--- A total of 299 student-athletes from Chicagoland Collegiate
Athletic Conference member schools have been named to their respective
spring sport all-academic teams, it was announced by the league office
on Friday morning. The total is an increase of 37 student-athletes from
the previous year when 262 individuals were recognized in the eight
spring sports – baseball, men's and women's golf, softball, men's and
women's tennis and men's and women's outdoor track & field.
Nazarene University claimed the most representatives with 71 Tiger
student-athletes being awarded, bolstered by league-best numbers in the
sports of men's golf (four), women's golf (five), women's outdoor track
& field (19) and men's outdoor track & field (21). The 21
awardees in the latter sport also represented the most for any spring
Placing second behind Olivet Nazarene was University of St.
Francis with 61 honorees. Saint teams topped the charts in the sports
of baseball (10), men's tennis
(four) and women's tennis (eight).
finishing among the top five were Cardinal Stritch University (27
recipients), Robert Morris University (25) and Saint Xavier University
(24). Cardinal Stritch boasted the most softball recipients among
conference members with 10.
Other schools with as many as 10
honorees across the eight sports were Trinity Christian College (21),
Judson University (17), Calumet College of St. Joseph (16) and Roosevelt
Rounding out the list were Holy Cross College,
Purdue University Calumet and Trinity International University with six
recipients each and Purdue University North Central with four.
the eight sports, both baseball and women's outdoor track & field
had the most selections with 60 each. Softball had the biggest increase
in recipients from the previous year, going from 39 to 56.
Seven of the 299 awardees maintained a perfect 4.00 cumulative grade point
average with 68 selections being repeat choices and another 49 earning
the designation for the third year in a row.
To be nominated for
the award, a student-athlete must have been enrolled at his/her
respective CCAC school for a minimum of one academic year, have
completed at least 30 semester hours and boast no less than a 3.25
cumulative grade point average.