RINDGE, N.H. (July 31, 2017) – The Franklin Pierce University women's bowling team has received some academic honors from the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) and the East Coast Conference (ECC) it was announced last week.
As a team, the Crimson and Grey were one of 36 programs that earned the NTCA Academic Team Award. Annually, the NTCA recognizes programs that have excelled in the classroom. To be recognized, a program must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher for the academic school year. The Ravens excelled in the classroom with a 3.294 GPA.
The NTCA also hands out Individual Awards to student athletes who have excelled in the classroom. To be recognized, a student athlete must have a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher for the academic school year. This year there are 229 honorees, representing 50 NCAA programs. The Raven honorees are…
Freshman Alexa Asta (Jackson, N.J.) – Communications
Sophomore Meggin Brooks (Rotterdam, N.Y.) – Biology
Junior Jessica Davies (Cape Coral, Fla.) – Marketing
Junior Rachel DesRuisseaux (Goffstown, N.H.) – Business
Freshman Jenna Harrington (Barneveld, N.Y.) – Psychology
Junior Brittany Hovan (Paramus, N.J.) – Biology
Senior Colleen Kelly (Quincy, Mass.) – Business
Junior Jessica Marcure (Attleboro, Mass.) – Education
Freshman Krysta Peirce (Lenox, Mich.) – Marketing
Freshman Sophia Venezia (Bethpage, N.Y.) – Communications
The same 10 Student-Athletes were also honored by the ECC with their selection to the Commissioner's Honor Roll. The total of 1,267 student‐athletes named to the Honor Roll sets an all‐time high for the eighth straight year. This is now the eighth consecutive year, the number of honorees at the ECC's 10 member institutions and nine associate members has increased (1,255 in 2015‐16; 1,125 in 2014‐15; 1,102 in 2013‐14; 979 in 2012‐13; 759 in 2011‐12; 678 in 2010‐11; 654 in 2009‐10;617 in 2008‐09; 613 in 2007‐08).
The Commissioner's Honor Roll is awarded to student‐athletes who receive a 3.25 or better cumulative grade point average. This annual recognition, in addition to Scholar‐Athlete awards, helps to uphold the East Coast Conference's mission of promoting the total person and the ability to excel not only in the athletic arena but also in the classroom.
For more information on Franklin Pierce Athletics, please visit the official website of Franklin Pierce Athletics (http://athletics.franklinpierce.edu). Also be sure to follow the Ravens through the Department of Athletics' official Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/FranklinPierceRavens), its YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/franklinpiercesports) and its Twitter feed (http://twitter.com/FPUathletics). Fans wishing to purchase Franklin Pierce bowling apparel can do so at the Department of Athletics' online store (http://athletics.franklinpierce.edu/store).