Cross Country

Ten Teams & 16 Individuals from the CACC Earn Academic Honors from the USTFCCCA

Ten Teams & 16 Individuals from the CACC Earn Academic Honors from the USTFCCCA

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (February 22, 2019) -- The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) was recently recognized by the United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), as the organization announced its academic awards for the 2018 campaign. Ten (10) CACC teams and 16 individuals earned academic status from the coaches association, as they demonstrated success not just on the race course, but also in the classroom.

Programs that earned USTFCCCA NCAA Division II All-Academic Team status posted team-wide grade point averages of 3.00 or higher. Overall there were 427 teams – 231 women’s teams and 196 men’s teams – that earned All-Academic honors.

In order to qualify for the individual academic honor, student-athletes must have compiled a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 and finished among the top 30 percent of eligible runners at his or her regional championships and/or the top half of the field at the NCAA Championship meet. There were 649 student-athletes who earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors with the women accounting for 58.4 percent of the total (379). 

2018 USTFCCA NCAA DIVISION II ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS
Men
Chestnut Hill College (3.03)
Jefferson (3.36)
University of the Sciences (3.24)
Wilmington University (3.00)

Women
Chestnut Hill College (3.57)
Goldey-Beacom College (3.39)
Jefferson (3.35)
Post University (3.05)
University of the Sciences (3.63)
Wilmington University (3.46)

2018 USTFCCCA NCAA DIVISION II ALL-ACADEMIC INDIVIDUALS
Men
Ziggy Fisher (Chestnut Hill College)
Ethan Fadale (Jefferson)
Ben Nardi (Jefferson)
Tim Hartmann (Post University)
Onesmus Kipruto Chamtany (Post University)
Johnathan Avila (Wilmington University)
Garrett Checchi (Wilmington University)
Mark Corrigan (Wilmington University)
James Kennedy (Wilmington University)
Miguel Suero (Wilmington University)

Women
Raquel Lopez (Chestnut Hill College)
Taylor Neals (Chestnut Hill College)
Meghan Horan (Jefferson)
Kendall Fitzgerald (Post University)
Gabby Moss (University of the Sciences)
Rosemary Gillam (Wilmington University)


ABOUT THE CACC
The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference is an NCAA Division II Conference composed of 14 institutions in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The member institutions are Bloomfield College, Caldwell University, Chestnut Hill College, Concordia (N.Y.) College, Dominican (N.Y.) College, Felician University, Georgian Court University, Goldey-Beacom College, Holy Family University, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), Nyack College, Post University of Waterbury, University of the Sciences, and Wilmington University.