Hawks Score Well in Academics
The University of Vermont, whose student-athletes maintained a 3.14 grade-point average, was awarded the America East Academic Cup for the second consecutive season. The Academic Cup is presented to the institution whose student-athletes post the highest grade-point averages during the academic year.
The University of Maine (3.11), University of Hartford (3.10) and University of New Hampshire (3.06) were the other America East institutions to compile grade-point averages of 3.00 or better in 2005-06. The America East Conference has a total of nine member schools.
Hartford's men's golf team (3.31) joined the University of Maryland-Baltimore County’s (UMBC's) men's swimming and diving squad (3.07) and Stony Brook's men's tennis team (3.23) as the only programs to win an America East Championship and post the highest grade-point average in their sport.
Other winners in specific team sports were: baseball, Binghamton (3.00); men's basketball, UMBC (2.89); women's basketball, UMBC (3.24); women's cross country, Stony Brook (3.54); women's golf, Hartford (3.33); men's lacrosse, Binghamton (2.89); men's soccer, Binghamton (3.31); women's soccer, Hartford and Vermont (3.34); softball, Maine (3.35); women's tennis, New Hampshire (3.37); women's indoor track and field, Hartford (3.37); women's outdoor track and field, Hartford (3.37); and volleyball, Hartford (3.43).