Merrimac, Massachusetts, graduate is a finalist for both NE10 Scholar-Athlete and Man of the Year awards
EASTON, Mass. (May 28, 2019) – Stonehill College senior All-American Alex Demeule has been named one of three finalists for the Northeast-10 Conference Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, selected by a committee made up of faculty members and athletic administrators. The Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year award will be presented at the NE10 year-end banquet in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Monday, June 3, at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Last week, the Conference announced its finalists for the NE10 Man of the Year and Demeule was one of the three selections. Demeule received the College's Edward E. Martin Male Senior Scholar-Athlete Award at its Awards Ceremony in late April and is a three-sport student-athlete with the Skyhawks men's cross country and indoor and outdoor track & field programs.
Demeule, who graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in finance with a 3.82 cumulative grade point average, has been recognized with the St. Thomas Aquinas Medal for having the highest cumulative grade point average on the men's cross country and track & field programs, is a Google Cloud Academic All-America third team selection as a junior and received the NE10 Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award for cross country last fall. He has been inducted to the Lambda Epsilon Sigma and Beta Gamma Sigma honor societies, is a member of the Financial Management Association and was named the finance department Student of the Year. Demeule has volunteered his time with Stonehill's Earth Day Event, My Brother's Keeper and at the NCAA Division II Championships community outreach projects. He is portfolio manager with Stonehill's Investment Finance Initiative (SCIFI) a yearlong, comprehensive, academic and professional development course of study charged with the management of the Mary Herlihy Opportunity Fund at the College.
Demeule wrapped up his career competing in three NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships and two NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships (PHOTO BY: Martin Santek)
Demeule is a seven-time NE10 Academic All-Conference selection over his Stonehill career, earning USTFCCCA All-Academic honors four times and Google Cloud Academic All-District I first team accolades for three-straight years, most recently receiving the honor today by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Demeule is a five-time NCAA Championships participant over his career, competing at three NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships and making two appearances at the NCAA II Indoor Track & Field Championships with the DMR. He is a four-time U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-East Region performer over his career, earning All-New England status five times over the three seasons, and a five-time All-NE10 performer, collecting first team honors in cross country as a junior and senior, placing fourth at the 2018 NE10 Championships. Demeule was also a member of two New England Champion relays at the 2019 New England Indoor Championships with the DMR and 4x800-meter relay.
He earned All-America honors as a member of Stonehill's 4000-meter distance medley relay team that placed fifth in a then school-record 9:49.12 at the 2018 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships and has been a key member of a Stonehill cross country team that has won the last two NCAA East Regional Championships as well as the 2017 NE10 title as part of an undefeated season leading up to nationals, where he has competed at the NCAA Cross Country Championships three-straight years. Demeule is also a two-time participant at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships with the DMR.
With 21 intercollegiate sports, Stonehill boasts one of the top athletic and academic programs in the country. In addition to finishing in the top three of the Northeast-10 Conference Presidents' Cup standings for overall athletic performance 14 straight years, the Skyhawks have received the NCAA Division II Presidents' Award for Academic Achievement each of the first eight years of the program's existence of honoring institutions with an Academic Success Rate (ASR) of 90-percent or better. Stonehill has earned a 96% Academic Success Ranking (ASR) by the NCAA, which considers the academic success rate of the institution based on the graduation rate of student-athletes, good for seventh among all NCAA Division II institutions, with eight Skyhawk teams receiving a perfect rating of 100%. In addition, the Skyhawks are ranked 11th in the National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) Power Rankings for Division II used to assess the academic and athletic standards of all NCAA and NAIA athletic programs.
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