Baglini, Soulier top student-athletes

Christian Baglini and Zach Soulier of Milford were among the student-athletes honored when Stonehill College announced its Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the Fall 2013 semester.

A total of 205 student-athletes representing each of Stonehill’s 20 intercollegiate athletic programs were recognized for earning a semester grade point average of 3.20 or better.

With 20 intercollegiate sports, Stonehill boasts one of the top athletic and academic programs in the country.

The Skyhawks have finished in the top three in the final NE-10 Presidents’ Cup standings nine straight years, winning the Cup four times, including a streak of three-straight from 2009-10 through 2011-12.

This award is given to the top performing athletic school in the Northeast-10, across all sports and seasons. Stonehill has received the NCAA Division II Presidents’ Award for Academic Achievement each of the first two years of the program’s existence of honoring programs with an Academic Success Rate (ASR) of 90-percent or better.

The Skyhawks have earned a 97 percent Academic Success Ranking (ASR) by the NCAA, which considers the academic success rate of the institution based on the graduation rate of student-athletes, good for fifth among all NCAA Division II institutions, with ten Skyhawk teams receiving a perfect rating of 100 percent.

In addition, the Skyhawks are ranked sixth in the National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) Power Rankings used to assess the academic and athletic standards of all NCAA and NAIA athletic programs.