NEW HAVEN, Conn. - - Twenty-six (26) student-athletes on Tuesday were named to the 2020-21 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Men's Basketball All-Academic Team, as announced by Commissioner Dan Mara. The 26 honorees represent 13 of the 14 CACC member institutions that have a varsity program in the sport.
The Wilmington University men's basketball team had two representatives on the list, led by senior Danny Walsh's 3.54 cumulative GPA in studying for his master's in education and secondary counseling. Newcomer Caleb Matthews is carrying a 3.83 cumulative GPA in business administration as well for the Wildcats.
University of the Sciences led the way with four honorees, including Thomas Melonja's team-best 3.78 cumulative grade point average in his major of pharmaceutical & healthcare business. Georgian Court University and Thomas Jefferson were tied for second with the most honored student-athletes, as the two schools had three honorees apiece.
Bloomfield College, the 2020-21 CACC Men's Basketball Champion, had two players make the academic squad, including Tariq McKenith, who made the the team for the third time with his BC best 3.65 GPA in his major of sociology.
A pair of student-athletes on the team earned GPAs of 3.90 or higher, including Holy Family University's Joseph Pestkowski (3.92, criminal justice) and Jefferson's Antonin Kemkeng (3.90, finance).
Bloomfield's Ben Basten and Post University's Jonathan Duvivier were each named to the CACC All-Academic Team for the second time in their respective careers.