Several Falcons Earn Academic Honors
June 22, 2012
CENTERVILLE, Mass. - Air Force lacrosse players Pat Harrison and Michael Curran have been named to the 2012 Academic All-ECAC Team, as announced by ECAC Commissioner Rudy Keeling on Friday afternoon. Forty-three athletes from the league's eight teams earned a spot on this year's academic all-conference team.
In order to be selected to the Academic All-ECAC team, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA through at least three semesters of work at his current institution, be a significant contributor to his team and have participated in at least 50 percent of the games (33 percent of the minutes for goalies).
Ohio State and newcomer Michigan led the way with eight selections each to the Academic All-ECAC team, followed by Denver with six selections, respectively. Bellarmine, Fairfield and Hobart each garnered five academic all-conference selections, while national champion Loyola had four players named to the 2012 Academic All-ECAC team.
Harrison, a native of Annapolis, Md., completed his junior campaign year with a 3.48 GPA while majoring in operations research. This season, Harrison saw action in nine games and recorded a career-best 12 points, notching seven goals and five assists on the year.
Meanwhile, Curran, a rising junior, carries a 3.53 GPA as a management major. The native of North Brunswick, N.J., played in 11 contests for the Falcons this year, starting four at midfield, and scored a career-best six goals on the season.
Curran earned his second Mountain West Scholar-Athlete honor in as many seasons, while Schonfeld, a rising senior, captured the honor for the third-straight season and Scott, a rising junior, received the first Mountain West Scholar-Athlete recognition of his career.
Schonfeld, a native of Ellicott City, Md., currently holds a 3.85 GPA as an operations research major. A reserve on defense, Schonfeld played in six games in 2012 and was credited with a pair of ground balls. Meanwhile, Scott carries a 3.70 GPA as a systems engineering management major. Scott also played in six contests in 2012 and recorded one assist on the year.
A total of 471 student-athletes were honored with the Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award this season. The award is one of the highest academic honors bestowed by the Conference. To be eligible for selection, student-athletes must have completed at least two academic terms at the member institution, while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better, and have participated in varsity competition in an NCAA-sponsored sport.