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Three Wilmington University Women’s Basketball Student-Athletes Earn a Spot on CACC Winter All-Academic Team

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - New Haven, Conn.

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Junior Taylor Carter. Copyright 014; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.



Junior Jennifer Carr. Copyright 014; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.



Senior Allison McDonald. Copyright 2014; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.

The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference has introduced its All-Academic Team for the 2013-14 winter athletic season and three Wilmington University women’s basketball student-athletes earned a place on the list, which was released on Tuesday by the conference office.

There was a record total of 37 student-athletes from the 14 conference schools that earned a place on the list, which is the largest number of winter sport student-athletes named to the league’s all-academic teams since the honor was established in 2004-05.

In order to be named to the CACC All-Academic Team, recipients must have participated in a CACC Championship sport in the winter. 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 have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 or higher through the winter semester.

Senior Allison McDonald led the trio of Wildcat student-athletes on the list, earning a 3.7 cumulative grade point average as a Behavioral Science major. Junior Jennifer Carr calculated a 3.63 grade point average while junior Taylor Carter tallied a 3.53 grade point average, both as Sports Management Majors.

The three led the Wildcats on the court to a 7-19 overall record and a 4-15 mark inside the CACC. Carr led the team by averaging 6.8 rebounds per contest, scoring 3.4 points per game, making 19 starts. Carter led the team with 56 assists on the season, averaging 4.8 points per game while making 12 starts. McDonald led the defense with 21 blocked shots on the year, averaging 3.0 rebounds and 2.3 points per game, making 13 starts.

Six student-athletes were named to the team for the third time in their careers, including Bloomfield College senior Kevin Udo; Dominican College senior Johnathan Brown, Holy Family University seniors Carolyne Heston and Mary Ellen McCollum, Philadelphia University senior Megan Finn and Post University senior Raven Wright-James.  Eleven others student-athletes were repeat selections including: Philadelphia junior Nick Schlitzer, Chestnut Hill College senior Annie Farrow, Concordia juniors Mariah Berry and Alyssa Dawson, Felician junior Ashley Morris, Holy Family juniors Regan Jewell and Sarah Pawlak, Philadelphia senior Courtney Overholt and juniors Najah Jacobs and Monica Schacker and University of the Sciences junior Jessica Sylvester.