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Wesleyan Places 56 on NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team; 8 Earn All-Sportsmanship

Wesleyan Places 56 on NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team; 8 Earn All-Sportsmanship

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan University fall athletic teams put a total of 56 student-athletes on the 2018 NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team, while eight Cardinals earned All-Sportsmanship honors as announced by the conference on Wednesday afternoon. A total of 636 student-athletes were named to the All-Academic Team, while 84 earned spots on the All-Sportsmanship Team.

<NESCAC All-Academic Release / All-Sportsmanship Release>

In order to earn a sport on the All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a minimum GPA of 3.50 or equivalent on a 4.0 scale. Transfer students are eligible as long as they have completed at least one year of coursework at the institution.

Middlebury ranked first in the conference with 84 athletes on the All-Academic list, while Amherst ranked second with 75 and Bowdoin was third with 74 athletes.

The women's soccer team led the charge for the Cardinals, with 18 honorees, while the football program saw 11 players earn the achievement. The field hockey team placed eight athletes on the All-Academic unit, while women's cross country (7), volleyball (5), men's soccer (4), men's cross country (2) and women's golf (1) were all represented.

Senior Lauren Goetzman (women's soccer) was named to the All-Academic team for the third-straight year and was also on the All-NESCAC squad. Additionally, there were 14 other individuals making their third appearance on the Fall All-Academic Team: Rhoen Fiutak (women's cross country), Zach Foster (football), Nicole Galli (women's soccer), Olivia Gorman (women's soccer), Meg Harrop (women's soccer), Evan Hull (football), Meghan Jain (field hockey), Sophia Linquiti (women's soccer), Madeleine Lundberg (volleyball), Bobby Nevin (football), Ella Sinfield (women's soccer), Joe Wilson (football), Kinsey Yost (women's soccer) and Liz Young (women's soccer).

The All-Sportsmanship Team is comprised of one student-athlete from each of the NESCAC schools for each sport the conference sponsors, as 84 student-athletes were recognized. Senior Madeleine Lundberg (volleyball) earned the accolade for the second time in her career. The other seven award winners from Wesleyan were Kevin McMorrow (men's cross country), Claudia Schatz (women's cross country), Rachel Pomerantz (field hockey), Karl Seitz (football), Megan Wiley (women's golf), Cameron Park (men's soccer), and Meg Harrop (women's soccer).