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Rowson Named CAC Rookie of the Year, Cronin Named 1st Team on All-CAC Men's Basketball Team

Rowson Named CAC Rookie of the Year, Cronin Named 1st Team on All-CAC Men's Basketball Team

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - York senior guard Jason Bady headlines the 2019 All-CAC Men's Basketball teams as the CAC Player of the Year, while Mary Washington's Greg Rowson collected CAC Rookie of the Year accolades. Christopher Newport's John Krikorian took home CAC Coach of the Year honors for the fourth consecutive season after leading the Captains to a share of the conference regular season title.

Bady led the conference in scoring at 18.7 points per contest and finished fourth with 7.4 rebounds per contest. The Spartans shared the CAC regular season title with CNU and Bady was named CAC Player of the Week three of the last four weeks. His YCP teammate junior guard Jared Wagner also was recognized on the second team.

Rowson, also a second team selection, had an impressive debut campaign for UMW averaging 16.1 points per game - fourth best in the conference. He is joined by his teammate senior forward Johnny Cronin who was selected to the CAC First Team after leading the league in field goal shooting (65.8) and rebounds (9.7).

A total of five teams put a pair of standouts on the all-conference list. Frostburg State junior Daniel Alexander collected first-team recognition after averaging 17.9 points per game (#2 CAC), while FSU's senior forward Edwin Cole earned second-team honors for the second time in his career after pulling down 9.6 boards per game (#2 CAC).

The top-seeded CNU Captains were led by senior guard Marcus Carter who picked up his third All-CAC honor of his career with his second, first-team award. The 2016 CAC Player of the Year is joined by his teammate sophomore guard Jason Aigner on the distinction list. Carter tied for fourth in the league with 7.4 rebounds per game, while Aigner shot the second-best three-point percentage (44.8) in the conference.

Salisbury landed one first team and one second team selection as senior guard Blair Davis achieved first team accolades, while sophomore guard Mike Ward garnered second team laurels.

St. Mary's junior forward Spencer Schultz finished third in the CAC in scoring (17.4 PPG) to round out the first team selections, while Southern Virginia junior guard Jamier Cross completed the second team honorees.

Player of the Year: Jason Bady - York (Pa.)
Rookie of the Year: Greg Rowson - Mary Washington
"Jeff Gamber" CAC Coach of the Year: John Krikorian - Christopher Newport (4th-straight year)

2019 All-CAC Men's Basketball First Team

Daniel Alexander Jr. G/F Frostburg State Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery  
Jason Bady Sr. G York (Pa.) West Chester, Pa./Henderson  
Marcus Carter Sr. G Christopher Newport Williamsburg, Va./Burton 1st & POY in '16, 2nd & ROY in '15
Johnny Cronin Sr. F Mary Washington Springfield, Va./West Springfield  
Blair Davis Sr. G Salisbury Baltimore, Md./City 2nd in '18
Spencer Schultz Jr. F St. Mary's (Md.) Clear Spring, Md./Clear Spring  

2019 All-CAC Men's Basketball Second Team

Jason Aigner So. G Christopher Newport Fairfax, Va./Woodson  
Edwin Cole Sr. F Frostburg State Beltsville, Md./High Point 2nd in '18
Jamier Cross Jr. G Southern Virginia Philadelphia, Pa./Imhotep Charter  
Greg Rowson Fr. F Mary Washington Fairfax, Va./Robinson  
Jared Wagner Jr. G York (Pa.) York, Pa./Central York  
Mike Ward So. G Salisbury Woodstock, Md./St. Paul's