Fifty-five student-athletes from six Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ teams have been recognized with a spot on the Liberty League Fall All-Academic Teams.
To be recognized as a member of an all-academic team, a student-athlete must be a sophomore or higher in class standing with a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.30. The Liberty League elevated the GPA requirement from 3.2 to 3.3 this fall to follow the established standard for eligibility for CoSIDA Academic All-America awards.
With 17 honorees, the Liberty League Champion Heron soccer team led the way. The team captured its 10th straight Liberty League regular season and tournament championships after posting an 8-0-0 record in conference play for the fourth year in a row. William Smith earned its record 27th NCAA tournament appearance and advanced to the quarterfinals, finishing with a 21-1-0 record.
The Hobart football team earned a share of its 11th Liberty League championship with a 6-1 record in conference play. The Statesmen, 9-2 overall, made their 10th NCAA tournament appearance. Hobart football landed 10 student-athletes on the all-academic team.
Hobart soccer posted a 6-1-1 record in Liberty League play. The Statesmen earned their first Liberty League regular season title since 2008. Hobart posted a 9-5-4 overall record. Eight Statesmen collected all-academic awards.
The Heron field hockey team captured its 13th Liberty League regular season title. William Smith finished the year with a 5-1 conference record and a 12-6 mark overall. Six field hockey Herons collected all-academic recognition.
The William Smith cross country team put 10 student-athletes on the all-academic squad. The Herons finished in sixth place at the Liberty League Championships, hosted on their home course at Seneca Lake State Park.
The Hobart cross country team had four student-athletes on the all-academic team. The Statesmen finished seventh at the conference championships.