RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College junior Chris Zito (South Hackensack, N.J./Hackensack) has been voted to the Capital One Academic All-District Men's At-Large First Team for District 1 in NCAA Division II, as coordinated and selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Zito is a member of the men's golf team, the only sport sponsored by Felician that is eligible for At-Large consideration. He is the first Golden Falcon golfer in the eight-year history of the program to be named CoSIDA Academic All-District, and the sixth Felician student-athlete so honored in academic year 2012-13. As a First Team selection, Zito, will move on to represent Felician on the Division II Capital One Academic All-America® ballot.
A list of all Felician student-athletes to win CoSIDA Academic-All-District accolades can be viewed at http://www.felicianathletics.com/information/Ac-A-A.
In 2012-13, Zito played in all 11 tournaments for Felician, totaling 20 rounds. As the team's No. 4 player, he produced a scoring average of 89.7 with a low round of 82. His best score in a 36-hole event was 170. Zito tied for 37th place in the 2013 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Championship tournament, shooting 88-85-173.
A 2010 graduate of Hackensack High, Zito transferred to Felician after three semesters at Bergen Community College, where he helped the Bulldogs to a regional championship in 2010-11. At Felician, he owns a 3.86 grade-point average while majoring in biology. Zito is also a volunteer with the South Hackensack Ambulance Corps.
CoSIDA's District I for NCAA Division II is comprised of all members of the CACC, East Coast Conference, and Northeast-10 Conference. Student-athletes from the following sports may constitute the Men's At-Large Team: fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo, and wrestling.
The entire set of 2013 Capital One Academic All-District Softball Teams can be viewed at http://www.cosida.com/media/documents/2013/5/2013_Acad_AllDistrict_Mens_at_large.pdf. The District 1, Division II honorees are listed below.
2012-13 CAPITAL ONE ACADEMIC ALL DISTRICT TEAM
Men's At-Large, District 1, NCAA Division II
Dana Borges, SR, Ice Hockey, Stonehill
Aleksandar Grabovac, SR, Tennis, District of Columbia
Andreas Hammar, SR, Tennis, Adelphi
Julian Marcon, JR, Tennis, NYIT
Chris Martin, SR, Tennis, Stonehill
Dakota Maurer, SR, Lacrosse, Chestnut Hill
Matt Michel, SR, Golf, Bentley
Dan McQueen, SR, Golf, Bentley
Billy Scioscia, JR, Lacrosse, Pace
Miguel Uzcategui, JR, Tennis, District of Columbia
Chris Zito, JR, Golf, Felician