NEW LONDON, Conn. – Coast Guard placed five cadet-athletes on the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women's Soccer Academic All-conference team.
Senior Kali Borden, a Civil Engineering major, was named to the Academic All-conference team for the third straight season and junior Valerie Hines, a Marine and Environmental Sciences major, earns a spot on the team for the second straight season.
Junior Claire Hurley (Government) and sophomores Felicia Lombardi (Government) and Kat Retz (Operations Research and Computer Analysis) were named to the All-Academic team for the first time.
The Bears won the first NEWMAC tournament game in program history on Tuesday night and the fourth-seeded Bears, who have won a school-record 11 games, will take on top-seeded MIT on Thursday in Cambridge, Mass.
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 2018 spring semester, achieved second year academic status at 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.