Seahawk athletes, teams recognized for academic achievement

Seahawk athletes, teams recognized for academic achievement

Wagner Womens BasketballWagner College student athletes and sports teams have recently been recognized for their academic achievement by the Northeast Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

The Northeast Conference’s Winter Academic Honor Roll, requiring a 3.20 or better grade point average, included 54 Wagner student athletes. The NEC Champion swimming & diving team led all seven NEC schools that sponsor the sport with 20 selections on the Academic Honor Roll, while the women’s basketball team was second among the 10 NEC member schools with eight student athletes on the honor roll. The women’s indoor track & field (16), men’s indoor track & field (7) and men’s basketball (3) teams were also recognized.

Wagner teams were also well-represented on the NEC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, requiring a 3.75 or better grade point average. Thirteen Wagner student athletes — 5 in Swimming & Diving, 3 in Women’s Indoor Track & Field, 3 in Men’s Indoor Track & Field and 2 in Women’s Basketball — were named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

In addition to NEC academic honors, five Wagner College athletic teams — men’s and women’s tennis, women’s basketball, women’s cross country and women’s golf — were cited by the NCAA with public recognition awards for exceptional academic performance. These awards are presented each year to teams scoring in the top 10 percent in each sport, nationwide, with respect to their Academic Progress Rates. The APR tracks the academic progress of each student athlete on scholarship. The APR measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester and provides a clear picture of the academic performance for each team in each sport. This represents the fourth consecutive year that the Seahawk women’s tennis program has received a public recognition award from the NCAA.