NE-10 Names 176 SMC Student-Athletes To Commissioner's Honor Roll


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Eight SMC student-athletes
earned a perfect 4.0 GPA in
the spring 2011 semester.
Clockwise, left to right:
women's swimming's
Christine Amoresano,
women's cross country's
Elena Bilodeau, men's cross
country and skiing's Colin
Delaney
, men's soccer's
Ryan Gannon, women's
cross country's Andi Nelson,
women's basketball and
soccer's Megan Olsen,
men's soccer and tennis's
 Eric Parziale, and men's
soccer's Rondel Ward.

COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Northeast-10 Conference released its Commissioner's Honor Roll for the spring 2011 semester on Wednesday, and 176 Saint Michael's College student-athletes were recognized for their academic achievements.

To be eligible for selection to the NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll, a student-athlete must have met and/or exceeded a minimum 3.0 grade point average during the spring 2011 semester.

All 17 of Saint Michael's varsity sport programs that compete in the NE-10 had multiple honorees, and eight student-athletes earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average in the spring 2011 semester. In all, 57 percent of all eligible Saint Michael's student-athletes were named to the NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll, the third-highest percentage among the NE-10's 16 member institutions.

The eight Saint Michael's student-athletes with perfect 4.0 GPAs in the spring 2011 semester include three recent graduates: women's swimming's Christine Amoresano (Hasbrouck Heights, N.J./Immaculate Heart); and men's soccer's Ryan Gannon (Colchester, Conn./Bacon Academy/CCSU) and Rondel Ward (Saint George, Barbados/Harrison's College HS). Five rising juniors also achieved perfection last semester: women's cross country's Elena Bilodeau (Waterbury, Vt./Harwood Union) and Andi Nelson (Lebanon, N.H./Lebanon); and three two-sport student-athletes in women's basketball and soccer's Megan Olsen (Glenmont, N.Y./Bethlehem Central), men's tennis and soccer's Eric Parziale (Pinehurst, N.C./Pinecrest/Trinity), and men's cross country and skiing's Colin Delaney (Lake Placid, N.Y./National Sports Academy).

For the NE-10's release of its Commissioner's Honor Roll for the spring 2011 semester, click here.

For the list of Saint Michael's 176 student-athletes named to the NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll, click here.

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