29 Blue Student-Athletes Earn NEWMAC, Liberty League Spring Academic Honors

29 Blue Student-Athletes Earn NEWMAC, Liberty League Spring Academic Honors

WELLESLEY, Mass. -- A total of 29 Wellesley College spring sport student-athletes have been honored for their academic excellence in the classroom by the New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) and the Liberty League. In addition, six Wellesley College fencers have met the qualifications for All-Academic recognition with a 3.5/4.0 GPA. 

Wellesley earned eight selections from the crew and track and field teams, while softball earned five selections, tennis picked up three, and lacrosse earned two. Honorees from fencing and for NEWMAC selection must have met the following criteria: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2018 fall semester, achieved second year academic status at their institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season. Three members of the golf team earned Liberty League accolades; to be recognized as a member of the Liberty League All-Academic Team a student-athlete must be a sophomore or higher in class standing with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.30. 

A complete list of Academic All-Conference honorees can be found below:

Crew (8):

Lacrosse (2):

  • Dee Dee Lennon-Jones '20 (Redmond, Wash.)
  • Ella Matticks '21 (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Softball (5):

  • Autumn Brown '20 (Marshfield, Mass.)
  • Lucy Cheskin '21 (Mountain View, Calif.)
  • Sydney Hopper '19 (Newcastle, Wash.)
  • Tatum Kawabata '21 (Kirkland, Wash.)
  • Kalei Oliver '20 (Vista, Calif.)

Tennis (3):

  • Justine Huang '19 (Coto de Caza, Calif.)
  • Selina Peng '20 (Taichung, Taiwan)
  • Abigail Schleichkorn '21 (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)

Track and Field (8):

  • Catherine Chen '19 (Parsippany, N.J.)
  • April Chu '21 (Fremont, Calif.)
  • Yuriko Fukumura '19 (Newton, Mass.)
  • Blthye Logan '21 (New York, N.Y.)
  • Eva Paradiso '20 (Burlington, Vt.)
  • Samara Shaz '21 (New York, N.Y.)
  • Hana Sugioka '21 (Newbury Park, Calif.)
  • Elizabeth Wegman '20 (East Sandwich, Mass.)

Liberty League Women's Golf Academic All-Conference (3):

  • Isabelle Chun '20 (Palo Alto, Calif.)
  • Olivia de Cuba '20 (Bilthoven, Netherlands)
  • Ryan MacVicar '20 (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)

Fencing (6):

  • Cassandra Cronin '19 (Johns Creek, Ga.)
  • Meg Harney '19 (Wilmette, Ill.)
  • Molly McLachlan '21 (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
  • Thanda Newkirk '21 (Centreville, Va.)
  • Hanamei Shao '21 (Vandenberg AFB, Calif.)
  • Lucille Tsao '21 (Succasunna, N.J.)

Wellesley Athletics strives for excellence at the conference, regional, and national levels, while providing opportunities for students to achieve their potential and learn the values of discipline, leadership, critical thinking, and responsibility to oneself and others.