MANSFIELD, Mass. – The Northeast-10 Conference recently announced Commissioner's Honor Roll list for the spring semester and Assumption finished second in the conference with a school-record 305 student-athletes honored.
The NE10 Commissioner's Honor Roll (CHR) program recognizes the conference's student-athletes for their achievements within the classroom. In order to be eligible for selection, a student-athlete must have met or exceeded a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Overall, 3,637 student-athletes were named to the Commissioner's Honor Roll for the spring 2017 semester.
"I am extremely proud to have over 300 student-athletes earn a spot on the NE10 Commissioner's Honor Roll this spring, as it represents our highest total ever and the second-most honorees in the conference." said Nick Smith, director of athletics. "This continued pursuit of excellence is something that is very important to our department and I would like to congratulate each of these student-athletes on this outstanding accomplishment."
Assumption's 305 honorees trailed just Bentley, who let all schools with 376 student-athletes named to the CHR. Merrimack was third with 295 while Adelphi had 282 and Stonehill was fifth with 272. The Hounds had 291 honorees this past fall and then 287 in the spring of 2016.
Overall as an athletic department, the cumulative GPA of all Assumption College student-athletes was over a 3.0 for the sixth straight semester as 18 of the College's 24 teams posted a GPA of a 3.0 or higher during the spring.
In addition to having the second-highest total, Assumption was one of ten NE10 institutions to have at least 60 percent of its student-athletes named to the CHR. The Hounds had 61 percent of their student-athletes with at least a 3.0. Adelphi had the highest percentage of student-athletes with at least a 3.0, at 79 percent.