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Daniel Lauletta, Coordinator of Sports Info
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Wilmington University Places 19 Student-Athletes on the 2014 CACC Spring All-Academic Team

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - New Haven, Conn.

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The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) introduced its All-Academic Team for the 2014 Spring athletic season today, and 19 Wilmington University student-athletes from all four spring sports earned a place on the list.

A total of 154 student-athletes from the 14 conference schools across six different sports have earned a place on the list, which is 34 more than in 2013.  The 154 Spring student-athletes represents a record number of all-academic team honorees since the conference began sponsoring the program in 2004-2005.  The average grade point average for the student-athletes that qualified for the list was 3.70.

The honored Wildcats were highlighted by three-time honorees Jamie Treml, Nick Marics, and Rachel Burley. Chelsea Botsch and Ali Kern are two-time honorees while the remaining 14 student-athletes are on the list for spring sports for the first time in their careers.

Among Wilmington sports, the baseball team collected the most student-athletes with nine players representing the team. Women’s lacrosse added five student-athletes to the list while softball picked up four players for the list. Golf rounded out the CACC All-Academic Team for Wilmington with a single honoree.

In addition to Treml (3.66 GPA) and Marics (3.60), the baseball team was represented by juniors Jay Kluka (3.59), Josh Swirchak (3.57), Ryan Douglas (3.73), and Sam Goines (3.81), and sophomores Chris Lopez (3.64), and Mike Annone (3.85).

In addition to Burley (4.00 GPA) and Kern (3.70), the women’s lacrosse team was represented by graduate student Penelope Fantis (3.59), senior Brittany Rhodes (3.53), and junior Ashley Kroll (3.52).

In addition to Botsch (3.51 GPA), the softball team was represented by junior Kelsey Doherty (3.85), and sophomores Ashley Bennett (3.52), and Miranda Pedersen (3.57).

Sophomore Andreas Lunding finished with a 3.57 grade point average to headline the golf team for the All-Academic Team.

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. Ninety-five student-athletes earned All-Academic honors for the first time. Softball had the most All-Academic selections by sport with 49 overall, while baseball registered 37, women’s lacrosse tallied 29, women’s track and field followed with 22, men’s golf totaled 10 and men’s tennis added seven.

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.


2014 CACC Spring All-Academic Team

Chris Lopez, So., Sports Management, 3.64 GPA
Jamie Treml#, Jr., Business Management, 3.66 GPA
Jay Kluka, Jr., Criminal Justice, 3.59 GPA
Josh Swirchak, Jr., Sports Management, 3.57 GPA
Mike Annone, So., Sports Management, 3.85 GPA
Nick Marics#, Sr., Sports Management, 3.60 GPA
Peter Monahan, So., Accounting & Finance, 3.72 GPA
Ryan Douglas, Jr., Criminal Justice, 3.73 GPA
Sam Goines, Jr., Business Finance, 3.81 GPA

Andreas Lunding, So., Business Management, 3.57 GPA

Ashley Bennett, So., Mid-Level Education: 6-8, 3.52 GPA
Chelsea Botsch*, Jr., Psychology, 3.52 GPA
Kelsey Doherty, Jr., Elementary Education: K-6, 3.85 GPA
Miranda Pedersen, So., Communications, 3.57 GPA

Women’s Lacrosse:
Ali Kern*, Sr., Elementary Education: K-6, 3.70 GPA
Ashley Kroll, Jr., Elementary Education: K-6, 3.52 GPA
Brittany Rhodes, Sr., General Studies, 3.53 GPA
Penelope Fantis, Gr., MBA Health Care Administration, 3/59 GPA
Rachel Burley#, Gr., MS Homeland Security, 4.00

* = Two-Time Honoree
# = Three-Time Honoree