Owls receive high marks from MASCAC

WESTFIELD – A total of 341 student-athletes have been honored by the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference with selection to the league’s Winter 2012-13 All-Academic Team that was released earlier today by Commissioner Angela Baumann.
Westfield State University placed the most student-athletes on the Winter 2012-13 MASCAC All-Academic Team with 97 total, while Bridgewater State University (62), Fitchburg State University (52) and Worcester State University (52) followed.
Student-athletes who compete in championship varsity sports offered by each of the nine MASCAC institutions during the course of the Winter 2012-13 athletic season and have achieved a 3.20 cumulative or semester-based grade point average during the Fall 2012 semester are eligible for selection to the Winter All-Academic Team.
“I want to congratulate all nine schools on having such a tremendous number of student-athletes honored on the Winter MASCAC All-Academic Team,” Commissioner Baumann said of this year’s squad. “The commitment to the all-around development of our student-athletes both in the classroom and in competition is something that our schools take great pride in, and the success that MASCAC student-athletes have achieved in the classroom is testament to that commitment.”
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 will join the conference as an affiliate member in football beginning in 2013-14.

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