AROUND THE HORN: SCSU’s Cloutier, Endicott’s Barmore land major academic recognition; All-East nod for Cheshire’s Simione

AROUND THE HORN: SCSU’s Cloutier, Endicott’s Barmore land major academic recognition; All-East nod for Cheshire’s Simione

MANSFIELD, Mass. —Wallingford’s Nolan Cloutier, in his junior year at Southern Connecticut State University, was named the 2019 Northeast-10 Conference Baseball Elite 24 Award winner on Friday.

The Elite 24 Award goes to the student-athlete with the highest grade-point average competing at his or her sport’s championship weekend. Cloutier, an outfielder with the Owls baseball team, has a 3.93 GPA while majoring in Biology.

Cloutier hit his first collegiate home run on May 7 to help SCSU upset Adelphi 9-6 in the first round of the conference tournament. The Owls advanced to championship weekend in Syracuse, where they fell to Merrimack and Franklin Pierce.

Cloutier scored 34 runs this season and had career highs in hits (39), RBI (19), doubles (12) and stolen bases (12). He was named to the Northeast-10 Academic Honor Roll.

Academic nod for Endicott’s Barmore

BEVERLY, Mass. — Endicott College senior Alexandra Barmore of Southington has been named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District At-Large First Team.

The team, presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America, recognizes students for their combined athletic and academic performance. Barmore, a tennis player, made the District 1 Team, which covers all Division III schools in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. She’s in the running for All-American recognition.

A team captain this year as a senior, Barmore had a career doubles record of 22-8 at Endicott. She’s graduating with a 3.93 and a degree in sports management.

Earlier this semester, Barmore attended the NFL Women’s Career in Football Forum in Indianapolis. It led to an post-graduation internship offer from Indianapolis Colts, which Barmore has accepted. 

Simione snares All-East Honors

WALTHAM, Mass. — Cheshire’s Chris Simione, senior co-captain of the Bentley University golf team, has been selected to the 2019 Division II PING All-East Region team by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Simione was named along with teammate Tommy Either. They lead the Falcons with identical 75.3 stroke averages.

Simione tied for 17th in the NCAA regionals (77-71-79-227) and has had six top-10 finishes this year, including second in the Franklin Pierce Fall Invitational, the Brown Golf Invitational and the Bentley Newport Classic.

Simione’s 227 at the regionals helped Bentley qualify for the NCAA Division II Championships for the first time. The finals open Monday in Daniels, W.V.