Campion, Hackett named to CAC Silver Anniversary Team

Campion, Hackett named to CAC Silver Anniversary Team

YORK, Pa. In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Capital Athletic Conference, the league announced the women's basketball Silver Anniversary Team on Tuesday, and Salisbury University had two student-athletes named to the team.

Since joining the CAC in 1994, the Sea Gulls have accumulated a 184-106 record in the league, winning three-consecutive conference titles from 2000-'03. In the 20-year span, Salisbury has had the pleasure of seeing three CAC Players of the Year and four Rookies of the Year don the maroon and gold uniform, while claiming Coach of the Year three times. Throughout the years, the Gulls have placed 28 players on the All-CAC team, 16 of which were first-team honors.

Playing for Salisbury from 1999-2003, Amy Campion put together quite a resume, becoming one of the most decorated players in program history. Sitting atop the career leaders for points, Campion finished her four-year stint with 1,938 points, almost 400 points ahead of the second highest in program history. Not only could she score, she also found her teammates quite often along with incredible defense on the other side of the court, as the Bowie, Maryland native ranks third in assists (472), first in steals (420), and fifth in rebounds (984). Campion was a three-time All-CAC honoree, while earning the league's Rookie of the Year her freshman season and tabbed Player of the Year in her final two years. She is also the only player in program history to claim first-team All-American accolades twice, earning the recognition her junior and senior season.

The second Salisbury honoree is the only student-athlete to make the Silver Anniversary Team while still playing, as Anna Hackett is in her final season with the Sea Gulls. Since entering Salisbury in 2011, Hackett has already left a mark in the program record book. Sitting 10th in all-time scoring with 1,265 points, the Germantown, Maryland native crossed the 1,000-point threshold in the first half of her junior season. She also is currently fifth in program history in assists with 394, already dishing off 10 helpers in the first two games this season. Since her freshman season, Hackett has earned All-CAC three times, twice on first team, while collecting Rookie of the Year her freshman season. At the conclusion of her sophomore and junior seasons, she also was placed on the All-Region team.

To view the complete Silver Anniversary release, click here.

About the CAC Silver Anniversary Teams 

The CAC Silver Anniversary Teams will be announced early in the regular-season for each respective sport. Each Silver Anniversary Team honoree will receive a commemorative gift from the conference, and many will be recognized by their institution/alma mater at some time during the academic year.

The University of Mary Washington, a charter member of the CAC, led the conference with 153 current and former student-athletes on the Silver Anniversary Teams, including 40 in men's and women's tennis combined. Salisbury University, which joined the CAC in the 1994-95 athletic season, was second with 121 Silver Anniversary Team honorees. CAC charter members York College of Pa. (59) and St. Mary's College of Md. (35) were next in line for most Silver Anniversary Team honorees.

The CAC was organized as a six-team affiliation in 1989 and began championship competition with the winter sports during the 1990-91 season. Membership changes in the last decade ultimately created a 10-team conference that has become one of the strongest in NCAA Division III.

CAC teams have won 18 national team championships, and dozens of other teams have finished in among the top four in NCAA Division III competition.

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