Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College fall athletic teams placed 45 student-athletes on the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) 2016 Fall All-Academic Team, as announced by the league on Wednesday. To be honored, an individual must have reached sophomore academic standing and be in good standing on their team with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.40. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution.
Of the 758 student-athletes named to the team, 242 were honored for the second time in their career, while 170 were recognized for the third time. In addition, 79 members of the group garnered both All-Academic and All-NESCAC accolades this fall, led by 15 student-athletes from Middlebury. A total of 57 individuals were named to both the All-Sportsmanship and All-Academic Teams. The 2016 Fall All-Academic Team includes two NESCAC Players of the Year, a pair of NESCAC Most Outstanding Performers and NESCAC Football Defensive Player of the Year Trinity senior co-captain Spencer Donahue (Naperville, Ill.).