UNH has captured its fourth Walter Harrison Academic Cup in five years with the university's student-athletes compiling the top grade-point average (GPA) in the America East Conference. It's the sixth time UNH has been so honored.
UNH recorded a conference-high 3.32 GPA with eight Wildcat teams tallying GPAs of 3.4 or higher: women's soccer at 3.49, women's cross country at 3.48, women's indoor track and field at 3.48, women's outdoor track and field at 3.48, women's basketball at 3.47, women's swimming and diving at 3.46, women's lacrosse at 3.41 and volleyball at 3.41. The Wildcats previously claimed this accolade back-to-back in the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 academic years, as well as three consecutive years spanning 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17. UNH took second in the rankings last year with a 3.35 GPA.
UNH Athletics also announced six of this year's athletes were named America East Presidential Scholar-Athletes. The graduating seniors were recognized for completing their undergraduate degrees with cumulative GPAs of 3.75 or higher. The recent graduates are Jessica Lee, an occupational therapy major and member of the lacrosse team; Amalia Jereczek, a biomedical science: medvet science major and member of the volleyball team; Erin Cullather, a biomedical science: medical microbiology major and member of the swim/dive team; Nick Miller, a biomedical science: medvet science major and member of the soccer team; Eric Brogioli, a business administration: finance and accounting major and member of the cross country and track teams, and Alison Boldis, a communication sciences and disorders major and member of the soccer team.
UNH's Mia Neas of Old Saybrook, Connecticut, was voted to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District Women's Soccer Team, while Mali Jereczek of Green Bay, Wisconsin, received that academic distinction for volleyball.
UNH's other notable outstanding academic achievements in 2018-19 included a league-high 79 percent of Wildcats named to the America East Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll as well as a conference-high 60 student-athletes on the 2018 Fall Commissioner's Honor Roll.