RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College cross-country runner Rob Albano (Pompton Plains, N.J./Pequannock Township) has been chosen as the 2013 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year, CACC commissioner Dan Mara announced today.
Albano is the second student-athlete in Felician history to earn the honor, joining men's basketball player Devon Young in 2011. As the CACC's winner, he becomes eligible for the national NCAA Division II Conference Commissioners Association Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.
A two-time Capital One Academic All-American, Albano was named Felician's Senior Male Student-Athlete of the Year in May. He is the CACC's only two-time Men's Runner of the Year, and the first Felician harrier to earn all-region honors twice. He owns the five fastest 8,000-meter times in program history.
In the 2012 cross-country season, Albano won all four regular-season races that he finished. He then captured his second consecutive CACC Runner of the Year award by finishing first in the league championship meet on Oct. 21 in Philadelphia. Albano capped his career with an eighth-place result at the NCAA Division II East Regional Championship.
A 2009 graduate of Pequannock Township High, Albano owns a 3.76 grade-point average while majoring in elementary education. He is an 18-time CACC Runner of the Week, owns 12 Felician course records, and was the frontrunner on two Golden Falcon conference championship teams. He will complete his degree requirements in January 2014.
Wilmington University senior softball pitcher Katie Warrington was selected as the 2013 CACC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive year. More information is available at http://www.caccathletics.org/news/20130813-caccscholarathletesoftheyear.
The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference is composed of 14 institutions in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania that compete in NCAA Division II.