The Presidents Council of the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) proudly announced the addition of Penn State Harrisburg as a full member of the conference, beginning July 1, 2013. Penn State Harrisburg is the third institution, along with Christopher Newport University and Southern Virginia University, to join the CAC for the 2013-14 academic year.
The Capital Athletic Conference announced that a record of 1,109 student-athletes were named to the 2011-12 All-Academic Team. It is the second-straight year that more than 1,000 student-athletes, representing nine member institutions and 21 championship sports, were named to the conference’s All-Academic Team and the fourth-straight year the total number of honorees increased. Student-athletes in one or more CAC championship sports that attain a 3.20 grade point average (GPA) for the academic year earn a spot on the All-Academic team. Nearly 40% of CAC student-athletes posted a 3.20 GPA this year (1,109 out of 2,822 student-athletes, 39.3%).
Membership in Wesley College's Athletic Hall of Fame will expand from 96 to 110 when 14 newly-elected members are inducted in a ceremony on Homecoming Weekend on October 12 at the Schwartz Center for the Arts.
The Presidents Council of the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) proudly announced Monday the addition of Southern Virginia University as full members of the conference, beginning July 1, 2013. Southern Virginia, which received notification last week of its approved regional accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), will join the CAC as a full member at the same time as Christopher Newport University, which announced its membership intentions in April. Southern Virginia also anticipates being promoted by the NCAA Division III Membership Committee from its current exploratory year to Division III Provisional Membership status later this summer.
The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced its Capital One Academic All-American teams and senior Jennifer Houghton claimed cross country/track & field third-team honors. This marks the 19th Academic All-American for Salisbury University since 2001, and the first for a cross country/track & field student-athlete.
When the weather begins to turn cooler, thoughts around a college campus turn to Homecoming, and one of the highlights of Salisbury University’s Homecoming Weekend is the Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The 2012 Hall of Fame class will honor three members, who will be inducted this October. Former student-athletes Erik Miller, Lisa Neylan and Michael Svehla, will bring the Hall of Fame’s total number to 117, on October 12.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland Director of Athletics and Recreation Scott Devine announced Tuesday afternoon that Brian Wolcott ’05 (Silver Spring, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) and Julio Zarate ’04 (Germantown, Md./Watkins Mills) will constitute St. Mary’s Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2012.
With two national championships and NCAA championship tournament appearances by eight other teams, Salisbury University finished the 2011-12 academic year as one of the top teams in Division III athletics as the National Association of College Directors of Athletics released the final standings for the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. Salisbury placed 13th this year, one of the highest finishes for the Sea Gulls in the Cup’s 17-year history.
Marymount University senior All-American Swimmer Anna Macedonia (Arlington, Va./Bishop O’Connell) was selected by the Capital Athletic Conference Directors of Athletics as the conference’s 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year program candidate.
St. Mary’s College (Md.) junior women’s soccer defender Kira Schwartz (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) was selected by the Capital Athletic Conference Senior Woman Administrators for the 2011-12 CAC Unsung Hero Award.
St. Mary’s College (Md.) senior men’s lacrosse All-American Peter Windsor (Towson, Md./St. Paul’s) was selected by the Capital Athletic Conference athletic directors and sports information directors as the 2011-12 Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Marymount University women’s swimming All-American Anna Macedonia (Arlington, Va./Bishop O’Connell) was selected by the Capital Athletic Conference athletic directors and sports information directors as the 2011-12 CAC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Frostburg State junior field hockey goalie Maggie Edwards and Marymount senior honorable mention All-American swimmer Anna Macedonia were named to the 2012 Capital One Women's At-Large Academic All-America team.
On Wednesday, April 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., student-athletes and coaches from the Stevenson athletics department volunteered at the Carroll County Special Olympics held at Winters Mill High School.
Salisbury University put together one of the most complete athletic seasons in CAC history, winning 12 titles and finishing second three times in 21 championship sports on the way to winning the 2012 Richard C. Cook All-Sports Award. The Sea Gulls totaled 205.00 total points - the first time a team has reached the 200-point plateau in CAC history - to win its seventh-straight Richard C. Cook All-Sports Award. It is the 10th time since 1998-99 that Salisbury has won the all-sports title.
Three CAC women student-athletes, including Frostburg State's Maggie Edwards, Marymount's Anna Macedonia and Wesley's Tristin Burris, were named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District At-Large team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Marymount University inducted its seventh Athletics Hall of Fame class on Saturday, May 12. Four former Saints standouts were enshrined, including men’s lacrosse’s Matt Murray, women’s lacrosse’s Rachel Sybor, women’s basketball’s Violaine Romans-Murray and multi-sport athlete Patty Wimsatt Myler.
Sophomore Adria Graham and junior Ryan Russell captured the Female and Male Athlete of the Year awards, respectively, at the 2011-12 Frostburg State University Athletics Awards Banquet held last night in Bobcat Arena.
The St. Mary’s College of Maryland Department of Athletics and Recreation celebrated the 2011-12 academic year on Tuesday night with the annual athletics reception. Each of the Seahawks’ 17 varsity teams as well as college administrators and athletics staff attended the event.
Ken Tyler has been named as the new Director of Athletics at the University of Mary Washington. Tyler comes to UMW after serving as Director of Athletics at West Virginia Wesleyan College, an NCAA Division II school, in Buckhannon, W.V. Tyler replaces Dr. Edward Hegmann, who will retire from the University after 36 years in June.
Student-athletes from the Frostburg State University department of athletics recently participated in the 2012 oneShirt National Collegiate Clothing Challenge and collected over 530 pounds of clothing.
Five members make up the 2012 Frostburg State University Hall of Fame class that will be inducted at the annual dinner and ceremony on Friday, October 19, 2012, as part of the Leadership and Homecoming Weekend festivities. The Bobcat Hall of Fame now boasts a total of 175 members.
University of Mary Washington seniors Megan DeSmit and Marina Frano have been named as the 2012 UMW Female Scholar-Athletes of the Year, while senior Chris Marino was named as the Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
The Hood College athletic department welcomed 23 new inductees and six returning honorees into the 2012 class of Chi Alpha Sigma, the nation's first scholar-athlete honor society, in a ceremony at the Coblentz Seminar Room Sunday.
A total of eight seniors and 15 juniors comprised the 2012 induction class, representing the fourth Hood College class to earn this prestigious honor. Inductees must maintain at least a 3.4 cumulative grade-point average as a junior or senior and have earned a varsity letter in their sport.
Salisbury University students and area residents will often run the paths around and through campus for recreation and to keep in shape. But they've never run through campus in a manner as they will have the opportunity to do so on Saturday, May 6 as the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will host the Salisbury Survivor 5K Challenge.
April Fool’s Day was a fun and joyful one but not for the typical shenanigans and pranks that occur on April 1st as the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Student-Athlete Advisory Committee put together an all-sports field day for Special Olympics Maryland – St. Mary’s County Chapter.
The Frostburg State University athletic department will help celebrate NCAA Division III Week with a host of activities that honor and celebrate the university's student-athletes. Division III Week is scheduled for April 9-15 and will run in conjunction with National Student-Athlete Day on April 6.
Here are 13 first-person feature stories and interviews, including the final one from Director of Athletics Scott Devine, compiled by the Athletic Department at St. Mary's College of Maryland to celebrate the inaugural NCAA Division III Week (Apr. 9-15, 2012). There are a few more to be published by the SMC Sports Information Office later this week ... they will be added here.
No, please, not one more question! I had a bus to catch but the students wouldn’t let me go. I quickly picked up my stuff, ran to my office, dumped it, grabbed my backpack, and darted for the exit. It was 12:15 and the bus was leaving at 12:20 sharp. Coach said they would leave without me (or anyone) because the team couldn’t be late for the game.
The Presidents Council of the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) proudly announced Wednesday the addition of Christopher Newport University (CNU) as a full member of the conference, beginning July 1, 2013. The first year of full competition will be the 2013-14 academic year. CNU, which competes in 19 of the 21 CAC Championship sports, will be immediately eligible for conference championships and NCAA Tournament opportunities.