Emily Mongeau Garners Two Major Academic Honors
MANCHESTER, N.H. – Emily Mongeau (Westborough, Mass.), who recently wrapped up a stellar four-year career with the Southern New Hampshire University women's lacrosse program, was named to the Capital One Academic All-America At-Large Team as a First Team selection, it was announced Wednesday afternoon. In addition, she was selected as the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Association (IWLCA) Division II Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
The Capital One Academic All-District and All-America teams are selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The program has expanded for 2011-12, with separate Academic All-District and All-America teams selected in Divisions I, II and III, as well as the College division for NAIA, junior college and Canadian institutions. The Capital One Academic All-America and All-District At-Large teams consist of student-athletes in the following women's sports; bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis and water polo.
Mongeau is the 11th SNHU student-athlete to be named a CoSIDA Academic All-American, joining Judy Crawford (softball, 1986), Warren Lewis (men's soccer, 1993), Nick Therrien (ice hockey, 1998), Lotta Thunberg (women's soccer, 1998), Brian Larrabee (men's basketball, 2003), Julie Kraus (women's lacrosse, 2008, 2009) , Libby Parent (women's lacrosse, 2009), Jordan Branco (men's soccer, 2011), Tim Flight (baseball, 2012) and Kevin Spatkowski (baseball, 2012). She is also the third First Team selection, joining Larrabee and Kraus.
Mongeau is also the second player in the nine-year history of the Southern New Hampshire women's lacrosse program to garner the IWLCA Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, as Kraus received the honor in 2009.
Mongeau, an Elementary Education major who recently graduated with a 3.86 GPA, led Southern New Hampshire in scoring as well as virtually every statistical category for the second straight year in 2012. Starting all 14 games in which she appeared, Mongeau totaled 48 goals and 21 assists for 69 points while also leading Southern New Hampshire in draw controls (83), ground balls (53) and caused turnovers (32). She wrapped up her decorated SNHU career as the program's all-time leader in goals, points, draw controls, and caused turnovers. A four-time Northeast-10 All-Conference selection, including First Team honors in each of the past two seasons, Mongeau was named SNHU's Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2011-12.