Winners of 2014-15 ECC Academic Team of Excellence Awards Announced

Winners of 2014-15 ECC Academic Team of  Excellence Awards Announced

Central Islip, N.Y. - The East Coast Conference announced the recipients of its Academic Team of Excellence Awards for the 2014-15 academic year on Monday afternoon.

The ECC Academic Team of Excellence Awards is presented to the team with the highest cumulative grade point average in their respective sport. Molloy College, with four teams honored, had the most selections for the second year in a row. Roberts Wesleyan College was the runner-up with three teams winning an award.
 
“We are very proud of the academic achievements by the teams honored this year as our ECC Academic Teams of Excellence,” said ECC Commissioner, Dr. Robert Dranoff. “All of our student-athletes put a great deal of time and effort to developing and succeeding athletically, but just as important, they are also very committed to achieving  academically as well as in serving their communities”

For the second consecutive year, 10 teams repeated as winners of the award. Seven of the ten teams have now been honored in all three seasons of the award's existence. Teams winning the award for the third straight season include Bridgeport softball and volleyball, LIU Post men's soccer, Molloy baseball, and Roberts Wesleyan women's cross country, women's indoor track & field, and women's outdoor track & field. The three teams winning for the second straight season are Molloy men's indoor track & field and men's outdoor track & field and NYIT women's basketball.

Among non-repeating winners, only Mercy men's lacrosse earned their institution's first-ever Academic Team of Excellence Award.

2014-15 ECC Academic Teams of Excellence Award Recipients
Baseball: Molloy
Men's Basketball: New York Institute of Technology
Men's Cross Country: Molloy
Men's Lacrosse: Mercy
Men's Indoor Track & Field: Molloy
Men's Outdoor Track & Field: Molloy
Men's Soccer: LIU Post
Men's Tennis: St. Thomas Aquinas
Women's Basketball: New York Institute of Technology
Women's Cross Country: Roberts Wesleyan
Women's Lacrosse: St. Thomas Aquinas
Women's Indoor Track & Field: Roberts Wesleyan
Women's Outdoor Track & Field: Roberts Wesleyan
Women's Soccer: LIU Post
Softball: Bridgeport
Women's Tennis: District of Columbia
Volleyball: Bridgeport