Football Places 19 On NEC Fall Academic Honor Roll


Photo: Jordan Migliore (77) was named to the NEC Commissioner's Honor Roll.

SOMERSET, N.J. -- The University at Albany football program proved not only its athletic excellence this season, but also it academic success, as 19 Great Danes were named to the Northeast Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll, announced by the league office Thursday.

The fall Academic Honor Roll consists of 820 NEC student-athletes with a 3.20 or better grade-point average. 

Senior Jordan Migliore and sophomore Zach Morton highlighted the group, earning slots on the Commissioner's Honor Roll. The Commissioner's Honor Roll recognizes those superior student-athletes with a 3.75 or better grade point average. Migliore, a criminal justice major from Closter, N.J., owns a cumulative 3.75 GPA and was a key member of the offensive line. Morton, a biology major from Burnt Hills, N.Y., boasts a 4.00 cumulative GPA, while playing in all 11 of UAlbany's games on the defensive line.

In their last season competing in the NEC, UAlbany won its sixth NEC title with a 9-2 overall record and 7-1 league mark. The Great Danes ranked as high as No. 18 in the FCS Coaches Poll and No. 20 in the Sports Network Top-25 during the fall and tied the program's Division I record for wins in a season, while winning nine FCS games in a regular season for the first time. In addition, nine Great Danes earned All-NEC honors, including six first-teamers.

Head Coach Bob Ford (264-180-1) will lead the Great Danes into the 41st varsity season, the Colonial Athletic Association, and a brand new stadium in 2013.

2012 Northeast Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll

 Karl Allison

 R-Fr.

 Communication

 Will Fiacchi

 R-So.

 Business Administration

 Matthew Goss

 Jr.

 Criminal Justice

 Alex Helmer

 R-Jr.

 Criminal Justice

 Olatunji Idowu

 R-Fr.

 Accounting

 Nicholas Ketter

 Fr.

 Business Administration

 Mat LaDucer

 R-Fr.

 Business Administration

 Eric LaPorta

 Jr.

 Criminal Justice & History

 Paul Layton

 Jr.

 Business Administration

 Jacob Meek

 So.

 Business Administration

 Jordan Migliore

 Sr.

 Criminal Justice

 Zach Morton

 So.

 Biology

 Thomas O'Riordan

 R-Fr.

 Business Administration

 Thomas Salmon

 Jr.

 Political Science

 James Sanchez

 Fr.

 Communication

 Ryan Smith

 Fr.

 Business Administration

 Dirk Weisenberger

 Fr.

 Criminal Justice &History

 Rhakeem Wiggins

 So.

 Sociology

 Karl Allison

 R-Fr.

 Communication


2012 Northeast Conference Fall Commissioner's Honor Roll
(3.75 GPA or higher)

 Zach Morton

 So.

 Biology

 Jordan Migliore

 Sr.

 Criminal Justice