COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College had 211 student-athletes qualify for the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll for the spring semester, including 13 that posted a 4.0 grade-point average last semester, with the latter figure tying the Purple Knights for sixth among the league's 15 institutions.
Saint Michael's also tied for fourth by having 63 percent of its NE-10 student-athletes land on the Commissioner's Honor Roll, and was eighth in total honorees. Student-athletes that earn a minimum 3.0 GPA during a given semester are eligible for the accolade. Eighteen of the Purple Knights' squads compete in the NE-10.
A school-high four field hockey competitors were among the 13 Purple Knights with a 4.0 GPA, with recent graduates Samantha Burns (North Creek, N.Y./Johnsburg Central), Jackie Chisholm (New Braintree, Mass./Quabbin Regional) and Sarah Healey (Canton, Mass./Canton) and rising senior Kelsie Miller (Templeton, Mass./Narragansett Regional) all turning the feat. Miller pulled a 4.0 for the fifth consecutive semester, Burns claimed the third perfect GPA of her career, and Healey had her second.
Three teams had two student-athletes with perfect GPAs for the spring semester, including as May graduate Eric Robinson (Williston, Vt./Berkshire School) and rising junior Connor Mitchell (New Milford, Conn./Kent School) represented men's ice hockey, with Mitchell claiming his second straight 4.0. Women's cross country recent graduates Chloe Boutelle (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga Springs) and Colleen Gilliatt (Grantham, N.H./Lebanon) accumulated their second and third career perfect GPAs, respectively, while rising senior Alexandra Sulkin (Ipswich, Mass./Ipswich) and rising junior Nicole Kellogg (Burnt Hills, N.Y./Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake) hailed from women's tennis.
Softball rising junior Jessica Barnett (Essex Junction, Vt./Essex) has posted a 4.0 all four semesters of college, women's lacrosse May graduate Melissa Jaskiewicz (Kensington, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) turned in the third perfect semester of her career, and rising junior Tim Connor (Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown) represented men's lacrosse.
The field hockey team topped Saint Michael's with 22 honorees, while men's ice hockey (18), men's lacrosse (18), women's cross country (17) and women's swimming & diving (17) narrowly trailed.