Carr Named Academic All America

Senior Lacrosse Tri-Captain Earns First GTE/Co-SIDA Honors for Amherst

AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Stephen Carr (Concord, MA), a senior attackman on the Amherst College men's lacrosse team, was selected to the 1996-97 GTE/Co-SIDA Academic All America Men's Spring At-Large Third Team (College Division). Selected by the nation's Sports Information Directors, the Tri-Captain competed with scholar-athletes participating in the sports of golf, lacrosse, tennis, volleyball, indoor and outdoor track at the Division II, III and NAIA level. Carr is the first Amherst scholar-athlete ever to receive this national honor.

As a two-time captain of the Amherst men's lacrosse team, Carr finished his career as the team's leading scorer before graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies and English. Completing a thesis entitled "Why Do They Hate Us? Tensions in the Relationship Between Students and Athletes at a Small Liberal Arts College," Carr earned Deparatmental Distinction in American Studies. He also served as the leader of an off-campus Cambodian Tutoring Program.

The attackman posted 18 goals and 47 assists in his senior season, pushing his career stats to 59 goals and 92 assists. Highlighing his athletic tenure at Amherst was a two-goal, 13-assist week in two wins over Trinity and Wesleyan this past spring. Feeding five assists in a 14-8 win over the Bantams, Carr finished off the week with a two-goal, eight-assist show against the Cardinals. After upsetting two top-20 nationally ranked teams, Amherst finished the regular season with a 9-3 record to earn a No. 4 seed in the ECAC Tournament. Falling in the quarterfinals, Amherst finished with a 9-4 season record.

The USILA bestowed Honorable Mention All-America status on Carr after earning All Snively recognition. Carr was also named one of only 11 USILA Scholar All-Americans throughout Divisions I, II and III.

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