73 Student-Athletes Receive NESCAC All-Academic Honors

Sophia Antonio ’19 (women’s swimming & diving) was named to the All-Academic Team for the third time and was also on the All-NESCAC squad. (Photo by Ron Wimer)

The Wesleyan University winter athletic teams put a total of 73 student-athletes on the 2019 NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team, while eight Cardinals earned All-Sportsmanship honors as announced by the conference.

In order to earn a spot 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.

The All-Sportsmanship Team is comprised of one student-athlete from each of the NESCAC schools for each sport the conference sponsors, as 85 student-athletes were recognized. Antonio (women's swimming & diving), Tara Berger '19 (women's basketball) and Kevin McDonald '20 (men's basketball) earned the accolade for the second time in their careers.

Kevin McDonald ’20 (men’s basketball) earned All-Sportsmanship Team accolades for the second time in his career. (Photo by Jonas Powell ’18)

Middlebury ranked first in the conference with 122 athletes on the All-Academic list, while Williams ranked second with 115 and Amherst was third with 111 athletes.

Sophia Antonio ’19 (women’s swimming & diving) was named to the All-Academic Team for the third time and was also on the All-NESCAC squad. Additionally, there were 25 other individuals making their third appearance on the All-Academic Team. Five additional individuals were named to both the All-Academic Team and earned All-NESCAC laurels this season: Jordan Bonner ’19 (men’s basketball), Chad Malinowski ’19 (men’s ice hockey), Grace Middleton ’20 (women’s swimming & diving), Tim Sestak ’20 (men’s ice hockey), and Maela Whitcomb ’19 (women’s swimming & diving).

Sarah Goss '19 (women's ice hockey) was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team.

Sarah Goss ’19 (women’s ice hockey) was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team. (Photo by Jonas Powell ’18)

The All-Sportsmanship Team is comprised of one student-athlete from each of the NESCAC schools for each sport the conference sponsors, as 85 student-athletes were recognized. Antonio (women’s swimming & diving), Tara Berger ’19 (women’s basketball), and Kevin McDonald ’20 (men’s basketball) earned the accolade for the second time in their careers. The other five award-winners were Andy Espinoza ’19 (men’s ice hockey), Sarah Goss ’19 (women’s ice hockey), Kevin Le ’19 (men’s squash), Ali Imperiale ’19 (women’s squash), and Max Wimer ’19 (men’s swimming & diving).

Kevin Le ’19 (men’s squash) was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team. (Photo by Jonas Powell ’18)