YORK, Pa. - The Capital Athletic Conference announced that 900 student-athletes from the nine full-member institutions competing in 19 championship sports were named to the 2007-08 All-Academic Team. Salisbury University had the second highest total of student-athletes as 151 Sea Gulls earned recognition this year.
Student-athletes in one or more CAC championship sports that attain a 3.20 grade-point average (GPA) for the academic year earn a berth on the CAC All-Academic Team. Salisbury University had 40.3 percent (151-of-375) of its student-athletes meet or exceed the 3.2 GPA mark.
Salisbury the recipient of the 2007-08 Richard C. Cook All-Sports Award, formally known as the CAC All-Sports Award, was honored for a third straight year as the top athletic program in the conference. SU also swept the new Men's and Women's Commissioner's awards which recognizes the program that scores the most men's and women's points.
The Sea Gulls won nine of the 19 conference championships and were runners-up in five other championships during the season.
St. Mary's (Md.) College led the way with a conference best 55.6 percent of its student-athletes (139-of-249), in the 13 CAC championship sports the Seahawks sponsor, earned a berth on the 2007-08 All-Academic Team.
York (Pa.) College, the only CAC institution to sponsor all 19 championship sports, placed a conference best 175 student-athletes on this year's all-academic team. York was also second in the percentage of student-athletes on the team (42.5 percent).
Salisbury also had 37 football student-athletes earn the Atlantic Central Football Conference All-Academic honors earlier this spring to give the Sea Gulls a grand total of 188 student-athletes who earned All-Academic honors this season.
2007-08 CAC All-Academic Team By The Numbers
Ranking by Total Number of Student-Athletes with at least a 3.2 GPA for the 2007-08 Academic Year
|St. Mary's (Md.)||139|
Ranking by Percentage of Student-Athletes with at least a 3.2 GPA for the 2007-08 Academic Year
|St. Mary's (Md.)||139 of 249 athletes (55.6%)|
|York (Pa.)||175 of 412 athletes (42.5%)|
|Salisbury||151 of 375 athletes (40.3%)|
|Marymount (Va.)||68 of 189 athletes (36.1%)|
|Gallaudet||44 of 125 athletes (35.2%)|
|Hood||78 of 245 athletes (31.4%)|
|Mary Washington||100 of 330 athletes (30.3%)|
|Villa Julie||94 of 315 athletes (29.2%)|
|Wesley||51 of 255 athletes (20.0%)|
|Total||900 of 2,495 athetes (36.1%)|