Assumption’s Abigail Heroth Honored as Northeast-10 Conference Female Scholar Athlete of the Year

Assumption’s Abigail Heroth Honored as Northeast-10 Conference Female Scholar Athlete of the Year


June 5, 2015 

Assumption Completes Sweep of NE-10 Scholar-Athlete Awards


MANSFIELD, Mass. – Assumption College’s Abigail Heroth has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Female Outstanding Scholar Athlete of the Year, it was announced at the league’s annual banquet earlier in the week at the Gideon Putnam Resort and Hotel in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

With the accolade, the winners of both Male and Female Outstanding Scholar Athlete of the Year awards came from Assumption, as Brennen Shaw took home the honor on the men’s side.

“I am so proud of both Abigail and Brennen for their outstanding academic achievement throughout their careers at Assumption,” said Nick Smith, director of athletics and recreation. “They truly embody the phrase ‘student-athlete’ and are examples of the excellence that we hope that each of our student-athletes will aspire to achieve. They are great ambassadors of Assumption College and I would like to congratulate them both on this wonderful accomplishment.” 

Heroth, a team captain and the 2014 Northeast-10 Conference Sport Excellence Award recipient for field hockey, was also a three-time Academic All-Conference honoree. A molecular biology and biotechnology major, Heroth finished her Assumption career with a remarkable GPA of over a 3.9.

A three-time member of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Academic Team, she was also a three-time NFHCA Scholar of Distinction for earning a GPA of a 3.9 or higher. The recipient of the Rev. Armand Desautels Award as Assumption’s “premier female senior student-athlete”, Heroth helped lead the field hockey program to its first postseason berth since the 2002 season and a No. 9 national ranking.

Heroth's Acceptance Speech from Monday night's event:

Heroth and classmate Brennen Shaw (Male Scholar Athlete award winner) during the Northeast-10 banquet's question and answer session with Jacob VanRyn:


Additional information for this release provided by Assumption Athletic Communications.

The Northeast-10 Conference is an association of 15 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that is committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 6,500 student-athletes. 

Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.