Seven Golden Falcons Pick Up CACC Academic Honors

Seven Golden Falcons Pick Up CACC Academic Honors

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Seven Felician College student-athletes, including five members of the softball team, have been named to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Spring 2015 All-Academic Team, the CACC announced on Monday.

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 2015, 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 CACC All-Academic program is in its 11th year.

Three Felician softball seniors – Katie Heflin (Escalon, Calif./Escalon), Taylor Parker (Surrey, British Columbia/Semiahmoo), and Natalie Quintanilla (Hasbrouck Heights, N.J./Immaculate Conception-Lodi) were named to the CACC All-Academic Team for the third time, the maximum possible in one sport. They were joined on the squad by teammates Chelsea DeGuzman (Clermont, Fla./South Lake), a senior, and sophomore Jackie Dueñas (Riverside, Calif./Arlington).

Also receiving the award were baseball senior Gerard De Filippo (East Hanover, N.J./DePaul Catholic) and women's track & field sophomore Stephanie Hesse (Lincoln Park, N.J./Boonton).

In all, 154 student-athletes from the CACC's 14 member schools were honored this spring, a list of whom can be viewed at


Felician College, the Franciscan College of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic college founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician College welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician College 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 College also sponsors 13 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II and National Collegiate levels.