DANBURY, Conn. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) has announced its first inaugural esports All-Academic list for the Fall 2018 Semester.
A total of 51 student-athletes from 12-member institutions are recognized for their academic achievements inside the classroom. Canisius College led the schools with 13 honorees. While SUNY Canton had 12 student-athletes achieve the honor of being on the all-academic team. Saint Peter’s University placed eight on the team with Siena College adding five, Keuka with four, Marist College with three, and Sacred Heart University with two. Rounding out the group is Drew University, Mansfield University, Neumann University, and Texas Wesleyan University all adding one honoree.
In order to be eligible, each honoree must carry a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher. Ryan Nguyen (League of Legends) and Andrew Thomas (Fortnite) were the two representatives for Sacred Heart, carrying a 3.501 and 3.374 GPA respectively. Ray Mencio, Director of Club Sports, stated “It’s always a great honor for our students to be recognized for the hard work they do in the classroom.”
The full release from the ECAC can be viewed here.
The Pioneers eSports team compete weekly in the ECAC as part of the inaugural season in the conference. Follow along all season with the official SHU eSports twitch account and here at SacredHeartClubSports.com