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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Grand Island's MacIntyre earns NEWMAC Spring Academic All-Conference Accolades

All WNY News     Saturday, April 29, 2017    

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WORCESTER, Mass. -- Emma MacIntyre was one of 60 WPI Spring student-athletes to earn NEWMAC Academic All-Conference honors.

Led by 15 three-time honorees, 60 WPI spring student-athletes across five sports achieved NEWMAC Academic All-Conference status. Women's Rowing led the conference while Baseball and Women's Track & Field tied for the top spot on their lists while the track programs boasted 16 selections each.

MacIntyre, a junior from Grand Island, is a member of the women's rowing team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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 2016 fall semester, achieved second year academic status at his/her institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season.

The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) consists of 11 highly selective institutions committed to academic excellence: Babson College, Clark University, U.S Coast Guard Academy, Emerson College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Springfield College, Wellesley College, Wheaton College, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Founded in 1865 in Worcester, Mass., WPI is one of the nation's first engineering and technology universities. Its 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. WPI's talented faculty work with students on interdisciplinary research that seeks solutions to important and socially relevant problems in fields as diverse as the life sciences and bioengineering, energy, information security, materials processing, and robotics. Students also have the opportunity to make a difference to communities and organizations around the world through the university's innovative Global Projects Program. There are more than 40 WPI project centers throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe.

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