The East Coast Conference announced the creation of the Elite 18 award, which will will be presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average competing in each of the ECC's 18 championships.

The Elite 18 Award is modeled off of the NCAA's Elite 90 Award. The NCAA describes the award, which is awarded to a student-athlete at each of its 90 National Championship tournaments, as recognizing the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers.

Winners of the Elite 18 Award will also have to meet the same minimum criteria as the Elite 90 Award. To win the award, student-athletes must meet the following criteria.

1. Student-athlete must be at least a sophomore academically and athletically, and in at least his or her second year (in any sport) at his or her current institution.
2. Student-athlete is an active member of the roster and eligible for the championship.
3. Credits completed shall only consist of those credits accumulated at the current institution and shall not include transfer or AP credits.
4. Only undergraduate GPA is applicable. If the student-athlete has graduated and is in graduate school, he or she is still eligible for the award but consideration will be based strictly on an undergraduate GPA. Graduate students must be in good academic standing with the university.
5. Each student-athlete is only eligible to win the award once per academic year, even if he or she participates in more than one sport

 

2017-18 ECC Elite 18 Award Winners

Men's Cross Country


Nathan Cannon
Roberts Wesleyan
Soph.
Engineering/Pre-Med
4.0

Women's Cross Country


Moriah Martone
Roberts Wesleyan
Soph.
Nursing
4.0

Women's Tennis


Lena Dimmer
NYIT
Sr.
Business & Finance
4.0

Men's Soccer


Victor Salinas Furio
Dist. Columbia
Gr.
Architecture
3.93

Women's Soccer


Jennifer Wendelius
Bridgeport
Jr.
Marketing
3.97

Volleyball


Sheri Middleton
Bridgeport
Sr.
Mass Communications
4.0

Men's Indoor Track & Field


Brian Michels
Molloy
Jr
Accounting
3.975

Women's Indoor Track & Field


Temera Duncan
Dist. Columbia
So.
Accounting
4.0

Men's Basketball


Keenan Loder
Molloy
So.
Childhood Education - Math
3.92

Women's Basketball


Emily Miller
Roberts Wesleyan
So.
Marketing
4.0

Women's Bowling


Kayla Dobrinski
Molloy
So.
Criminal Justice
4.0

Men's Outdoor Track & Field


Tanner Craun
Roberts Wesleyan
Jr.
Religion and Philosophy
3.953

Women's Outdoor Track & Field


Molly Luger
Roberts Wesleyan
Sr.
Nursing and Spanish
3.986

Men's Tennis


Lucas Martinez
Queens
Sr.
Economics & Finance
3.959

Softball


Name
School
Class
Major
GPA

Men's Lacrosse


Name
School
Class
Major
GPA

Women's Lacrosse


Name
School
Class
Major
GPA

Baseball


Name
School
Class
Major
GPA