YORK, Pa. – Salisbury University placed 181 student-athletes on the 2011-12 Capital Athletic Conference All-Academic Team to lead the league in selections, the conference announced on Tuesday.
For the first time since at least the 2006 season, Salisbury claimed the top spot over second-place York (Pa.) College (176 selections).
To be named to the team, student-athletes must have a grade-point average of 3.2 or higher for the academic year while participating in one or more of the conference's 21 championship sports. Salisbury had 45.6 percent of its student-athletes named to the team to rank second in the CAC in that category. St. Mary's (Md.) College placed 50.7 percent of its student-athletes (153 of 302) on the team to lead the league in total percentage. The Sea Gulls' percentage of student-athletes which gained a spot on the team rose 4.0 percent from a year ago with 14 additional selections.
With 1,109 named to the team across the conference, it marks the fourth consecutive season the number of student-athletes named to the team has increased and second straight year over 1,000 have been a part of the team.
Salisbury won 12 CAC championships this season to claim the Richard C. Cook All-Sports Award for the 10th time. The Sea Gulls also won the Women's Commissioners Award and tied for the men's honor with York.
Click here to view the full 2011-12 CAC All-Academic Team, including the Salisbury honorees.