Eleven Athletes Earn Spring CACC All-Academic Honors

Eleven Athletes Earn Spring CACC All-Academic Honors

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Eleven Felician College student-athletes have been named to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Spring 2013 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 2013, 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.

The softball team highlighted the list with eight winners, one short of school record for a single sport in one year. Four honorees – senior golfer Anthony Bizien (Hazlet, N.J./Raritan) and junior softball teammates Tori Bradburn (Ridge, Md./Great Mills), Kelsi Ludwigsen (Havre de Grace, Md./Harford Tech) and Halei Van Dyke (West Milford, N.J./West Milford) – were repeat All-Academic selections from 2012.

The 11 honorees are a school record for the spring season, and represent a marked improvement from the six student-athletes the Golden Falcons claimed in Spring 2012. The CACC All-Academic program is in its ninth year.

In all, a CACC spring record 120 student-athletes from the league's 14 member schools were honored across five sports; the complete list can be viewed at http://www.caccathletics.org/news/20130605-springallacademic. Felician's recipients are listed below with GPA and major course of study.


Felician College is a coeducational, liberal arts, Catholic college, enrolling 2,300 students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Arts and Sciences, Business and Management, Teacher Education, and Health Sciences and Nursing. A Division II member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Felician College competes in baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, cross-country, men's golf, women's volleyball, and cheerleading. Founded in 1942 by the Felician Sisters in the Franciscan tradition, Felician College is located on two campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey.



Felician Spring 2013 Academic All-CACC Honorees
Name Sport YR Hometown/HS GPA Major(s)
Anthony Bizien* Golf SR Hazlet, N.J./Raritan 3.93 History/Philosophy
Chris Zito Golf JR South Hackensack, N.J./Hackensack 3.73 Biology
Jerry Vasto Baseball SO Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Henry Hudson Reg. 3.57 Criminal Justice
Tori Bradburn* Softball JR Ridge, Md./Great Mills 3.81 Criminal Justice
Macy Chase Softball SO Sacramento, Calif./Bradshaw Christian 3.97 Philosophy
Joelle Erickson Softball SO Huntington Beach, Calif./Marina 3.77 Psychology
Katie Heflin Softball SO Escalon, Calif./Escalon 3.88 Psychology
Kelsi Ludwigsen* Softball JR Havre de Grace, Md./Harford Tech 3.81 Biology
Taylor Parker Softball SO Surrey, British Columbia/Semiahmoo 3.75 Business Admin.
Natalie Quintanilla Softball SO Hasbrouck Heights, N.J./Immaculate Conception 3.52 Pre-Medical
Halei Van Dyke* Softball JR West Milford, N.J./West Milford 3.87 Elem. Ed./History
# 3rd-time honoree
* 2nd-time honoree