CAC Names 1,501 Student-Athletes To The 2016-17 All-Academic Team
CAC Names 1,501 Student-Athletes To The 2016-17 All-Academic Team

2016-17 CAC All-Academic Team

YORK, Pa – The Capital Athletic Conference announced that a record 1,501 student-athletes were named to the 2016-17 All-Academic Team, an average of 150 student-athletes per full member institution.

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The 1,501 honorees marks the sixth time in CAC history that over 1,000 student-athletes have earned All-Academic recognition. The 2016-17 school year marked the fourth full year of membership for Christopher Newport University, Penn State Harrisburg, and Southern Virginia University. Additionally, New Jersey City University concluded its fourth year as an associate member in men’s golf. 

Student-athletes in one or more CAC championship sports that attain a 3.20 grade point average (GPA) for the academic year earn a spot on the All-Academic team.  A total of 46.2% of CAC student-athletes posted a 3.20 GPA this year (1,501 of 3,245). 

Nine schools had at least 100 student-athletes on the CAC All-Academic team, including a CAC-leading 253 honorees from York. Salisbury finished in second with 199 honorees followed by Mary Washington (174), Christopher Newport (163), Frostburg State (148), St. Mary’s (146), Southern Virginia (121), Penn State Harrisburg (113), and Marymount (110). 

For the second straight year, York recorded the highest percentage of student-athletes on the list at 59.9% St. Mary’s also placed over half of their student-athletes on the team at 56.2%. Eight CAC full member institutions placed more than 40% of their student-athletes on the All-Academic team.

2016-17 Total Student-Athletes

Institution Total
York 252
Salisbury 199
Mary Washington 174
Christopher Newport 163
Frostburg State 148
St. Mary's 146
Southern Virginia 121
Penn State Harrisburg 113
Marymount 110
Wesley 71
New Jersey City 3


2016-17 Percentage of Student-Athletes

Institution Percentage
York (253 of 422) 59.9%
St. Mary's (146 of 260)  56.2%
Southern Virginia (121 of 247)
48.9%
Marymount (110 of 227)
48.5%
Penn State Harrisburg (113 of 238)
47.4%
Salisbury (199 of 423)
47.0%
Mary Washington (174 of 391)
44.6%
Frostburg State (148 of 364)
40.6%
Christopher Newport (163 of 416)
39.2%
New Jersey City (3 of 9, 1 sport)
33.3%
Wesley (71 of 248)
28.6%