BOSTON – A total of 167 Suffolk University student-athletes have been named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll for their academic achievements in the 2018 Spring Semester, the department announced Monday afternoon.
To earn a spot on the AD's Honor Roll, which began in the Spring of 2013 and is in its 11th edition, a student-athlete must earn a grade-point average of at least 3.0 and pass at least 12 quarter units, with the exception of graduating seniors in their final semester. For the complete list of AD Honor Roll recipients, click here.
The 238 student-athletes enrolled in class this spring representing the University's 18 varsity intercollegiate teams combined for a 3.24 overall GPA with 70.2 percent (167) earning a 3.0 GPA or higher with 101 (42.4%) achieving a spot on the Dean's List with a 3.5 GPA or higher.
"With our department the biggest it has ever been, we are proud to say that student-athlete's classroom success continues to excel," Director of Athletics Cary McConnell said. "Academics builds the foundation for our student-athlete's success beyond the Suffolk community and our department – coaches and staff – and the University, can be extremely proud of what they have accomplished."
Of the 167 Rams on the Honor Roll, 18 achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA; Shayne Bailey (men's hockey), Veronica Bernardo (women's soccer), Cayla Cecchini (women's soccer), Emma Feeney (volleyball), Bryan Etter (men's cross country & hockey), Madison Eucalitto (softball), Meagan French (women's tennis), Devlin Frost (softball), Marissa Gudasukas (women's basketball), Brooke Heathco (women's soccer), Taylor Holmes (softball), Ariel Ilarslan Russo (men's cross country & tennis), Sydney Littlefield (softball), Emily Manfra (women's cross country & track & field), Hannah Masch (women's cross country & track & field), Ryan O'Connell (men's basketball), Alexander Schrippa (men's track & field) and Ali Yamakaitis (softball).
The 18 unblemished GPAs of the semester are the most by Suffolk Athletics' student-body in recent years. Two standout seniors did not falter in either quarter academically as men's hockey Bailey and softball's Holmes each achieved perfect 4.0 GPAs for the entire 2017-18 academic year.
Holmes was a major contributor both athletically and academically to Suffolk's women's team with the highest semester GPA as the 16 members of Jaclyn Davis' softball team, all of who appear on the AD Honor Roll, combined for a 3.61 GPA for the spring semester.
For the 2017-18 academic year, Anthony Del Prete's Mutts boasted the top mark with a 3.68 GPA.