147 Scholar-Athletes Named to 2009-10 CAC All-Academic Team

Complete 2009-10 CAC All-Academic Team

List of St. Mary's Scholar-Athletes Only

York, Pa. – Tom Byrnes, commissioner of the Capital Athletic Conference, announced Friday afternoon that a record 956 student-athletes from the nine member institutions competing in 19 championship sports were named to the 2009-10 CAC All-Academic Team.

St. Mary’s College of Maryland led the conference for the third year in a row with 53.6 percent of its student-athletes (147 of 274) in 15 CAC championship sports sponsored by the College earning a berth on the 2009-10 all-academic team.  SMCM was third with 147 athletes on this year’s squad – an increase of 15 as the Seahawks added sponsorships in men’s and women’s cross country.

Student-athletes in one or more CAC championship sports that attained a 3.20 grade point average (GPA) for the academic year were rewarded with a spot on the CAC All-Academic Team.

It’s the fourth-straight year the league totaled at least 900 scholar-athletes.  Ten institutions, including Hood College and Stevenson University during a transition year, combined for 942 student-athletes in 2006-07 while there were 900 members the following year.  In 2008-09, 921 athletes were honored.

York (Pa.) College, the only institution to sponsor all 19 championship sports, placed a league-best 173 student-athletes while being second in percentage with 44.5%.  Salisbury University (153) and Stevenson (119) gave the league four member institutions with at least 100 student-athletes on the squad. 

Ranking by Total Number of Student-Athletes with at least a 3.2 GPA
York (Pa.).................................................. 173
Salisbury................................................... 153
St. Mary’s (Md.)..................................... 147
Stevenson................................................ 119
Mary Washington........................................ 96
Wesley........................................................ 80
Hood........................................................... 65
Marymount (Va.)......................................... 65
Gallaudet..................................................... 58
Total........................................................ 956 

Ranking by Percentage of Student-Athletes with at least a 3.2 GPA
St. Mary’s (Md.)...................................................................................... 53.6%
York (Pa.).................................................................................................... 44.5%
Stevenson.................................................................................................. 41.9%
Gallaudet.................................................................................................... 40.0%
Salisbury..................................................................................................... 39.1%
Marymount (Va.)......................................................................................... 36.7%
Wesley........................................................................................................ 31.0%
Hood........................................................................................................... 28.8%
Mary Washington........................................................................................ 28.2%