PROVIDENCE - On Thursday, the American Athletic Conference announced that 235 UConn student-athletes have earned a spot on the league's 2014-15 All-Academic team. The school had student-athletes honored in each varsity sport The American sponsors, led by 31 members from the football team.
In total, 2,113 student-athletes from across the conference were tabbed as 2014-15 All-Academic team members, up from 1,783 a year ago.
Other highly-represented Husky teams include women's rowing (30 members), women's swimming and diving (26 members), men's track and field (19) women's soccer (15 members) and men's swimming and diving (13 members).
Nine players from the Huskies' 2015 NCAA champion women's basketball team were honored, including All-American Breanna Stewart (Syracuse, N.Y.) and WNBA draftee Kiah Stokes (Marion, Iowa).
On Wednesday, four UConn student-athletes, Pat Lenehan (men's basketball), Lauren Sara (women's cross country), Faith Dismuke (women's track and field) and Kathryn Hughes (women's rowing) were selected as winners of The American's Scholar-Athlete Sports Excellence award. To view the complete release, please CLICK HERE.
Nominations for the All-Academic Team are submitted by each of the American Athletic Conference's member institutions. To be eligible for the honor, a nominee must have competed in an American Athletic Conference-sponsored sport, attained a minimum grade-point average of 3.00 for the preceding academic year, and completed a minimum of two consecutive semesters or three consecutive quarters of academic work, with a total of 18 semester or 27 quarter credits, not including remedial courses.
See below for a complete list of UConn honorees from each sport:
Women's Volleyball (8):
Tosin Adeniyi, Kenya Cason, Amy Christensen, Hayley Cmajdalka, Brianna Datti, Camille Evans, Erika Thomas
Women's Track and Field (13):
Brianna Allen, Gabriella Attanasio, Odrine Belot, Christine Donat, Nyanka Joseph, Emi Kanyo, Megan Lester, Natasha Mclaren, Kelly Myers, Lauren O'Connell, Megan Reese, Deysha Smith-Jenkins, Lisa Zimmer
Women's Swimming and Diving (26):
Samantha Bassman, Emily Boyko, Jaimie Brookover, Alexandra Butera, Emily Caplis, Lauren Cecco, Caitlin Cole, Amanda Craig, Michelle Faykes, Caroline Finkle, Holly Gallagher, Madeleine Hoopes, Laura Hyland, Michelle Kalupski, Margaret Manning, Monica Marcello, Kennedy Meier, Kaitlyn Munzenmaier, Sophie Nothnagle, Tara O'Prey, Christine Pedersen, Hannah Perna, Chinyere Pigot, Nicole Ricci, Taryn Urbanus, Emilia Weihenig
Women's Soccer (15):
Tanya Altrui, Emily Armstrong, Brianna Butler, Gabby Charno, Gabby Cuevas, Rachel Hill, Riley Houle, Julie Hubbard, Samantha McGuire, Andrea Plucenik, Gianna Roma, Allison Saucier, Miranda Tarpey, Sabrina Toole, Lindsey Watkins
Women's Rowing (30):
Kate Boudreau, Brenna Conrad, Madeline Cooper, Alexandra Coults, Shannon Cox, Kimberly Dineen, Megan Duva, Jane Eklund, Lindsey Fecko, Anna Fetteroll, Alyssa Hopson, Kathryn Hughes, Audrey Kelley, Kiersten Kronschnabel, Christine Latona, Amanda Litty, Sierra Mazur, Elise McCormick, Alyssa Migliorini, Sarah Norman, Emily Powers, Arielle Sherman-Golembeski, Kathleen Snajder, Elizabeth Tomasco, Aleksandra Torkelson, Haley Ullinger, Katie Ullinger, Abby Viner, Mai Walters, Laura Webster
Men's Track and Field (19):
Jake Almquist, Trenten Beram, Adam Bouhcer, Philip Caldwell, Darnell Cummings, Brian Eilers, Kevin Foster, Alex Gagne, Craig Hunter, John Landis, James Lowe, Selwyn Maxwell, Nick O'Leary, Kyler Osborne, Michael Roy, Randall Wall, Sean Walsh, Nigel Walker, Seth Zuidema,
Joseph Bivona, Alec Bloom, Kyle Bockeloh, John-Luke Bogue, Jeremy Claflin, Chris DeBerry, Deshon Foxx, Alex Gallaer, Steve Hashemi, Thomas Hopkins, Andreas Knappe, Dominick Manco, Ellis Marder, Sean Marinan, Josh Marriner, Alex Mateas, Obi Melifonwu, Adam Mueller, Daniel Oak, Andrew Paluch, Bryan Paull, Angelo Pruitt, Bobby Puyol, Will Rishell, Kyle Schafenacker, Bryant Shirreffs, Jason Thompson, Anthony Tullt, Marquise Vann, Bobby Wain, William Weyrauch
Men's Swimming and Diving (13):
Greg Baliko, Charles Boliek, Greg Dziopa, Sawyer Franz, Kevin Konarski, Daniel Krentsa, Michael Lennon, Jeffrey Magin, Jack Malespini, Lachezar Shumkov, Keon Songui-Samuel, Ran Walsh, Luke Zalewski