by Doug DeBiase, CACC Associate Commissioner
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Felician University baseball's Andrew LaMura (Brick, N.J./Red Bank Catholic) on Wednesday was named the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Student-Athlete of the Month for March, as announced by Commissioner Dan Mara. LaMura earned the award for his stellar play on the diamond during the month, while also demonstrating success in the classroom and commitment in his surrounding community.
During the month of March, LaMura batted .411 with 17 runs driven in in in 18 games, and came around to score 17 times as well. He had nine multi-hit games, as the Golden Falcons went 13-5 during the month and appeared in the national rankings at No. 23. LaMura currently ranks in the top 10 in the CACC in hits, RBI and batting average.
The senior is also outstanding in the classroom, as he owns a cumulative grade point average of 3.83 in his major of history. LaMura is a member of Chi Alpha Sigma College Athlete Honor Society, a 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree and was placed on the 2016 CACC All-Academic Team.
LaMura has also been generous with his time to his surrounding communities. As a true freshman and redshirt freshman for the East Carolina University baseball team, LaMura participated in several speaking engagements at local elementary schools regarding peer pressure, bullying and academic performance. He has also been a volunteer instructor for the Brick Challenger Baseball Program, which provides instruction to children with disabilities. LaMura joined his teammates over Thanksgiving weekend 2014 by packing turkeys for needy families on behalf of the Cesar Presbott Foundation.
The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference is an NCAA Division II Conference composed of 14 institutions in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The member institutions are Bloomfield College, Caldwell University, Chestnut Hill College, Concordia (N.Y.) College, Dominican (N.Y.) College, Felician University, Georgian Court University, Goldey-Beacom College, Holy Family University, Nyack College, Philadelphia University, Post University of Waterbury, University of the Sciences, and Wilmington University.