Richard Stockton College junior Morgan Sinclair was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District 2 Women's Track & Field team for the second consecutive year. Sinclair carries a perfect 4.0 grade point average as a speech pathology major and excels as a distance runner on the cross country and track teams.
Sinclair highlighted an outstanding 2012 cross country season by becoming the first Stockton female to ever earn all-region honors. She finished 32nd out of 277 runners at the NCAA Atlantic Regionals in November and was a New Jersey Athletic Conference first-team All-Star.
During the indoor and outdoor track seasons, Sinclair totaled seven event victories and set four school records.
The CoSIDA Academic All-District program honors the nation's top student athletes for their combined athletic and academic performances.
Rowan University first baseman Stephanie Labas (Millville) was named Eastern Confernce Athletic Conference Metro Region Player of the Year. The senior batted .337 with 55 hits. She led the team in RBIs (45), home runs (12) and slugging percentage (.595).
Labas scored 30 runs and registered a .991 fielding percentage. She set a new school record for single-season (12) and career (32) home runs.
Also named to the ECAC Metro First Team was Profs' pitcher LeAnne Miller (Vineland). Miller compiled a 23-4 record, a 0.95 ERA and 10 shutouts. She struck out 134 batters in a 154 innings and held opponents to a .231 batting average.
East Stroudsburg University junior Chris Knott (Egg Harbor Township) was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Division II All-America honorable mention team. Knott led the Warriors to their first Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championship since 1971 and their second trip to the NCAA Tournament in three seasons. Knott led East Stroudsburg with a .374 average, .472 on base percentage, 25 extra-base hits and 46 RBIs.
Gloucester County College won the National Junior College Athletic Association national championship with a 16-4 win over Century College on May 29 at Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas. Pitcher Kevin Mitchell (Mainland Regional) and shortstop Brett Uhing (Atlantic City) play for the Roadrunners.
Washington University won its third straight national title at the 111th Annual IRA National Championships Sunday in Gold River, Calif.
The Huskies won all five grand finals to win their third straight and 16th overall national championship. Senior Seamus Labrum (Holy Spirit) coxswained the varsit- eight boat to a win in its fastest time of the season - 5 minutes, 39.68 seconds. Labrum was also named the Pac-12 Men's Rowing Scholar Athlete of the Year earlier this season.
Nova Southeastern rower Kelsey Obringer (Holy Spirit) was named to the Elite 89. The honor, founded by the NCAA, recognizes athletes who have reached national championship levels in their sport while maintaining the highest academic standards. The Elite 89 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA championships.
Senior Karisse Bendijo (Egg Harbor Township) was named The College of New Jersey's player of the year for the third straight year.
at the school's annual banquet.