RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University senior men's golf student-athletes Chris Bekefi (Toms River, N.J./Toms River North) and Andrew Capone (Denville, N.J./Parsippany Hills) have been named to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Fall 2017 All-Academic Team, the CACC announced late Monday. Capone earns the honor for the third time in his career, while Bekefi is a second-time winner.
In order to be named to the CACC All-Academic Team, recipients must have used a season of eligibility while participating in a CACC fall championship sport, be at least a sophomore academically and athletically, be a second-year student-athlete at their current school, and have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 or higher at the end of the immediate preceding term.
The CACC moved its championship men's golf tournament from the spring to the fall semester for 201-18. Accordingly, the conference decided to hand out its All-Academic awards for the sport in the fall for the first time as well.
Bekefi had played in all four of Felician's tournaments this season heading into Monday, encompassing eight rounds, and had posted a scoring average of 81.8. He finished 31st out of 45 in the CACC Tournament on Oct. 1-2 in Middletown, Del. He carries a 3.59 GPA while majoring in business administration. Bekefi is a 2014 graduate of Toms River High School North.
Capone had also played each of the Golden Falcons' eight competitive rounds this year. His scoring average was 85.4. He placed 41st in the CACC Tournament. Capone maintains a 3.79 GPA while majoring in accounting. He is a 2014 product of Parsippany Hills High of Morris Plains.
Conference-wide, Bekefi and Capone were two of eight student-athletes to be honored in men's golf from the nine member schools that sponsor the sport. The complete 2017-18 CACC Men's Golf All-Academic Team can be viewed at www.caccathletics.org/sports/golf/2017-18/photos/CACC_Golf_All-Academic.pdf.
Felician University, the Franciscan University of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic university founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician University welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician University currently enrolls more than 2,100 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician University also sponsors 14 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level.