Speakman, Van Dalen named to America East All-Academic team

Lucy Van Dalen (right) was named Stony Brook's Female Athlete of the Year

May 25, 2012

Cambridge, Mass. - The America East recently announced that sophomore Eric Speakman (Napier, New Zealand) and senior Lucy Van Dalen (Wanganui, New Zealand) were named to the conference's All-Academic Team.

Speakman, a business management with a 3.80 GPA, took second in the 1,500 and was part of a school record in the 4x800 relay at the America East Championships. On Thursday he advanced to the quarterfinals of the 1,500 at the NCAA East Regionals at North Florida.

Van Dalen, who already earned her undergraduate degree, has a 4.0 GPA while pursuing a master's degree in liberal studies. The Most Outstanding Track Performer at the conference championships, Van Dalen is a four-time member of the All-Academic Team. She also advanced to the quarterfinals of the 1,500 and will be looking for a fourth straight trip to the NCAA Championships.