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July 25, 2013

Roberts Student-Athletes Named to the ECC Commissioner's Honor Roll



Roberts Wesleyan placed 114 student-athletes on the list, all have at least a 3.25 cumulative grade point average.



CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (July 25, 2013) - East Coast Conference Commissioner, Dr. Robert Dranoff, announced the list of 979 student-athletes who were named to the ECC Commissioner's Honor Roll for the 2012-2013 academic year on Thursday afternoon. The ECC's 10 member institutions continued to increase the number of student-athletes honored for the fourth consecutive year (759 in 2011-12; 678 in 2010-11; 654 in 2009-10; 617 in 2008-09; 613 in 2007-08).

"We are very proud of this impressive list of student-athletes who participated this past year in East Coast Conference athletics and who excelled academically," said Dranoff. "They are all fine representatives of their institutions and the ECC in the work they do in their sports, in the community, and in the classroom."

LIU Post led all ECC institutions for the second consecutive year, placing 158 student-athletes on the Honor Roll, which accounts for over 38% of their student-athlete population. Molloy was next with 119 student-athletes and also led the way with 51.7% of their student-athlete population being honored. Bridgeport (109), Dowling (112), and Roberts Wesleyan (114) also surpassed the 100 mark. Roberts Wesleyan was the runner-up by percentage, with 51.0%.

The Commissioner's Honor Roll is awarded to student-athletes who receive a 3.25 or better cumulative grade point average. This annual recognition, in addition to Scholar-Athlete awards, helps to uphold the East Coast Conference's mission of promoting the total person and the ability to excel not only in the athletic arena but also in the classroom.

 About the ECC

Founded as the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference in 1989 and rechristened the East Coast Conference in July 2006, the ECC was formed to enhance intercollegiate athletic competition among member institutions and to assist them in integrating athletics into their academic program in a fiscally sound way. The ECC is committed to the highest standards of scholarship, sportsmanship, teamwork, and citizenship. Its mission is to promote the total person concept in its student- athletes, which stresses the abilities to excel in academic achievement, athletic competition, and positive character traits. East Coast Conference members include: University of Bridgeport (Bridgeport, Conn.); University of the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.); Daemen College (Amherst, N.Y.); Dowling College (Oakdale, N.Y.); LIU Post (Brookville, N.Y.); Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.); Molloy College (Rockville Centre, N.Y.); New York Institute of Technology (Old Westbury, N.Y.); Queens College (Flushing, N.Y.); Roberts Wesleyan College (Rochester, N.Y.) and St.Thomas Aquinas College (Sparkill, N.Y.). Associate Members include: Chestnut Hill College (Philadelphia, Pa.), Dominican College (Orangeburg, N.Y.), and Georgian Court University (Lakewood, N.J.).

The ECC sponsors the following championship sports: baseball; men's and women's basketball; men's and women's cross country; men's and women's lacrosse; softball; men's and women's tennis; men's and women's indoor track and field; men's and women's outdoor track and field; men's and women's soccer; and women's volleyball.

The East Coast Conference is a proud member of the NCAA and Division II. Division II is a dynamic and engaging group of colleges, institutions and conferences of varying sizes and educational missions. Division II members encourage and support diversity; value sportsmanship, fairness and equity; and place the highest priority on the overall educational excellence of the student-athlete.

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