Little East Announces Winter All-Academic Teams

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - The Little East Conference office announced its 2011-12 Winter All-Academic Teams this afternoon. The conference honored a total of 111 student-athletes in its five winter championship sponsored sports: men's and women's basketball, men's and women's indoor track and field, and women's swimming and diving.

To earn a spot on the squad, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher through the 2011 fall semester and be at least a sophomore academically and athletically. The student-athlete must also be a full-time member of a varsity sport and be enrolled in its institution for a full academic year.

The Little East Conference began honoring an all-academic team during the 2007-08 academic year.

Formed in 1986, the Little East serves as New England's premier athletic conference for public institutions in NCAA Division III. Featuring 19 championship sports, the Little East sponsors quality competition in every season for our student athletes. Our eight state colleges and universities dedicate themselves to an ongoing fulfillment of the Division III mission of passion, responsibility, sportsmanship, and citizenship.

Little East Conference Winter All-Academic Team from UMass Boston

Elizabeth Dow - Women's Basketball
Molly Rattigan - Women's Basketball

Kirby Cole - Men's Track and Field
Jeff Laurore - Men's Track and Field
Xhulio Uruci - Men's Track and Field