NEW HAVEN, Conn. - - More than 100 student-athletes -- 104 in total -- on Thursday were named to the 2020-21 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Softball All-Academic Team, as announced by Commissioner Dan Mara. The 104 honorees represent all 14 CACC member institutions that have a varsity program in the sport.
The Wilmington University softball team boasts eight student-athletes on the 2021 CACC Softball All-Academic team, fourth most amongst CACC programs. The Wildcats are led by one of only three four-time honorees in the conference in graduate student Annie Davila (3.66 undergraduate GPA in business management; 3.69 combination GPA while obtaining her MBA-Health Care Administration). The Wildcats also had two-time honorees in Alyssa Velasquez (3.51 undergraduate GPA in health sciences; 3.59 combination GPA while obtaining her masters in sports management), and Lauren Lopez (3.58 cumulative GPA in criminal justice). First year honorees for the Wildcats include sophomores Kiersten Comer, Alexandra Ballester, Haley Downin, Sara Miller, and Savannah Stone.
Post University led the way with 16 honorees, including Bridget Betley's team-best 3.98 cumulative undergraduate grade point average in her major of accounting. University of the Sciences was next with 14 student-athletes being recognized, including Keiya Moncilovich, who had the top GPA on her squad with a 3.97 in physical therapy. Thomas Jefferson University was the other team with double-figure honorees, as 12 Rams made the academic team. The highest Jefferson GPA belonged to both Katelyn Stys and Julia Heine, as the duo each had 3.91 marks.
- Nineteen (19) of the honorees earned GPAs of 3.90 or higher.
- Twenty-eight (28) of the honorees made the CACC Softball All-Academic Team for the second time.
- Fourteen (14) of the honorees made the All-Academic squad for at least the third time.