BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- Eighty-three Bridgewater State University student-athletes have been honored by the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) with selection to the league’s Winter 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 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 placed the most student-athletes on the Winter 2017-2018 MASCAC All-Academic Team with 101 total. Worcester State University followed with 84, while Bridgewater State checks in at third with 83. Fitchburg State University is fourth with 56 and Salem State University is fifth with 39 student-athletes on the team.
“I want to applaud all of the student-athletes who were named to the MASCAC Winter 2018 All-Academic team,” Commissioner Baumann said. “Success in the classroom is as important as success on the playing field and our student-athletes exemplify that as shown by the number of them on this team.”
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.