1st Team ESPN the Magazine)

CoSIDA Academic All-America® College Division Women's Soccer Team
2002 — Jacquie Bailey (3rd Team Verizon)

CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division III Women's Volleyball Team
2014 — Grace Kucharski (3rd Team Capital One)

CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division III Men's Soccer Team
2012 — Kevin Parma (1st Team Capital One)
2013 — Kevin Parma (1st Team Capital One)

18 Academic All-Americans winning 24 awards

Updated: August 11, 2016