Westfield, Mass. — A total of 674 student-athletes have been honored by the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference with selection to the league’s Fall 2015 All-Academic Team that was released earlier 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 Fall 2015 athletic season and have achieved a 3.20 cumulative or semester-based grade point average during the semester are eligible for selection to the Fall All-Academic Team.
Westfield State University placed the most student-athletes on the Fall 2015 MASCAC All-Academic Team with 131 total, while Worcester State University (106), Bridgewater State University (90), Fitchburg State University (68) and Massachusetts Maritime Academy (64) followed.
“I want to congratulate all the MASCAC student-athletes on another solid showing on the Fall MASCAC All-Academic Team, Commissioner Baumann said of this year’s honorees. “The success of our student-athletes shows the importance of not only athletics but academics which is the cornerstone of the MASCAC and Division III philosophy."
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.