BOSTON—After putting together a strong performance at the conference meet on Saturday, six members of the Babson College men's track & field team were named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference squad by the league office on Monday afternoon.
Seniors Steven Comery (Coventry, R.I.) and Alex Tighe (East Longmeadow, Mass.) were both honored for the third consecutive year, junior Brian Hickey (Loudonville, N.Y.) was recognized for the second season in a row, and classmate Dominic Esposito (Massapequa, N.Y.) and sophomores Trevor Lomba (Dartmouth, Mass.) and William Nemeth (Coplay, N.Y.) both garnered academic all-conference accolades for the first time.
Honorees must have met the following criteria: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2015 fall semester, achieved second year academic status at her institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season.
Comery, who owns the second-fastest time in school history in the 100-meter dash, helped the Beavers' 4x100 relay team to a sixth-place finish at the conference meet on Saturday, while Tighe wrapped up his career with a 15th-place showing in the 400-meter hurdles. Esposito has had a tremendous campaign that includes breaking his own school record in the pole vault, as well as the in decathlon, where his score of 6,133 points ranks 14th among Division III competitors this spring.
Lomba has competed in four meets, posting a career-best time of 2:08.42 in the 800-meter run at Fitchburg State on April 4, while Hickey and Nemeth have been sidelined for much of the season due to injuries.
Babson, which finished fifth at the NEWMAC Championship on Saturday, will take part in the NCAA New England Championship starting Thursday at MIT.