Brigante earns NE-10 honor, extends softball's run of academic all-conference success
COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College softball rising junior Amanda Brigante (Colchester, Vt./Colchester) was among 96 student-athletes across nine sports selected for a Northeast-10 Conference Academic All-Conference honor for the spring athletic season.
Brigante drew the accolade for the first time, having previously qualified for NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll laurels three times. Since the 2006 season, Saint Michael's softball players have now been selected for NE-10 Academic All-Conference recognition 12 times in seven years.
In her first season as a starter, Brigante batted .282 this spring as the squad's regular second baseman. She scored 10 runs, picked up a team-high 29 hits, and dropped down five sacrifice bunts. Brigante eventually batted leadoff in 22 of 38 games, reaching base at least once on either a hit or a base on balls in 26 contests.
The NE-10 Academic All-Conference teams are chosen by a vote of a committee of athletic administrators and Faculty Athletic Representatives (FAR). To be eligible for selection to the academic all-conference teams, a student-athlete must have met and/or exceeded the following minimum requirements: 1) participated in at least half of the team's competitions and be either a starter or significant contributor; 2) achieved a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average; and 3) completed at least one academic year at their current institution.