RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Ten Felician College student-athletes have been named to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Spring 2016 All-Academic Team, the CACC announced today.
In order to be named to the CACC All-Academic Team, recipients must have participated in a CACC spring championship sport, be a second-year student-athlete who used a season of competition in 2016, have been a student at their current school for at least two semesters, and have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 or higher through the fall semester. The CACC All-Academic program is in its 12th year.
The Felician delegation was highlighted by two female student-athletes who earned Academic All-CACC honors for the fourth time by being selected in a new sport. Graduate student Sarah Shebel (Chandler, Ariz./Perry), a three-time winner in volleyball, was honored after joining the Golden Falcons' women's lacrosse team for its inaugural season. Graduate student Taylor Parker (Surrey, British Columbia/Semiahmoo) earned the award three times in softball before competing in track & field in 2016.
The baseball team led the way for the Golden Falcons with four honorees. Felician's winners are listed below with GPA and major course of study.
In all, a conference record 192 student-athletes from the CACC's 14 member schools were honored this spring, a list of whom can be viewed at http://caccathletics.org/sports/General/2016_Spring_All-Academic.pdf.
|Ralph Caccavale||Baseball||JR||Massapequa, N.Y./Plainedge||3.63||Criminal Justice|
|Matt Diesel||Baseball||SO||Massapequa Park, N.Y./Massapequa||3.70||Accounting|
|Mike Gonzalez||Baseball||r-JR||Pembroke Pines, Fla./Pembroke Pines Charter||3.52||Criminal Justice|
|Andrew LaMura||Baseball||JR||Brick, N.J./Red Bank Catholic||3.73||Secondary History Education|
|Jackie Dueñas*||Softball||JR||Riverside, Calif./Arlington||3.65||Pre-Medical|
|Ashley Owens||Softball||SO||Lockport, N.Y./Starpoint||3.52||Pre-Physical Therapy|
||Denville, N.J./Parsippany Hills||3.69
||W-Track & Field
||Surrey, British Columbia/Semiahmoo
||W-Track & Field
||Fredon, N.J./Kittatinny Regional
* two-time honoree (in same sport)