165 Seahawk Student-Athletes Land on CAC All-Academic Team

165 Seahawk Student-Athletes Land on CAC All-Academic Team

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - The Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) announced that 1,445 student-athletes were named to the 2018-19 All-Academic Team, an average of over 179 student-athletes per full member institution.

Student-athletes in one or more CAC championship sports that attain a 3.20 grade point average (GPA) for the academic year earn a spot on the All-Academic team. A total of 51.0% of CAC student-athletes posted a 3.20 GPA this year (1,445 of 2,832).

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St. Mary's College of Maryland came in second with 57.1-percent (165 of 289) of its student-athletes gaining All-Academic Team status. This is the third straight year St. Mary's College has finished second in terms of percentage of student-athletes making the All-Academic Team. York College of Pennsylvania was the top team for the fourth year in a row with 67.5-percent (278 of 412) of its student-athletes on the academic list. The Seahawks held the top spot for eight years between 2007-08 and 2014-15.

To view the complete list of St. Mary's College honorees, click here.

The Seahawk men's (7) and women's (14) cross country teams combined for a department-high 21 selections, while the baseball team, under the leadership of third-year head coach Bernie Stratchko, drew a close second with 20. Men's lacrosse, led by fourth-year head coach Jason Childs, finished third with 19. 

In all, eight Seahawk athletic programs had at least 10 student-athletes make the All-Academic Team while 14 St. Mary's College student-athletes wrapped up their academic careers as four-year members of the All-Academic Team. In addition, 11 St. Mary's College student-athletes selected to the CAC All-Academic Team earned 4.0 GPAs in the 2018-19 academic year.

2018-19 Percentage of All-Academic Student-Athletes

Institution Percentage
York (278 of 412) 67.5%
St. Mary's (165 of 289)  57.1%
Christopher Newport (204 of 394) 51.8%
Salisbury (204 of 408) 50.0%
Frostburg State (165 of 363) 45.5%
Southern Virginia (144 of 317) 45.4%
Mary Washington (181 of 408) 44.4%
Penn State Harrisburg (94 of 223)  42.2%
Babson (6 of 11; 1 sport) 54.5%
New Jersey City (4 of 7; 1 sport) 57.1%

St. Mary's All-Academic Team Honorees over the Years

2006-07 – 106 of 218 (48.6%)

2007-08 – 139 of 249 (55.6%)

2008-09 – 132 of 244 (54.1%)

2009-10 – 147 of 274 (53.6%)

2010-11 – 156 of 308 (50.6%)

2011-12 – 153 of 302 (50.7%)

2012-13 – 146 of 295 (49.5%)

2013-14 – 145 of 298 (48.7%)

2014-15 – 162 of 287 (56.5%)

2015-16 – 151 of 281 (53.7%)

2016-17 – 146 of 260 (56.2%)

2017-18 – 156 of 284 (54.9%)

 

2018-19 - 165 of 289 (57.1%)