A total of 792 student-athletes have been honored by the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference with selection to the league’s Winter/Spring 2019 All-Academic Team, which was released this week by Commissioner Angela Baumann.
Student-athletes who compete in championship varsity sports offered by each of the MASCAC institutions during the course of the winter and spring 2019 athletic season and have achieved a 3.20 cumulative or semester-based grade point average during the semester are eligible for selection to the team. Mass Maritime is represented by 73 student-athletes from seven sports with the most representatives, 21, coming from the mixed track and field team.
The representative Buccaneer student-athletes hail from 13 different states (Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania) and Puerto Rico.
“I want to commend all the MASCAC student-athletes for earning a spot on the 2019 Winter/Spring MASCAC All-Academic Team,” Ms. Baumann said. “The achievements of our student-athletes in the classroom is the cornerstone of the MASCAC. Seeing them succeed in both the classroom and field of play is a testament to their hard work throughout the year.”
The Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference, the nation’s oldest Division III men’s and women’s playing conference, has a rich and storied tradition of competitive success while celebrating excellence in the classroom. MASCAC member schools include Bridgewater State University, Fitchburg State University, Framingham State University, MCLA, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Salem State University, Westfield State University and Worcester State University. Two other institutions, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Plymouth State University, are affiliate members of the conference in the sports of football and men’s ice hockey, while Western Connecticut State University joined the conference as a football affiliate member in 2013.
Information provided by Massachusetts Maritime Sports Information Director Joseph Malkin.