GOUCHER PLACES 112 ON CAC ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMSchool Leads in Percentage of Student-Athletes Being Recognized
June 8, 2007
ST. MARY'S CITY, MD - Goucher concluded its 16-year affiliation with the Capital Athletic Conference as the leader in percentage of student-athletes who made the league's 2006-07 All-Academic Team, which was unveiled today.
Of the 202 student-athletes from Goucher who were competitors in good standing in one or more of the sports which are sponsored by the CAC, 112 of them earned All-Academic recognition from the conference by achieving a grade point average of 3.2 or higher for the entire academic year. The 2006-07 All-Academic Team contained the names of 942 student-athletes from the 10 member institutions.
York placed the most student-athletes - a total of 161 - on the All-Academic Team. Salisbury (148) and Catholic (116) also finished with more All-Academic performers than Goucher.
But percentage-wise, Goucher out-performed the other nine institutions with 55.45 percent of its eligible student-athletes making the team. St. Mary's (Md.) came in second at 48.62 percent and the overall conference-wide percentage was 40.97 percent.
Players from Goucher's field hockey team who made the 2006-07 CAC All-Academic Team included Courtney Conklin (Ellicott City, MD/Centennial), Marissa Copan (Golden, CO/Golden), Laura Groomes (Pittsburgh, PA/Fox Chapel Area), Aline Haddad (Bangor, PA/Bangor), Kelsey Havens (Catonsville, MD/Catonsville), Debra Lenik (Woodstown, NJ/Westtown School), Jen Madera (Lusby, MD/Patuxent), Danielle Marks (Dover, PA/Dover Area), Alyssa Rittenburg (Burlington, MA/Burlington), Gia Thomas (Pittsburgh, PA/Fox Chapel Area), Cecily White (Poughkeepsie, NY/Arlington) and Jessica Wurbacher (Lutherville, MDTowson).
"It's a good feeling to leave the CAC as the recognized leader in academic values," said Geoffrey Miller, Director of Physical Education and Athletics at Goucher. "In fact, we've led in this category three of the past four years. I certainly believe this conveys the fact that, at Goucher, we place the highest priority on the overall quality of the educational experience of our student-athletes."
Goucher, which has been a member of the CAC since 1991-92, begins its first season in the new Landmark Conference starting this fall.