Philadelphia University lands 23 on CACC Spring All-Academic Team

Philadelphia University lands 23 on CACC Spring All-Academic Team

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Philadelphia University had 23 student-athletes earn a place on the 2016 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Spring All-Academic Team that was released by the conference office Friday.

The softball team led the way for the Rams with eight student-athletes on the All-Academic team. Women's lacrosse and women's track recorded four honorees each.

Golf had three student-athletes on the squad—including CACC Top XV Award winner Nicholas Nguyen).

Baseball placed two on the team, while men's track and men's tennis had one honoree each.

Of the 23 honorees, five are on the Spring All-Academic Team for the third time: softball's Mollie Burrell, Renee Kakareka, and Kasia Smith; golf's Dan Carpenter; and women's track's Emilie Barton. Softball's Gianna Bliss, Gabrielle Brown, Megan Letos, and Shannon Weaver and women's lacrosse's Alyssa Matthews and Liz Mower are all two-time honorees.

In order to be named to the CACC Spring All-Academic team, an athlete 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.

Philadelphia University finished the 2015-16 academic year with 56 student-athletes earning a place on a CACC All-Academic Team.

2016 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Spring All-Academic Team
Name Sport Major
Emilie Barton** Women's Track      Business
Gianna Bliss* Softball Mechanical Engineering
Gabrielle Brown* Softball Health Sciences
Mollie Burrell** Softball Health Sciences
Dan Carpenter** Golf
Maddie Conway Women's Track  
Anne Cully Women's Lacrosse
Health Sciences
Sean DiBlasio Men's Tennis Law and Society
Alec Fixl Men's Track 
Renee Kakareka** Softball Industrial Engineering
Dan Klusman Baseball Business
Megan Letos* Softball Animation
Peter Mahal Golf Mechanical Engineering
Jaid Mark Women's Lacrosse Psychology
Alyssa Matthews* Women's Lacrosse
Health Sciences
David McTaggart Baseball Business
Liz Mower* Women's Lacrosse Fashion Merchandising & Management
Nicholas Nguyen Golf Engineering
Erin Raup Women's Track Architecture
Kasia Smith** Softball Health Sciences
Katy Sullivan Softball Health Sciences
Stephanie Watson Women's Track Industrial Design
Shannon Weaver Softball Occupational Therapy

** - Three time honoree
* - Two time honoree