Five Mariners Earn NEWMAC Football All-Academic Honors

Five Mariners Earn NEWMAC Football All-Academic Honors

KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Nov. 9, 2018) – The NEWMAC Conference announced its Football All-Academic Team on Thursday and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy had a total of five student-athletes earn spots on the team. In total, an impressive 93 football student-athletes in the NEWMAC were honored this year. 

Honorees must have met the following criteria: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale, achieved second-year academic status at his institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season. 

Meeting the criteria for USMMA were seniors Garrett Irizarry (Blairstown, N.J.) and Ing Hao Veasna (Hampton, N.H.) as well as juniors John Coughlan (Massapequa Park, N.Y.), Tyler Reihs (Moorpark, Calif.) and Joe Vitelli (Warrington, Pa.).  This is the second-straight year that all five of these honorees have been named to the NEWMAC All-Academic Team.

To view the complete release from the NEWMAC Conference, click here

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