January 17, 2012

Twenty-one Philadelphia University student-athletes named to the CACC Fall All-Academic Team

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Philadelphia University had 21 of its student-athletes named to the 2011 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Fall All-Academic Team that was released Tuesday by the conference office.

The 21 student-athletes on this year’s team is a 10 student-athlete improvement over last year’s total of 11. Philadelphia tied for second, with Goldey-Beacom, for the most student-athletes on the 2011 CACC Fall All-Academic Team—Holy Family had 22 student-athletes.

Leading the Rams on the all-Academic team are three-time honorees Alex Null (men’s soccer), Erin Walter (women’s soccer), Julie Niblock (volleyball), Tyler Dye (men’s cross country) and Brittany Villa (women’s tennis).

Men’s soccer’s Sean Crossland and women’s soccer’s Maura Kasierski are on the team for the second time.

Making the squad for the first time are: Kyle Ferrier (men’s soccer), Alexsander Surabischwili (men’s soccer), Dana Rokoszak (women’s soccer), Kelli Kowalewski (women’s soccer), Nicole Van Bourgondien (women’s soccer), Tierney Carabba (women’s soccer), Brittany Olson (volleyball), Heather Martin (volleyball), Zachary Garman (men’s cross country), Chelsea Attaway (women’s cross country), Christina Wetzel (women’s cross country), Meghan McAdorey (women’s cross country), Elizabeth Verbits (women’s tennis) and Isabela Espinosa Da Villa (women’s tennis).

In order to be named to the CACC Fall All-Academic team, recipients must have participated in a CACC-Championship sport in the fall. 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 fall semester.

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