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178 UMW Student-Athletes Named to CAC All-Academic Team

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Capital Athletic Conference announced that a record 1,514 student-athletes were named to the 2017-18 All-Academic Team, an average of over 150 student-athletes per full member institution. The 1,514 honorees marks just the second time in CAC history that over 1,500 student-athletes have earned All-Academic recognition. 

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 46.6% of CAC student-athletes posted a 3.20 GPA this year (1,514 of 3,247). 

Nine schools had at least 100 student-athletes on the CAC All-Academic team, including a CAC-leading 261 honorees from York. Christopher Newport finished second in total honorees with 194 followed by Mary Washington (178), Salisbury (167), St. Mary's (156), Frostburg State (147), Southern Virginia (130), Marymount (108), Penn State Harrisburg (100), and Wesley (71). 

For the third straight year, York recorded the highest percentage of student-athletes on the list at 60.3%. St. Mary's also placed over half of their student-athletes on the team at 54.9%. Nine CAC full member institutions placed more than 40% of their student-athletes on the All-Academic team. \


2017-18 Total Student-Athletes

Institution Total
York 261
Christopher Newport 194
Mary Washington 178
Salisbury 167
St. Mary's 156
Frostburg State 147
Southern Virginia 130
Marymount 108
Penn State Harrisburg 100
Wesley 71
New Jersey City 2


2017-18 Percentage of Student-Athletes

Institution Percentage
York (261 of 433) 60.3%
St. Mary's (156 of 284)  54.9%
Marymount (108 of 221) 48.9%
Christopher Newport (194 of 418) 46.4%
Southern Virginia (130 of 285) 45.6%
Mary Washington (178 of 399 44.6%
Penn State Harrisburg (100 of 230)  43.4%
Frostburg State (147 of 344) 42.7%
Salisbury (167 of 391) 42.7%
Wesley (71 of 235) 30.2%
New Jersey City (2 of 7; 1 sport) 28.6%