MANSFIELD, Mass. – Four Saint Anselm College student-athletes were named to the Northeast-10 Conference Academic All-Conference teams in their respective spring sports on Thursday, as Jonathan Dunn, Rachel Henderson, Marta Versprille and Jess Perkins each received the accolade.
The quartet were among 93 student-athletes recognized by the NE10 for their athletic and academic achievements this past spring. Dunn, Henderson and Versprille were first-time recipients, while Perkins was recognized for the second-straight year.
Dunn was one of 10 student-athletes honored for baseball, Henderson and Versprille were two of 14 honorees for women's lacrosse and Perkins was one of six women's tennis student-athletes to receive the honor.
Dunn, an economics major, has been named to the Saint Anselm Dean's List and NE10 Commissioner's Honor Roll in all four of his semesters on the Hilltop. He made eight starts among 11 appearances in his sophomore season on the mound for the Hawks, compiling three wins and one save, while ranking second on the team in strikeouts per nine innings (7.09) in 47.0 innings of work.
Henderson was named to the NE10 Commissioner's Honor Roll in both semesters of her senior year and finished her career as a four-time NE10 Commissioner's Honor Roll and two-time Dean's List student as a business and finance major. She was the Hawks' second-leading scorer in 2017, racking up 39 goals and six assists in 17 games.
Versprille is a four-time Saint Anselm Dean's List and five-time NE10 Commissioner's Honor Roll honoree while majoring in communication. In 17 games in the midfield for the Hawks as a junior, she tallied 15 goals, seven assists, 29 ground balls, 38 draw controls and 17 caused turnovers, to rank in the team's top five in all five categories.
Perkins, a nursing major, has also been named to the Saint Anselm Dean's List four times and the NE10 Commissioner's Honor Roll five times in her three years at Saint Anselm. This year, she was a Third Team All-NE10 selection at No. 1 singles, a Second Team All-NE10 pick at No. 2 doubles and a three-time NE10 Player of the Week. Perkins finished the season 18-3 overall in singles and 13-3 in doubles and also made a run to the championship match of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) East Regional in October.
The NE10 Academic All-Conference teams are chosen by a vote of a committee of athletic administrators and Faculty Athletic Representatives (FAR). To be eligible for selection to the Academic All-Conference teams, a student-athlete must have met and/or exceeded the following minimum requirements: 1) participated in at least half of the team's competitions and be either a starter or significant contributor; 2) achieved a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average; and 3) completed at least one academic year at their current institution.
The Northeast-10 Conference is an association of 15 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that is committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 6,500 student-athletes. Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.
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