Watertown High School graduate Lea Strangio made the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Women’s Track and Field Academic All-Conference Team.
The college sophomore at WPI made the list of honorees who have met the following criteria: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2015 fall semester, achieved second year academic status at her institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season.
Strangio has also had impressive results on the track. She was named the NEWMAC women’s track athlete of the week on April 4, after a strong performance at the Coast Guard Invite. She also won the 800-meter run and qualified for the New England DIII and ECAC DIII Championships. She also was part of the WPI 4×400 meter relay team which won that race at the meet.
The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) consists of 11 highly selective institutions committed to academic excellence: Babson College, Clark University, U.S Coast Guard Academy, Emerson College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Springfield College, Wellesley College, Wheaton College, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.