153 St. Mary's Student-Athletes Named to CAC All-Academic Team

153 St. Mary's Student-Athletes Named to CAC All-Academic Team

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York, Pa. – St. Mary’s College of Maryland led the Capital Athletic Conference for the fifth consecutive year with 50.7 percent of its student-athletes earning a berth on the 2011-12 CAC All-Academic Team as announced by league commissioner, Tom Byrnes, Tuesday afternoon.  Student-athletes in one or more CAC championship sports that attain a 3.20 grade point average for the academic year earn a spot on the CAC All-Academic Team.

For the second straight year, more than a 1,000 student-athletes, representing nine member institutions and 21 championship sports, were named to this year’s All-Academic Team as nearly 40% of CAC student-athletes posted a 3.2 GPA this year (1,108 of 2,822, 39.3%).  Six schools totaled at least 100 student-athletes on the All-Academic Team – the highest total in CAC history.

It’s the first time since at least 2006 that Salisbury University passed York College of Pennsylvania for the top spot on the list of total student-athletes on the CAC All-Academic Team as the Sea Gulls boasted a league-best 180.  St. Mary’s finished third with a 153 total student-athletes in 15 sponsored championship sports on this year’s All-Academic Team.

The women’s soccer team, coached by Brianne Weaver, led the St. Mary’s athletic department with 20 selections while women’s swimming, under the guidance of 2011-12 CAC Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year Andre Barbins, was second with 17.  The Chris Hasbrouck-led men’s lacrosse team came in third as 16 of his players were named to the team.  In all, eight Seahawk squads finished with at least 10 student-athletes on the All-Academic Team.

Fourteen Seahawk student-athletes ended their careers as four-year members of the CAC All-Academic Team, including men’s lacrosse player Peter Windsor (Towson, Md./St. Paul’s), this year’s CAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.  In addition, eight Seahawks posted a 4.0 GPA for the 2011-12 academic year, including women’s tennis player Jackie Brady (Thurmont, Md./Catoctin), this year’s St. Mary’s Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. 

Ranking by Percentage of Student-Athletes with at least a 3.2 GPA
St. Mary’s (Md.) (153 of 302)............................................... 50.7%
Salisbury (180 of 396)............................................................. 45.5%
York (Pa.) (176 of 401)............................................................ 43.9%
Stevenson (137 of 329)............................................................ 41.6%
Marymount (Va.) (70 of 199).................................................... 35.1%|
Mary Washington (124 of 357)................................................... 34.7%
Frostburg State (118 of 342)..................................................... 34.5%
Hood (87 of 286).................................................................... 30.4%
Wesley (63 of 210).................................................................. 30.0%

Ranking by Total Number of Student-Athletes with at least a 3.2 GPA
Salisbury........................................ 180
York (Pa.)...................................... 176
St. Mary’s (Md.)............................ 153
Stevenson...................................... 137
Mary Washington............................. 124
Frostburg State............................... 118
Hood............................................... 87
Marymount (Va.)............................... 70
Wesley............................................ 63
Total......................................... 1,108