Orangeburg, N.Y. (6/6/17) Twenty-eight (28) student-athletes on Friday were named to the 2017 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Track & Field All-Academic Team, as announced by Commissioner Dan Mara.
To be eligible for the All-Academic Team, a student-athletes must meet the following criteria: a) minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 at the end of the immediate preceding term; b) minimum of two semesters enrolled as full-time student at member institution; c) student-athlete must be second year student-athlete at member institution; and d) student-athlete must have been athletically eligible the season preceding the award and used a season of eligibility.
Philadelphia University led the way with nine honorees on the list, as both Rachel Meier and Maria Santangelo led the Rams with a pair of 3.87 cumulative grade point averages. Meier is a sophomore majoring in landscape architecture, while Santangelo is also a sophomore, who is majoring in psychology.
Ten (10) of the 28 honorees posted GPAs of 3.80 or higher, including Holy Family University's Sienna Smith, who posted a league-best mark of 4.00. The senior biology major was named the CACC Top XV Award winner at the 2017 women's track & field championship last month in Lakewood, N.J.
Fourteen (14) of the 28 student-athletes were named to the squad for at least the second time in their respective careers.