Salisbury places 153 student-athletes on 2009-10 CAC All-Academic Team

Salisbury places 153 student-athletes on 2009-10 CAC All-Academic Team

YORK, Pa. – The Capital Athletic Conference announced that record-breaking 956 student-athletes from the nine member institutions competing in 19 championship sports were named to the 2009-10 CAC All-Academic Team. Salisbury University had the second highest total of student-athletes as 153 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 39.1 percent (153-of-391) of its student-athletes meet or exceed the 3.2 GPA mark. Salisbury's top teams with the most CAC All-Academic selections include women’s soccer (16 selections), field hockey (15 selections) and men’s cross country (13 selections).

Salisbury, the recipient of the 2009-10 Richard C. Cook All-Sports Award, was honored for a fifth straight year as the top athletic program in the conference. SU also claimed the Women's Commissioner's award which recognizes the program that scores the most women's points.

The Sea Gulls won seven of the 19 conference championships and were runners-up in four other championships during the season.

St. Mary's (Md.) College led the way with a conference best 53.6 percent of its student-athletes (147 of 274), in the 13 CAC championship sports the Seahawks sponsor, earning a berth on the 2009-10 All-Academic Team.

York (Pa.) College, the only CAC institution to sponsor all 19 championship sports, placed a conference best 173 student-athletes on this year's all-academic team. York was also second in the percentage of student-athletes on the team (44.5 percent).

This is the fourth-straight year the CAC totaled at least 900 student-athletes on the All-Academic Team. Four institutions had at least 100 student-athletes including York, Salisbury, St. Mary's and Stevenson University.

Salisbury also had 41 football student-athletes earn the Atlantic Central Football Conference All-Academic honors earlier this spring to give the Sea Gulls a grand total of 194 student-athletes who earned All-Academic honors this season.

2009-10 CAC All-Academic Team By The Numbers

Ranking by Total Number of Student-Athletes with at least a 3.2 GPA for the 2009-10 Academic Year

School     Total
York, Pa.     173
Salisbury     153
St. Mary's, Md.     147
Stevenson     119
Mary Washington     96
Wesley     80
Hood     65
Marymount     65
Gallaudet     58
Total     921

Ranking by Percentage of Student-Athletes with at least a 3.2 GPA for the 2009-10 Academic Year

School     Total
St. Mary's, Md.    

147 of 274 (53.6%)

York, Pa.    

173 of 389 (44.5%)

Stevenson    

119 of 284 (41.9%)

Gallaudet    

58 of 145 (40.0%)

Salisbury    

153 of 391 (39.1%)

Marymount    

65 of 177 (36.7%)

Wesley    

80 of 258 (31.0%)

Hood    

65 of 226 (28.8%)

Mary Washington    

96 of 340 (28.2%)

Total     956 of 2,484 (38.5%)

 

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