BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- Seventy-One Bridgewater State University student-athletes have been honored by the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) with selection to the league’s Winter 2011-2012 All-Academic Team that was released by MASCAC Commissioner Angela Baumann.
Student-athletes that compete in championship varsity sports offered by each of the nine MASCAC institutions during the course of the recently completed winter sports season, and have achieved a 3.20 cumulative or semester-based grade point average during the most recent academic semester, are eligible for selection to the Winter All-Academic Team.
Westfield State University placed the most student-athletes on the Winter 2011-2012 MASCAC All-Academic Team with 91, while Bridgewater State and Worcester State University (50) followed.
“I want to congratulate all eight member 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, Baumann added, "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 sport of men’s ice hockey.