CENTERVILLE, Mass. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Commissioner Rudy Keeling recently announced the 2010-11 ECAC East Women's All-Academic Team and the Norwich women's ice hockey team had eight representatives on the list, which tied for the third best out of the 12 teams in the ECAC East.
The eight Cadets were: Kelsey Cone, Sr. (Manchester, Vt.); Cindy Fortin, Sr. (Quebec City, Quebec); Sophie Leclerc, Sr. (Barre, Vt.); Julie Fortier, Jr. (Saint-Malachie, Quebec); Sarianne Lynn, Jr. (Wethersfield, Conn.); Melissa Rundlett, Jr. (Saco, Maine); Amanda Wilks, Jr. (Winnipeg, Manitoba); Jacqueline Perez, So. (San Gabriel, Calif.)
"Our program is very proud of these young ladies for their focus and excellent commitment to their studies; while playing this season and achieving the highest athletic team pinnacle in a NCAA championship," said NU head coach Mark Bolding. "That is what the Division III student-athlete experience is all about and this group of upperclassmen led the way, along with some very strong academic freshmen, to produce our highest overall team GPA in program history."
Cone, Fortin, Fortier, Leclerc, Wilks, and Rundlett were all repeat selections from the 2010 All-Academic squad.
To be named to the All-Academic team, the student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, and have competed in at least one-half of her team's contests during the current season (a goaltender must have played at least 33 percent of her team's minutes).
Manhattanville led the way with 11 players selected, followed close behind by Castleton with 10.
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