MANSFIELD, Mass. – Graduate student Joe Collins (Mansfield, Mass.) of the Southern New Hampshire University men's ice hockey team, and sophomore Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) from women's basketball, earned Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference accolades Thursday.
Collins, who is one of six men's ice hockey honorees, posted a 3.35 grade-point average as a business administration major and currently has a 3.93 as he pursues his MBA. Collins earned Northeast-10 Player of the Year distinction in February for the second time in his career and was also an NE10 All-Conference First Team selection. In his final season in a Penmen uniform, Collins registered a league-high 34 points on 11 goals and 23 assists in 27 games. He led the NE10 in points per game (1.26), game-winning goals (4), assists and was fourth in goals scored. Collins tallied at least one point in 16 contests, turned in 12 multi-point efforts and had at least three points on four occasions.
Lorenzen, an environmental science major with a 3.51 GPA, started all 28 contests and averaged 15.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.2 steals per game, while shooting at a 44.4 percent (142-320) clip from the field and 82.6 percent (133-161) from the stripe. Lorenzen, who notched eight double-doubles during the season, scored in double figures 24 times, including six 20-point performances. Lorenzen ranked second in the league in free throws made, third in free throw percentage, seventh in scoring, eighth in field goals made and 15th in both rebounding and shooting percentage.
To be eligible for selection to the NE10 Academic All-Conference Teams, a student-athlete must have met or exceeded the following minimum requirements: 1) participated in at least half of the team's competitions and been either a starter or significant contributor; 2) achieved a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale); and 3) completed at least one academic year at his/her current institution.
The NE10 is an association of 15 diverse institutions serving student-athletes across 24 NCAA Division II sports. Together we build brilliant futures by embracing the journey of every student-athlete.
Each year, 4,500 student-athletes compete in conference championships, 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 NE10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.
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