YORK, Pa. - During its fifth and final season in the Capital Athletic Conference, the Stevenson athletics department had a record 137 student-athletes named to the CAC All-Academic Team on Tuesday, the fourth-highest total among the nine current conference members.
Stevenson has had at least one-third of its CAC student-athletes named to the All-Academic Team every year since 2008-09. In 2009-10, the Mustangs had 119 student-athletes receive CAC All-Academic Team honors while 117 were honored in 2010-11. A total of 110 earned the honor in 2008-09.
This year, Stevenson had 41.6 percent of its 329 student-athletes that compete CAC championship sports named to the All-Academic Team. The school record for the highest percentage selected was in 2009-10 when 41.9 percent of the Mustangs' 284 CAC student-athletes were chosen.
Student-athletes in one or more CAC championship sports that attain a 3.20 grade point average for the academic year earn a spot on the CAC All-Academic Team. Stevenson participated in 17 of the conference's 19 championship sports.
The CAC set a new a record with 1,108 student-athletes being named to the 2011-12 All-Academic Team. It is the second-straight year that more than 1,000 student-athletes, representing nine member institutions and 21 championship sports, were named to the conference’s All-Academic Team.
Also, six schools totaled at least 100 student-athletes on the 2010-11 CAC All-Academic Team, the highest total in conference history.
Salisbury led the conference with 180 All-Academic Team selections, followed by York (Pa.) with 176, St. Mary's (Md.) with 153 and Stevenson. Mary Washington had 124 honorees while Frostburg State had 118.
Frostburg State had the largest increase of total student-athletes on the All-Academic team, adding 23 honorees to last year’s total. Marymount (Va.) increased its total by 20, followed by Mary Washington (19) and Stevenson (18).
A CAC-record eight student-athletes were named to Capital One
Academic All-America teams this year, including three from
Stevenson in baseball seniors Justin Anderson (Shrewsbury,
Pa./Calvert Hall) and Tony Prescott
Md./Howard) who were second team selections as well as
women's soccer senior Stephanie Eyler (Thurmont,
Md./Catoctin) who was a third team honoree.