News Release

Daniel Lauletta, Coordinator of Sports Info
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Wilmington University Represented by 15 Student-Athletes on 2013 CACC Spring All-Academic Teams

Monday, June 10, 2013 - New Haven, Conn.

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Fifteen Wilmington University student-athletes continued to perform diligently outside of their respective sports through the spring season and were named to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Spring All-Academic Team.

A total of 120 student-athletes from the 14 conference schools across five different sports have earned a place on the list, which is13 more than in 2012.  The 120 Spring student-athletes represents a record number of all-academic team honorees since the conference began sponsoring the program in 2004-2005.

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.

The baseball team had six student-athletes who earned All-Academic honors to lead Wilmington University’s four spring sports. The baseball team was led by three-time honoree Brandon Payne while Nick Marics and Jamie Treml were named CACC All-Academic for the second time in their careers. Joe El-Bisi, James Fallers, and Justin Risko each earned their first All-Academic honors as well.

The softball and women’s lacrosse teams each had four student-athletes representing Wilmington University, led by three-time honorees Brooke Berger and Katie Warrington from softball and Liz Case from the women’s lacrosse team. Lacrosse’s Rachel Burley is a two-time honoree while Alison Kern and Brittany Rhodes were also named. Rounding out the softball team were first year honoree’s Chelsea Botsch and Shelby Thompson.

Jerry Temple earned his first academic honor after being the only Wildcat golfer to earn CACC All-Academic for 2013.

Twenty-five student-athletes across the CACC were named to the team for the third time in their careers. Thirty-four others were repeat selections. Sixty-one student-athletes earned All-Academic honors for the first time in their careers.  Softball had the most All-Academic selections by sport with 46 overall, while baseball registered 28, women’s lacrosse tallied 23, men’s golf totaled 13 and men’s tennis added 10.


Wilmington University’s 2013 CACC Spring All-Academic

# - 3-time honoree
* - 2-time honoree

# Brooke Berger – Sr., Ridley Park, Pa. – 3.94 gpa – Elementary Education: K-6
Chelsea Botsch – So., Smyrna, Del. – 3.77 gpa – Psychology
Shelby Thompson – Sr., Newark, Del. – 3.64 gpa – Psychology
# Katie Warrington – Sr., Townsend, Del. – 3.99 gpa – Sports Management

Joe El-Bisi – Sr., Gainsville, Va. – 3.75 gpa – Criminal Justice
James Fallers – So., New Castle, Del. – 3.66 gpa – Criminal Justice
* Nick Marics – Jr., Edinsboro, N.J. – 3.61 gpa – Sports Management
# Brandon Payne, Sr., New Castle, Del. – 3.59 gpa – Criminal Justice
Justin Risko, Sr., Pottstown, Pa. – 3.78 gpa – Sports Management
* Jamie Treml, Jr., Newark, Del. – 3.62 gpa – Business Management

Women’s Lacrosse:
* Rachel Burley – Jr., Kingsville, Md. – 3.79 gpa – Computer & Network Security
# Elizabeth Case – Gr., Perry Hall, Md. – 3.83 gpa – M.S. Administration of Justice – Criminal Behavior
Alison Kern – Jr., Middletown, Del. – 3.68 gpa – Elementary Education: K-6
Brittany Rhodes – Sr., Baltimore, Md. – 3.54 gpa – Behavioral Science

Jerry Temple – Jr., Newark, Del. – 3.53 gpa – Accounting