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Daniel Lauletta, Coordinator of Sports Info
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Wilmington Athletics Tabs 11 Student-Athletes on 2012 Fall All-Academic Team

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - New Haven, Conn.

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2012 Women's Soccer (from left to right): Rachel Burley, Liz Case, Jordanne Hoesli-Atkins, Amanda Walters, Kory Webster

2012 Volleyball (from left to right): Brittany Biddle, Ann Marie Scarfo, Katie Shorter, Nicole Wieckecki

2012 Women's Cross Country (from left to right): Althea Davidson, SaraBeth Oppermann

Eleven Wilmington University fall student-athletes were recognized by the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference office on Tuesday as the conference introduced its All-Academic Team for the 2012 fall season. A total of 170 student-athletics from the 14 conference schools across six different sports have earned a place on the list.

Among the sports representing Wilmington on the All-Academic Team, women’s soccer led the way with five individuals named to the list. Volleyball earned four players to the academic squad while women’s cross country landed two members.

In order to be named to the CACC All-Academic team, recipients must have participated in a CACC-Championship sport in the fall. 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.

Representing the 2012 CACC Women’s Soccer Regular Season and Tournament Champion women’s soccer team was three-time honorees Liz Case and Amanda Walters. Rachel Burley and Jordanne Hoesli-Atkins were named for the second year in a row while Kory Webster earned the honor as a graduate student for the first time.

Burley led the Wildcat group with a 3.81 GPA in Computer & Network Security while Case picked up a 3.78 GPA as a grad student earning a master’s in Administration of Justice/Criminal Behavior. Hoesli-Atkins also earned a 3.78 as a junior in Sports Management. Webster is carrying a 3.50 GPA in her first year obtaining her M.S. in Administration of Human Services.

Representing the 2012 CACC South Division Regular Season Champion volleyball team was two-year honorees Brittany Biddle, Ann Marie Scarfo, Katie Shorter and Nicole Wiechecki.

Biddle lead all Wildcats with a 4.0 GPA in Elementary Education, previously becoming the second Wilmington student-athlete to be named a Capital One Academic All-American in school history. Scarfo was not far behind, as she carries a 3.95 GPA in Psychology as a junior. Wiechecki was named to the team for the second year in a row for holding a 3.77 GPA in Sports Management while Shorter, named the 2012 CACC Volleyball Player of the Year, holds a 3.73 cumulative GPA in Criminal Justice.

Representing the Wilmington women’s cross country team was two-time honoree SaraBeth Oppermann and first year honoree Althea Davidson.

Davidson, a sophomore runner who won the CACC Tournament Championship by over a minute, placed fifth at the Northeast Regional Tournament and 130th at the NCAA Division II National Tournament, carries a 3.86 GPA in Media Design for her first All-Academic honor. Oppermann holds a 3.68 cumulative GPA in Behavioral Sciences, earning her second CACC All-Academic honor.

Across the CACC, thirty-one student-athletes were named to the team for the third time in their careers while one student-athlete was named CACC All-Academic for the fourth time and 64 others appear as repeat selections. Women’s soccer tallied the most All-Academic selections by sport with 58 overall, while volleyball registered 37, women’s cross country recorded 23, men’s soccer had 23, women’s tennis totaled 21 and men’s cross country added nine.


2012 Wilmington University CACC Fall All-Academic Team

Women’s Soccer:
*Rachel Burley – 3.81, Jr., Computer & Network Security
#Liz Case – 3.78, Gr., M.S. Administration of Justice/Criminal Behavior
*Jordanne Hoesli-Atkins – 3.78, Jr., Sports Management
#Amanda Walters – 3.71, Sr., Criminal Justice
Kory Webster – 3.50, Gr., M.S. Administration of Human Services

*Brittany Biddle – 4.0, Jr., Elementary Education: K-6
*Ann Marie Scarfo – 3.95, Jr., Psychology
*Katie Shorter – 3.73, Jr., Criminal Justice
*Nicole Wiechecki – 3.77, Sr., Sports Management

Women’s Cross Country:
Althea Davidson – 3.86, So., Media Design
*SaraBeth Oppermann – 3.68, Jr., Behavioral Sciences

# - 3-Time Selection
* - 2-Time Selection