NEW HAVEN, Conn. (November 7, 2019) -- Twenty-nine (29) student-athletes on Thursday were named to the 2019 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Cross Country All-Academic Team, as announced by Commissioner Dan Mara. The 29 honorees represent 11 schools that compete in the sport at the varsity level in the conference.
Jefferson, which claimed the 2019 CACC Championship, led the way with five honorees on the all-academic squad. Brittany Gable led the way for the Rams with a mark of 3.93 in her major of pre-med.
Georgian Court University's Rachael Pausz led the way for all honorees with a mark of 3.97, as the sophomore is majoring in accounting. She was one of seven student-athletes on the list to post GPAs of 3.90 or higher.
Thirteen (13) of the 29 honorees earned the all-academic honor for at least the second time in their respective careers, while five of those earned it for the third time.
To be eligible for the All-Academic Team, a student-athletes must meet the following criteria: a) minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 at the end of the immediate preceding term; b) minimum of two semesters enrolled as full-time student at member institution; c) student-athlete must be second year student-athlete at member institution; and d) student-athlete must have been athletically eligible the season preceding the award and used a season of eligibility.
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.