ARLINGTON, Va. - Though it was a successful year for most teams on their respective fields of play, it was even more of a successful year in the classroom for Marymount athletics. A record percentage of athletes were named to the CAC All-Academic team, and countless student-athletes made their way onto the ECAC Spring Academic and President's Honor Rolls.
With all put two sports for the Saints in the Capital Athletic Conference, coming out to a total of 221 student-athletes for the year, Marymount placed 108 on the All-Academic team, just two shy of the school's record. However, with just a slight lower amount of student-athletes in the calculation, the percentage went up this year, landing 48.9 percent on the team, a new high for Marymount. The percentage was good enough to place the Saints in third of the 11 total schools on the team.
Student-athletes in one or more CAC championship sports that attain a 3.20 grade point average (GPA) for the academic year earn a spot on the All-Academic team. A total of 46.6% of CAC student-athletes posted a 3.20 GPA this year (1,515 of 3,247), a new record for the conference.
It was also a record-setting spring for the ECAC in terms of academic achievement, as they announced the Academic and President's Honor Roll for the Spring 2018 semester. A total of 8,026 student-athletes are recognized for their academic achievements for the Spring 2018 semester. 3,378 student-athletes were named to the Academic Honor Roll, achieving a GPA of 3.2-3.59 and 4,267 student-athletes were named to the President's Honor Roll, boasting a 3.6 GPA or better for the term.
Marymount had 31 student-athletes earn a spot on the Academic Honor Roll, while more impressively placed 42 on the President's Honor Roll. Leading the way on the President's Honor Roll were women's basketball (9) and baseball (7), while men's basketball, men's lacrosse, swimming, women's lacrosse, and men's volleyball were all well represented.
Criteria for the spring academic honor rolls require student-athletes to be of sophomore status or higher that compete in the sports of baseball, softball, basketball, lacrosse, swimming & diving and track & field.