Fifteen Terriers Named to NAC Fall All-Academic Team

Fifteen Terriers Named to NAC Fall All-Academic Team

WATERVILLE, Maine – Fifteen Thomas College student-athletes are among the total of 205 student-athletes who have been named to the 2017 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Fall All-Academic Team.

The NAC All-Academic Team recognizes student-athletes on varsity sports teams who have earned a cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Student-athletes must also have reached sophomore academic standing and competed in a minimum of two years of varsity competition at their institution.

The following Thomas student-athletes received the award:

Jasen Dickey

MXC

Gr.

MBA

Skowhegan, Maine

Ryan Hablitz

MXC

So.

Secondary Ed. - Math

Melrose, Mass.

Christo Naranja

MXC

Jr.

Marketing Management

Fort Kent, Maine

Alyssa Maggi

WXC

Gr.

MBA

Belchertown, Mass.

Christiane Wadsworth

WXC

Sr.

Management

Washington, Maine

Miranda Gagne

FH

So.

Undecided

Winslow, Maine

Lindsay Morong

FH

Jr.

Forensic Psychology

Knox, Maine

Katie Taylor

FH

Jr.

Political Science

Lebanon Maine

Katherine Welch

FH

Jr.

Management

Pittsfield, Maine

Emily Wilcox

FH

Sr.

Management

Lowell, Mass.

Jonathan Dutka

MSOC

Jr.

Management

Durham, N.H.

Baramee Janla

MSOC

Jr.

Marketing Management

Winter Harbor, Maine

Jeffrey Nagy

MSOC

Gr.

MBA

Old Saybrook, Conn.

Maddy Noyes

WSOC

So.

Communications

Gardiner, Maine

Julia Smith

WSOC

Jr.

Accounting

Durham, Maine


To view the complete 2017 Fall All-Academic Team, please click HERE.

Of note, seven of the eight seniors that were recognized as the Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year in their respective sport were also honored on the All-Academic Team. Those selections include women's volleyball student-athlete Nia Arranaga (Husson; San Jose, Calif.), men's soccer student-athlete Josh Bellomo (Husson; Hudson, N.H.), field hockey student-athlete Lee-Anne Greenleaf (UMaine-Farmington; Gardiner, Maine), women's cross country student-athlete Alyssa Maggi (Thomas; Belchertown, Mass.), women's tennis student-athlete Evelyn Miller (Colby-Sawyer; Smithfield, R.I.), women's soccer student-athlete Kate Steller (Castleton; Merrimack, N.H.), and men's golf student-athlete Ryan Swart (Salem State; Bridgewater, Mass.).

Impressively, 31 of the Sportsmanship Team honorees were named as a member of the All-Academic Team. The NAC Sportsmanship Team is reserved for those who have distinguished themselves through demonstrated acts of sportsmanship and ethical behavior. The honorees are individuals who have positively affected the sport culture and environment and whose behavior clearly demonstrates sportsmanship and integrity that go beyond the playing rules and etiquette.

Additionally, a number of this year's All-Academic honorees also excelled athletically. The academic team consisted of 36 student-athletes who were voted as All-NAC selections in their respective sports, including 21 First Team and 15 Second Team selections. Also listed are Athlete of the Year honorees in two of the NAC fall sports, which included men's soccer Defensive Player of the Year Thomas Kirk (Castleton; Gloversville, N.Y.) and men's cross country Runner of the Year Grandon Smith (Castleton; Newtown, Conn.).