Chestnut Hill’s Jesse Daywalt and Wilmington’s Katie Warrington Honored as CACC Scholar Athletes of the Year
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (July 19, 2012) –
Chestnut Hill College senior Jesse Daywalt
(Phoenixville, Pa.) and Wilmington University junior Katie
Warrington (Townsend, Del.) have been honored as the
2011-12 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC)
Scholar-Athletes of the Year.
Daywalt and Warrington, standout baseball and softball players respectively, will now each be eligible for the Conference Commissioners Association (CCA) Male and Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards.
Daywalt was a first team Capital One Academic All-District first team selection in 2012 (repeat selection) and was a member of the 2012 CACC Spring All-Academic Team for the third time in his career. The native of Phoenixville, Pa., put together a 3.77 grade point average with a double-major of Political Science and Criminal Justice. He sported the top GPA among all male athletes at Chestnut Hill in 2011-12 and was named to the college’s Fall and Spring Athletic Honor Rolls.
Daywalt was an All-CACC first team baseball selection after posting a .310 average and 29 stolen bases. He has a 2012 Daktronics All-Region Second Team selection after finishing his Chestnut Hill career as the program’s all-time leader in runs (119), hits (172), triples (7), sacrifices (26) and at bats (553). He ranks second among the Griffins’ career leaders in batting average (.314) and on-base percentage (.403).
Warrington, who hails from Townsend, Del., was recognized as a Capital One Academic All-America second team choice in 2012 and was a member of the CACC Spring All-Academic Team. She boasts a perfect 4.0 GPA while majoring in Sports Management. Warrington was recently inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society inductee and was named a Wilmington Academic All-Star.
On the diamond, Warrington led the Wildcats from the mound with a CACC-leading 185 strikeouts (9.2 per nine innings) and a league-low opponents batting average of .209. She ranked second among conference leaders in earned run average at 1.34. Warrington tossed a no-hitter on March 27, 2012, in a 2-0 win over Holy Family before following with a career-best 13 strikeouts against the University of the Sciences on April 11. For the season, Warrington hurled a total of five complete-game shutouts.