GORHAM, Maine – Twenty-eight University of Southern Maine Huskies' Winter sport student-athletes have been recognized by the Little East Conference for their outstanding academic achievements earning a spot on the 2018 Little East Conference Fall All-Academic Team. Students from each of Southern Maine's four Little East Conference sponsored teams have representatives on the academic squad: men's basketball, women's basketball, men's indoor track & field and women's indoor track & field.
To earn the distinguished award, a student-athlete must be at least in sophomore standing both academically and athletically, have on cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher through the previous semester, and have been at their current institution for at least one full academic year.
"Myself and the entire Department of Athletics staff are exceptionally proud of our student-athletes and their ability to excel academically and athletically," said USM Director of Athletics Al Bean. "The rigorous academic responsibilities and the commitment and challenges of being a student-athlete are not easily balanced, and to excel at this task speaks to the quality of character that is representative of USM student-athletes. I extend my congratulations and thank you to each of these students for wearing their Husky uniform with academic and athletic distinction."