Northeastern Athletics 2019-20 YEAR IN REVIEW

Northeastern student-athletes set an all-time best GPA for the spring semester and 91% achieved a 3.0 GPA or higher. For the year, the Huskies posted a cumulative GPA of 3.438 (Fall '19 - Spring '20).

Academic Success - Spring Semester 2020

The Huskies lead the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) with a 92 percent Graduation Success Rate, three percentage points higher than the national average, and lead the CAA with a 995 Academic Progress Rate (APR), 12 points higher than the national average.
The Field Hockey (Argentina), Men's Ice Hockey (Ireland and won the Belpot) and Men's Rowing (England) all had global experiences during the 2019-20 Academic Year.
THANK YOU to all the faculty that worked with student-athletes during the course of the academic year.

The men's hockey team made history with their third straight Beanpot championship, defeating crosstown rival Boston University, 5-4, in double-overtime in front of a record crowd at TD Garden.

ESPN SportsCenter Highlights | Viewership of this clip reached over 1.5 million

The women's hockey team defeated Boston University on the Terriers' home ice, 4-3, in double-overtime in front of a Women's Beanpot record crowd as the Huskies swept the Beanpots for the first time in over 30 years.

The Huskies captured their third consecutive Hockey East championship in convincing fashion, 9-1 over UConn, and won an NCAA-best 32 games this season. Northeastern posted a record of 5-1-1 against teams that ranked inside the Top 10.

Field Hockey upset No. 23 William & Mary in the CAA semifinals, 1-0, on a goal in the closing minutes by Camille O'Conor. It was the Huskies first CAA championship game appearance since 2013.

The Huskies posted a runner-up finish at the CAA Men's Cross Country Championships, tallying a 15th-place finish in the NCAA East Regional Championships in Buffalo, N.Y.

Alina Mueller, Aerin Frankel and Skylar Fontaine all earned All-America honors for the Huskies.
Lauren Rowe was named CAA and ECAC Rookie of the Year en route to being named First Team All-American.
Baseball players Sean Mellen (LA Dodgers), Andrew Misiaszek (Cleveland Indians) and Jake Farrell (New York Yankees) were selected in the 2019 MLB Draft. The three selections is third-most in program history and the Huskies have now produced multiple MLB Draft picks in seven of the last nine years.

Louiza Wise ran the second-fastest time in program history to finish sixth at the CAA Women's Cross Country Championships.

Sophomore Alina Mueller is the first top-three finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award, given to the nation's top player, since former NU standout Kendall Coyne-Schofield won the prestigious award in 2016. Mueller finished second in the country with 66 points and was named All-American, Hockey East Player of the Year and Hockey East Tournament MVP.

Jordan Roland led the Huskies to their third consecutive CAA title game appearance, the fifth program in CAA history to accomplish that feat. Roland earned NABC All-District (1st team), All-CAA (1st team) and USBWA All-District I honors after winning the CAA scoring title (21.9 ppg) and finishing No. 7 in the country with 722 points, second-most in school history. The Huskies finished ahead of in-state rivals Boston College, UMass and Boston University in the NET rankings.

Senior Megan Clark became the first-ever swimmer to qualify for three consecutive NCAA Championships and was named CAA Swimmer of the Year.

Paige Capistran became the first Husky to win the Hockey East Sportsmanship Award. The award is presented each season to a player who demonstrates leadership and commitment both on and off the ice.

Shannon Todd received the distinguished Dean Ehlers Leadership Award, the first women's basketball player in school history to earn this honor. The award is presented annually to a CAA men's or women's basketball student-athlete who "embodies the highest standards of leadership, integrity and sportsmanship in conjunction with [his or her] academic athletic achievement."

Former soccer standout Hannah Rosenblatt and her siblings started making masks to assist Massachusetts with the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Former Northeastern standouts Kendall Coyne-Schofield (2012-16) and Dani Rylan (2010-12) were No. 1 and No. 3, respectively, on SportsNet's 25 Most Powerful Women in Hockey.

The Gameday Experience continued to entertain fans with an emphasis on fan engagement and provided a unique experience for all the patrons that attended games during the 2019-20 season. The Howlin' Huskies Rewards App allowed students to earn points and prize packs, participate in on-court games like the halfcourt shot presented by Coca-Cola which gave a student a chance to win $5,000, and updated them on all home contests and latest headlines for the #HowlinHuskies to continue to tell the story of Northeastern Athletics.
The Huskies had a record 75 games scheduled to broadcast on NESN and NESN +. Volleyball made its debut on the network this season and the Beanpot game between Harvard-Northeastern was the highest-rated semifinal game in the 5 p.m. (1.14) slot. Viewership of the championship game was up 52% from the previous year with a 1.22 rating.
Six plays made the ESPN Emmy-Award Winning Show, SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays. Viewership reached over 12 million people.
Northeastern's Club Sports program witnessed record growth and participation in 2019-20. There were over 2,500 students competing on 64 club teams, over 1,000 tournaments, games, events, and 27 teams qualified for their national tournaments. The popular Esports program welcomed four new teams this year to push their total to 10. The co-ed field hockey team won the national championship in the Fall 2019. Men's Running finished third at nationals and Luke Janik finished first, while both the men's and women's rugby teams went undefeated during the regular season.
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