FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Graduate student Erin Storck of the Sacred Heart University women's basketball team and junior Tori Boughton of the SHU women's bowling team were named Northeast Conference Scholar-Athletes for their respective sports, as announced Wednesday by the league office.
A prestigious student-athlete in her time at SHU, Storck is enrolled in the 3+1 program at Sacred Heart, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Management after just three years at the University. During her time as an undergraduate, Storck compiled an impressive 3.97 cumulative grade-point average to achieve her degree in Management. Storck is currently enrolled in the MBA program at Sacred Heart, with a concentration in Administration, and owns a perfect 4.00 GPA through one semester of grad school. Storck achieved a spot on the Dean's List in all six of her undergraduate semesters and achieved a perfect 4.0 semester GPA four times.
On the court, consistency was the name of the game for Storck throughout her career and most particularly in the 2018-19 season as she earned All-NEC Third Team honors. The graduate-student guard averaged 10.9 PPG (14th NEC) while posting the ninth-most assists (2.8 APG), ninth-most blocks (0.9 BPG) and sixth-most minutes (33.6 MPG) among all players in the NEC. A workhorse for the Pioneers, Storck started all 32 games and ranked second on the team with 19 double-digit point totals despite averaging the fourth-most points per game on the team. Storck blocked the most shots (28) of any guard in the NEC this season and helped lead the Pioneers to their third WNIT appearance across the last five seasons.
As a junior, Boughton holds a 3.95 cumulative grade-point average as a public health major. Boughton has been consistent in the classroom, as she has been a member of the Dean's List in all five of her completed semesters at SHU. Boughton has held a 4.0 GPA for three-consecutive semesters and has been named to the NEC Winter Commissioner's Honor Roll for three-straight seasons.
On the lanes, Boughton was named to the NEC All-Tournament team after aiding SHU in winning its fourth NEC Championship in program-history. In the NEC Tournament, Boughton bowled in the 4th spot setting up the final frame many times to keep the team alive in the match by striking 43 of 86 times (50%). In round two against Fairleigh Dickinson, she struck in the 9th frame in the four games the team won in the best-of-seven. During the championship match, Boughton converted the 7-10 split, which made it the first time in the program's 26-year history that it had been done. Boughton also aided SHU in knocking off defending NCAA Champions and top-seeded Vanderbilt in the NCAA Quarterfinals, as she bowled a 205 in the traditional team portion.
The NEC also released the Winter Academic Honor Roll and Commissioner's Honor Roll. SHU had a total of 109 winter student-athletes named to the NEC Winter Academic Honor Roll, the most of any member school, with 28 seniors earning the honor. To be named to the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must maintain a 3.20 GPA.
In addition, 34 Pioneers were named to the Commissioners Winter Academic Honor Roll, with GPA's of 3.75 or higher. Topping that list are four student-athletes with perfect 4.0 GPA: Sara Dupuis, Taylor Eck, Adriana Forcucci and Jake Tavernite.