BOSTON – Suffolk Athletics is proud to announce that the most student-athletes since the Athletic Director's Honor Roll inception in the Spring of 2013 have been honored with 176 Rams securing a spot on the list for the 2017 Fall semester.
To earn a spot on the AD's Honor Roll a student-athlete must earn a grade-point average of at least 3.0 and pass at least 12 quarter units. For the complete list of AD Honor Roll recipients, click here.
Of the 229 student-athletes enrolled in full-time classes this fall representing the University's 18 varsity intercollegiate teams combined for a 3.23 GPA with 77.3 percent (176) earning a 3.0 GPA or higher with 110 Rams (48.0%) achieving Dean's List status with a 3.5 GPA or higher.
"For the first time nearly 80 percent of our student-athletes proved that athletics do not come before academics, show that the Suffolk Athletics culture – athletes, teams, coaches and staff – encompass the true definition of Division III Athletics; student first, athlete second," said Athletic Director Cary McConnell. "As much as we boast about successes on the field, court and ice, accomplishments inside the classroom continue to be a reflection on the student's commitment to build skills necessary to make them well-rounded individuals and succeed after their time in blue-and-gold. These achievements are what we could not be more proud of."
Of the 177 Rams' on the seven achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA; Shayne Bailey (men's hockey), Taylor Holmes (softball), Dakhensey Marcellus (volleyball and women's track & field), Tucker Mee (men's soccer), Alexandra Nagri (women's basketball and women's soccer), Constance Phelan (softball) and Ali Yamakaitis (softball).
What could more impressive is the 23 student-athletes that compete for two of Suffolk's teams putting together a combined 3.61 GPA with 86.9 percent (20-23) achieving a spot on the AD Honor Roll highlighted by Marcellus and Nagri, who both put together perfect 4.0 semesters.
In the team race, volleyball and women's indoor track both put together the highest team GPA for the semester with 3.60 each. All 16 members of the volleyball squad achieved AD Honor Roll status, 11 of which placed high enough for a spot on the Dean's List. Women's indoor track, meanwhile, had 14 of its 16 members of the on the AD Honor Roll list with 11 achieving Dean's List status.