NEW LONDON, Conn.-The Coast Guard Academy placed 11 cadet-athletes from the men's and women's outdoor track and field teams on the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference All-Academic Team, as announced by the conference.
The men's team saw nine cadet-athletes honored while the women's team had a pair cited for their work in the classroom. The selections come in addition to the track and field teams which were announced last week.
Ben Wolhaupter (Civil Engineering), named for the third straight season, was the lone senior selected from the men's team while three individuals, Matt Navetta (Operations Research and Computer Analysis), Kevin Petow (Mechanical Engineering), and Park Suski (Mechanical Engineering), earned selections in their first year of eligibility. Juniors James Dawkins (Management), Stephen Horvath (2nd selection, Mechanical Engineering), Ryan Hub (2nd selection, Electrical Engineering), Erick Jackson (Civil Engineering), and Joey O'Connell (2nd selection, Mechanical Engineering) also earned selections from the men's team.
Senior Hannah Seeland (Mechanical Engineering) was named to the team for the third straight season and sophomore Carolyn Smith (Marine and Environmental Sciences) earned selection to the team in her first year of eligibility on the women's side.
Honorees must have met the following criteria: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2013 fall semester, achieved second year academic status at his/her institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season.
The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference consists of 11 highly selective institutions committed to academic excellence: Babson College, Clark University, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Emerson College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Springfield College, Wellesley College, Wheaton College, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.