News Release

Daniel Lauletta, Coordinator of Sports Info
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New Castle, DE 19720

Ten Wilmington Student-Athletes Named to 2012 CACC Spring All-Academic Squad

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - New Haven, Conn.

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Baseball (L to R): Nick Marics, Brandon Payne, and Jamie Treml

Softball (L to R): Brooke Berger, Jess Hassman, and Katie Warrington

Women's Lacrosse (L to R): Rachel Burley and Liz Case; Golf (L to R): Sam Sachs and Cameron Sprowls

The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference announced its All-Academic Team for the 2011-12 spring athletic season and 10 Wilmington University student-athletes earned a place on the list among the school’s four sports.

Wilmington had one three-time All-Academic recipient as well as three student-athletes that were named to the team for the second time in their careers.

The Wildcats were led by senior Sam Sachs who’s 3.88 grade point average has landed him on the team for the third straight season. Joining Sachs from the men’s golf team was sophomore Cameron Sprowls who earned a 3.58 GPA while studying Professional Aeronautics. Sachs is majoring in sports management.

The baseball and softball team paced the Wilmington spring sports by each producing three members to the All-Academic squad.

Representing the baseball team was a second time honoree in junior Brandon Payne (3.59 GPA, Criminal Justice), and first-year honorees in sophomores Nick Marics (3.63 GPA, Sports Management) and Jamie Treml (3.57 GPA, Business Management).

The softball team was represented by second year honoree and junior Brooke Berger (3.93 GPA, Elementary Education), and first-year members in senior Jess Hassman (3.54 GPA, Elementary Education), and junior Katie Warrington (4.00 GPA, Sports Management).

In addition to the men’s golf team with two members, the women’s lacrosse team had one two-time honoree in junior Liz Case (3.70 GPA, Behavioral Science) and a first-time member in sophomore Rachel Burley (3.78 GPA, Computer and Network Security).

Eleven student-athletes were named to the team for the third time in their careers throughout the CACC.  Thirty-four others were repeat selections.   Sixty student-athletes earned All-Academic honors for the first time in their careers.  Softball had the most All-Academic selections by sport with 37 overall, while baseball registered 27, women’s lacrosse tallied 19, men’s golf totaled 13 and men’s tennis added nine.

In order to be named to the CACC All-Academic team, recipients must have participated in a CACC-Championship sport in the spring. They must be at least a sophomore academically and athletically, have been a student-athlete at their current school for at least two semesters, and achieve a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.50 or higher through the spring semester.