NEW HAVEN, Conn. (June 2, 2017) -- Twenty-one (21) student-athletes on Friday were named to the 2017 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Men's Track & Field All-Academic Team, as announced by Commissioner Dan Mara.
Both Caldwell University and Post University led the way with five honorees apiece. Shaun O'Brien and Jason Scaringi led the Cougars with a pair of 3.85 cumulative grade point averages. O'Brien is a sophomore mathematics major, while Scaringi is a senior majoring in criminal justice. Harrison Davis led all Post student-athletes on the list with a mark of 3.89, as the senior is majoring in environmental science.
Seven of the honorees on the 2017 CACC All-Academic Team earned GPAs of 3.80 or higher, including Nyack College's Finn Reese, who led all members with a perfect 4.00 mark. The sophomore was also named the CACC Top XV Award winner at the 2017 men's track & field championship last month in Lakewood, N.J.
Eleven (11) student-athletes were named to the academic squad for at least the second time in their respective careers, including three that made the list for a third time. The three, three-time honorees included Chestnut Hill College's Samuel Mondello (Sr., 3.75, accounting/business administration & managment), Georgian Court University's Brian Ford (Sr., 3.67, history) and Post's John Ducham (Sr., 3.87, sport management).
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.
ABOUT THE CACC
The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference is an NCAA Division II Conference composed of 14 institutions in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The member institutions are Bloomfield College, Caldwell University, Chestnut Hill College, Concordia (N.Y.) College, Dominican (N.Y.) College, Felician University, Georgian Court University, Goldey-Beacom College, Holy Family University, Nyack College, Philadelphia University, Post University of Waterbury, University of the Sciences, and Wilmington University.