Buzzards Bay, MA --- 50 Worcester State student-athletes have been named to the 2011-12 MASCAC Winter All-Academic Team as announced by Media Relations Director Jim Seavey. 320 total student-athletes were named by the conference as the Lancers had the third-most student-athletes earn the prestigious accolade.
To be named to the all-academic squad a student-athlete must have achieved a 3.20 cumulative or semester based grade point average during the fall semester. The MASCAC now honors its student-athletes for their achievements in the classroom on three occasions during the course of the academic year in fall, winter and spring.
"We are proud of the academic success of our student-athletes on both the playing field and in the classroom," said Director of Athletics Sue Chapman.
Westfield State had the most with 91 followed by Bridgewater State who tallied 71. Among Worcster State student-athletes, the women's indoor track team had 23 of its 44 members honored and the women's basketball team had seven of its 14 members earn conference all-academic laurels.
The nations oldest men's and women's Division III conference, the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference is comprised of eight NCAA Division III member institutions: Bridgewater State, Fitchburg State, Framingham State, MCLA, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Salem State, Westfield State and Worcester State while UMass Dartmouth and Plymouth State affiliate in the sport of ice hockey.