2012-13 GNAC News
June 17, 2013
Norwich places 149th in Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup rankings
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) released the final results of the 2012-13 Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings recently.
June 14, 2013
Around The GNAC - Spring 2013 Edition
June 10, 2013
757 Student Athletes Named to 2012-13 GNAC Academic All-Conference Team
BOSTON, Mass. – The Great Northeast Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the All-Academic Team for the 2012-13 academic calendar year. The squad consists of 757 student-athletes from 13 full-time and 12 affiliate member institutions...
May 13, 2013
GNAC Announces 2012-13 Commissioner’s Cup & Institutional Sportsmanship Honors
BOSTON, Mass. – The Great Northeast Athletic Conference will is pleased to announce the 2012-13 conference winners of the Commissioner’s Cup and the Institutional Sportsmanship Awards.
April 9, 2013
JWU To Host Special Olympic Awareness Event on April 24
PROVIDENCE, R.I. â In partnership with the Special Olympics of Rhode Island, the Johnson & Wales University Athletic Department will host an on-campus event on April 24th to promote and raise awareness of the efforts and accomplishments of the Rhode Island Special Olympics athletes.
April 8, 2013
GNAC Recognizes Division III Week
Boston, Mass.- The Great Northeast Athletic Conference opened the week of Monday April 8th, 2013 by celebrating NCAA Division III Week. The week long celebration, running from April 8th through April 14th is a positive opportunity for all individuals associated with Division III institutions to observe and celebrate the impact the of athletics and student-athletes on the campus and surrounding community.
April 3, 2013
JWU Wrestling Standout Everet Desilets Named 157 Pound Freshman Of The Year By D3Wrestle.com
Providence, R.I. â Johnson & Wales University wrestling standout Everet Desilets (Cranston, R.I.) has been named Freshman of the Year at 157 pounds by D3Wrestle.com, announced on Monday.
March 23, 2013
Cadets Baseball Take Part in "Read Across America"
NORTHFIELD, Vt. —The Norwich University baseball team has been working hard on the practice field to prepare for the Northern portion of its season, but on Friday, March 22, the Cadets put in added work in the classroom, participating in "Read Across America" in the Williamstown School District.
March 20, 2013
Johnson & Wales Wrestling Team Ranks Fifth in the Nation Academically
Providence, R.I.– The Johnson & Wales University Wrestling team finished the 2012-13 campaign ranked fifth in the nation academically, announced by the National Wrestling Association. This is the third year in a row that the Wildcat’s wrestling team has been ranked in the top-five academically. JWU accomplished this feat by posting an overall team GPA of 3.48.
March 17, 2013
JWU's Lenhardt Places Sixth, Earns All-American Honors At NCAA Division III Wrestling Championship
Junior wrestling standout Colin Lenhardt (Gloucester, Va.) notched a sixth-place finish at the 2013 NCAA Division III National Championship, held at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena over the weekend.
February 27, 2013
The End of an Era - Nelson to Retire as Suffolk AD
Boston, Mass. - Practically everyone at Suffolk University felt it would be an afterthought. After all, Jim Nelson’s illustrious career had moved into its 46th year with no sign of decelerating
January 17, 2013
GNAC Well Represented at 2013 NCAA Convention
GRAPEVINE, Texas - The National Collegiate Athletic Associate (NCAA) is hosting its annual convention for administrators, coaches and student-athletes this week in Grapevine, Texas. Several members of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference have made the trip out west to partake in the workshops, discussion panels and festivities.
December 11, 2012
Mount Ida Men's Soccer Helps with Franklin Park Clean Up
Boston, MA - The Mount Ida College men's soccer program volunteered this past Saturday, December 8th, to help clean up Franklin Park in Boston, Massachusetts with the Franklin Park Coalition.
December 7, 2012
Suffolk University Athletics Holds Annual Breakfast With Santa
The Suffolk University Athletics Department held their annual Breakfast With Santa on Friday, December 7th.
November 15, 2012
GNAC Hoops: Taking it to another level
The list includes coaches of world championship teams, former NBA and WNBA players, participants in the NCAA Division I Final Four, members of top-ranked basketball programs, members of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame, and former Division I coaches and assistants. It is, indeed, a veritable smorgasbord of success at the highest levels of the game.
November 6, 2012
NCAA and ECAC Tournament Pairings Announced
BOSTON, Mass. – The Great Northeast Athletic Conference will have several programs competing in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) championships, which begin later this week.
November 1, 2012
Field Hockey to become 16th Varsity Sport at Mount Ida
NEWTON, Mass. - Mount Ida College Athletics is pleased to announce the addition of women's varsity field hockey. The first season for Mustang field hockey will kick off during the 2014 – 2015 academic school year.
October 31, 2012
USJ Student-Athletes Provide Key Fund-Raising Help
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Twenty-two University of Saint Joseph athletes volunteered Sat. Oct. 27 at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Storybook Gala at the Connecticut Convention Center.
October 24, 2012
Suffolk University Participates in "Stand Up for Pink"
For the eleventh year in a row the Suffolk University community has joined together as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout the campus. On Tuesday, October 23 the Suffolk community got together for the fourth annual “Stand Up for Pink” event as a crowd of nearly 300 people joined together donning pink t-shirts forming a human pink ribbon to help show their support and unity towards the cause.
October 23, 2012
Great Northeast Athletic Conference Cross Country Report – Week 7
October 22, 2012
Simmons SAAC Reaches Fundraising Goal for Breast Cancer Awareness
The Simmons Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) reached their fundraising goal of $1,000 dollars yesterday evening at the Sharks Great Northeast Athletic Conference soccer game versus the Norwich University Cadets.
October 18, 2012
Parente Joins GNAC Staff as Special Reporter
Former Johnson & Wales University Executive Director of Athletics John Parente will join the Great Northeast Athletic Conference as a Special Reporter, it was announced by GNAC Commissioner Joe Walsh earlier today.
October 16, 2012
Great Northeast Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Report - Week 6
October 16, 2012
Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Report – Week 6
October 9, 2012
Great Northeast Athletic Conference Golf Report – Week 5
October 9, 2012
Great Northeast Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Report - Week 5
October 5, 2012
Monks Women’s Soccer Team Volunteers at Cancer Survivor Celebration
Members of the Saint Joseph's College women's soccer team volunteered their time to help Mercy Hospital's Oncology Hematology Center acknowledge, celebrate, and honor cancer survivors and their caregivers' at the 2nd Annual Mercy Hospital Cancer Survivor Celebration on Friday September 28.
October 2, 2012
Great Northeast Athletic Conference Golf Report - Week 4
October 1, 2012
Great Northeast Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Report - Week 4
September 25, 2012
GNAC in the Community - 2012 Brian J. Honan 5K
Allston, Mass. - This past Sunday was a special day for many member of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference. The Emerson College baseball team, Simmons College cross country & women's basketball teams, Emmanuel College women's basketball and Lasell College volleyball & softball teams volunteered for the Brian Honan 5 K in Allston.
September 7, 2012
Mount Ida's Meeker Named 2012 ECAC Scotty Whitelaw Sportsmanship Award Winner
Mount Ida senior soccer goal keeper Devan Meeker has been named recipient of the 2012 Eastern College Athletic Conference Scotty Whitelaw Sportsmanship Award. Meeker will be feted at the 2012 ECAC Honors dinner held in conjunction with the 24th Annual ECAC Convention and Trade Show that will be held September 29-October 2 at the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa in Groton, Conn. The Honors Dinner is slated for Sunday evening, September 30.
August 29, 2012
Rivier Lands No. 1 Spot in Women’s Volleyball Pre-Season Poll
Coming off of an impressive run in the 2011 GNAC tournament, Rivier University received 166 total points and 10 first place votes to land in the top spot of the 2012 Great Northeast Athletic Conference Pre-Season Coaches’ Poll.
August 28, 2012
Simmons Tops GNAC Women’s Tennis Pre-Season Poll
With four consecutive GNAC women’s tennis championships to its name, Simmons College was the overwhelming favorite in the 2012 Pre-Season poll, recording 80 out of a possible 81 points with eight first place votes.
August 22, 2012
Shooting Touch presents How to Break into the Sports Industry
Are you a college student or young professional interested in entering the exciting sports industry? Shooting Touch invites you to "How to Break into the Sports Industry" at Northeastern University this September.
July 31, 2012
EMERSON’S NIKRAVESH NAMED GNAC SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
The Great Northeast Athletic Conference is pleased to announce that Ken Nikravesh (Geneva, Switzerland) of Emerson College has been named the 2011-12 GNAC Sportsman of the Year. Nikravesh, a 2012 graduate of Emerson, was a four-year member of both the Lions men’s soccer and men’s tennis programs.
July 30, 2012
GNAC Announces 2011-12 Administrative Award Winners
BOSTON, Mass. – The Great Northeast Athletic Conference is pleased to announced its administrative award winners for the 2011-12 academic calendar year. Presented annually to members of the GNAC, the three recognized honors are Executive of the Year, Sports Information Director of the Year and Athletic Trainer of the Year. All award winners were nominated by someone from within the conference and then voted on by their peers.
July 1, 2012
2011-12 GNAC Academic All-Conference Announced
BOSTON, Mass. – The Great Northeast Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the All-Academic Team for the 2011-12 academic calendar year. The squad consists of 631 student-athletes from 14 institutions that have met the following criteria in maintaining a 3.25 cumulative grade point average, completed at least one full season of competition at a GNAC institution and is of sophomore status academically. Congratulations to this year’s recipients!
June 28, 2012
Suffolk's Jim Nelson Named AD of the Year By NACDA
Jim Nelson, the Director of Athletics at Suffolk University was named 2012 NCAA Division-III AD of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) for the Northeast Region.
June 18, 2012
Norwich names Dunning new Sports Information Director
Norwich University is pleased to announce that Derek Dunning has been elevated to the position of sports information director effective June 18.
June 13, 2012
New England Commissioners Host NCAA Rules Seminar
On Tuesday, June 12, coaches and administrators from the eight New England Division III conferences, as well as conference office and NCAA staff members gathered in Babson College’s Knight Auditorium for regional rules compliance pilot program.
June 11, 2012
Chin to Speak at 2012 GNAC Professional Development Seminar
The Great Northeast Athletic Conference is pleased to announce Jarrod Chin as the 2012 keynote speaker for the 2012 Professional Development Seminar. Chin currently serves as the Director of Training and Curriculum for Sport in Society, a program affiliated with Northeastern University that educates and supports emerging leaders and organizations within sports with the awareness, knowledge and skills to implement innovative and impactful solutions for social change.
May 10, 2012
Saints in Service
In addition to their success on the playing fields and in the classrooms, Emmanuel student-athletes are actively involved each year in numerous community service and volunteer activities. The College's focus on service learning is a cornerstone routed in the mission of Emmanuel and embraced by the Saints athletic teams. Throughout the 2011-12 academic year, student-athletes engaged in various events, both through individual efforts and as team-bonding activities, which allowed the Saints to give back to the community. The meaningful experiences have taught the Saints life lessons and complimented their classroom learning.
Albertus Magnus Edges Saint Joseph’s (ME) in Men’s Soccer Pre-Season Poll
Separated by just two points, the Albertus Magnus College men’s soccer team edged out Saint Joseph’s College (ME) to take the top spot in the 2012 Great Northeast Athletic Conference Pre-Season Poll.