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Making honor roll at UMass Lowell

By From the Boston Globe

By John Vellante

The University of Massachusetts at Lowell, fresh off its most successful year in athletic history, placed 35 student-athletes on the Northeast-10 Conference 2005-'06 Commissioner's Honor Roll. A dozen student-athletes were named to the Gold Scholar List (top 5 percent in grade-point average), another 12 to the Silver Scholar List (top 6-10 percent) and 11 more to the Bronze Scholar List (top 11-15 percent).

Among the 35 named was senior Karen Cloutier (Gold Scholar) of Gilbertville, who was being honored for the fourth time, and three-time honorees Katie Harrington (Gold Scholar) of Rochester, N.H.; Courtney Curran (Silver Scholar) of Wakefield; and Shanna Kornachuk (Bronze Scholar) of Danvers. In a landmark athletic year, 12 of UMass-Lowell's 15 Division 2 teams advanced to NCAA tournaments. UMass-Lowell finished the year a best-ever 11th in the US Sports Academy Directors' Cup standings, the highest among any school in the Northeast-10 Conference and Northeast Region.

Among the Gold Scholars were Bridgette Hooker of Belmont, N.H.; Julie Brodie of Chelmsford; John Drinkwater of Tewksbury; and Bryan Koenig of Reading. Among the Silver Scholars were Kristina Martell and Katelyn Campopiano of Chelmsford; Graeme Clohosey of Derry, N.H.; and Diana Blanchette of Methuen. Bronze Scholars included Chris Dietsch of Tewksbury, Tim Dempsey of Lexington, Katrina Lutkus of Lowell, and Melanie Borodawka of Chelmsford.