NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Philadelphia University women's cross country team set a school record with nine student-athletes earning a place on the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Cross Country All-Academic Team.
Seniors Stephanie Watson (Newport, Vt./North Country Union), Jessica Thies (Mohrsville, Pa./Schuylkill Valley), and Naomi Scharf (Felton, Pa./Red Lion) earned a place on the all-academic team for the third time in their careers. Junior Maddie Conway (Glen Mills, Pa./Penncrest) is on the team for the second straight season.
Senior Victoria Frisbie (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn), junior Erin Raup (Danville, Pa./Danville), and sophomores Gypsy Blue Cooper (Holmdel, N.J./Holmdel), Victoria Hochuli (Rockville Centre, N.Y./Oceanside), and Maria Santangelo (Abington, Pa./AIM Academy) are first-time honorees.
Watson, Thies, and Frisbie were all named to the All-CACC Team during the season.
The nine Rams on the team, eclipsing the old mark of eight that was set last year, is the most in the CACC. The conference had 30 student-athletes make the squad.
In order to be named to the CACC Women's Cross Country All-Academic Team, recipients 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 spring or summer semester of 2016.
The Rams won the CACC championship for the seventh time in the last eight seasons, including the last three in a row, and finished seventh in the NCAA Division II East Region Championship.