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Ten Green Mountain College student-athletes earn NAC All-Academic honors

The success of Green Mountain's fall varsity sports programs is not just limited to the Eagles' performance on the field or court, it runs deep into the classroom as well. That fact was made evident when the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) announced its 2012 Fall All-Academic Team members, Feb. 7.

Ten Eagle student-athletes were bestowed with the honor, marking the most recipients ever to achieve the distinction amongst past Green Mountain fall student-athletes. In fact, this year's achievement ties the College's mark set last spring for the most All-Academic honors in a semester.

Leading the way with five honorees was the women's soccer program. Senior players Casey McGill (King of Prussia, Pa.) and Emma Lord (Greenville, N.Y.) who were on this list last year were joined by juniors Emma Christensen (Rangeley, Maine), Johanna Douglas (Essex, Conn.), and Katrina Goebel (Rileyville, Va.).

Men's soccer and cross country each had two student-athletes recognized by the NAC.  Returning to the list were seniors Ryan Laymon (Illion, N.Y.) and Chris Donovan (Bedford, Mass.) from soccer and cross country, respectively.  Juniors Tyler Lawson (Adams, Mass.) of men's soccer and Scott Morris (Hewitt, N.J.) from cross country joined them in receiving the honor.

Women's cross country runner Whitney Rose (Kalamazoo, Mich.) rounded out the ten student-athletes to receive the award with her repeat performance of last fall's achievement.