NEW HAVEN, Conn. - - Forty-nine (49) (27 women and 22 men) student-athletes were named to the 2020-21 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Cross Country All-Academic Team, as announced by Commissioner Dan Mara. The 49 honorees represent 11 of the CACC member institutions that have varsity programs in the sport.
The Wilmington University cross country team placed two student-athletes on the CACC All-Academic Teams, one for each squad. Three-time honoree Alexa Crowell led the women by carrying a 3.74 GPA in Business Management while Logan Strouse was only one of two male runners to secure a perfect 4.00 GPA while studying Business Management.
Holy Family University led the way with six honorees, including Shania Le Maitre's team-best 4.0 cumulative grade point average in her major of biology/pre-physical therapy. Chestnut Hill College was second on the list with four student-athletes earning All-Academic status. The top Griffin GPA was a mark of 3.89 held by Charlize Rios in her major of early education.
Le Maitre was one of three student-athletes on the women's list to earn a perfect 4.0 mark, with the other two standouts being Georgian Court University's Rachel Pausz in her major of accounting, and University of the Sciences' Sabrina Abbruzzese in her major of biomedical sciences.
On the men's side, University of the Sciences led the way with six honorees, including Christopher Kelly's team-best 3.97 cumulative grade point average in his major of pharmacy. Thomas Jefferson University was second on the list with five student-athletes earning All-Academic status. The top Ram GPA was a mark of 4.0 held by Owen Bradley in his major of pre-medical studies.
Bradley was one of two student-athletes on the list to earn a perfect 4.0 mark, with the other being Wilmington University's Logan Strouse in his major of business management.
ADDITIONAL NOTES (WXC):
- Five of the 27 honorees earned GPAs of 3.90 or higher.
- Nine of the 27 honorees made the CACC Men's Cross Country Team for the second time.
- Chestnut Hill's Irene Canizares-Llull and Wilmington University's Alexa Crowell were the two honorees on the list to make the academic squad for the third time in their respective careers.
ADDITIONAL NOTES (MXC):
- Eight of the 22 honorees earned GPAs of 3.90 or higher.
- Ten of the 22 honorees made the CACC Men's Cross Country Team for the second time.
- Post University's George Moukas and USciences' William Hallinan were the two honorees on the list to make the academic squad for the third time in their respective careers.