BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- Fifty-six Bridgewater State University student-athletes have been honored by the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) with selection to the league’s Winter 2015-2016 All-Academic Team that was released today by Commissioner Angela Baumann.
Student-athletes that compete in championship varsity sports offered by each of the MASCAC institutions during the course of the Winter 2015-2016 athletic season, and have achieved a 3.20 cumulative or semester-based grade point average during the semester, are eligible for selection to the Winter All-Academic Team.
Westfield State University finished with the most student-athletes on the Winter 2016 MASCAC All-Academic Team with 93 total, while Worcester State University (66), Fitchburg State University (64), Bridgewater State and Salem State University (37) followed.
“I want to congratulate all the MASCAC student-athletes who were named to the Winter MASCAC All-Academic Team,” Commissioner Baumann said. “The success of our student-athletes in the classroom compliments their success on the playing field and this list exemplifies that accomplishment.”
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 joined the conference as a football affiliate member in 2013.