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
|St. Mary's, Md.||147|
Ranking by Percentage of Student-Athletes with at least a 3.2 GPA for the 2009-10 Academic Year
|St. Mary's, Md.||
147 of 274 (53.6%)
173 of 389 (44.5%)
119 of 284 (41.9%)
58 of 145 (40.0%)
153 of 391 (39.1%)
65 of 177 (36.7%)
80 of 258 (31.0%)
65 of 226 (28.8%)
96 of 340 (28.2%)
|Total||956 of 2,484 (38.5%)|