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New Haven, Conn. (June 16, 2008) – Six student-athletes from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia were named to the 2008 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Spring All-Academic Team announced by the conference office. USP’s six athletes were among the 72 total student-athletes from 13 conference schools earning a place on the list.
To qualify for the honor, recipients must have maintained at least a 3.50 cumulative grade-point average, participated in a Spring CACC sport, and been at least a sophomore academically and athletically.
Four of the honored student-athletes are repeat selections. Leading the pack as a three-time honoree from the women’s softball team is senior Shannon Roth, of Mechanicsburg, PA. Roth, a designated hitter on the 2008 team that participated in the conference playoffs for the first time in seven years, recently completed her second professional year and fourth overall in the doctor of pharmacy program.
Two of Roth’s teammates from the women’s softball team earned honors for the second time: juniors Brittany Ebersole of Camp Hill, Pa and Ashley Tobin of Lititz, Pa. Ebersole, a third baseman on this year's team, is a third-year chemistry major. Tobin, also a third baseman, recently completed her first professional year and third overall in doctor of pharmacy program.
Rounding out this year's repeat honorees for USP is junior golfer Lauren Wallis, of Carbondale, Pa. Wallis just completed her first professional year and third overall in the doctor of pharmacy program.
First time honorees on this year's CACC Spring All-Academic Team include Peter McCauley of New Tripoli, Pa., and Erin Degnan of Doylestown, Pa. McCauley, a member of this year's baseball team, recently completed his third year of studies while pursuing a doctor of physical therapy degree. Degnan, a pitcher on USP's softball team, recently completed her second year of studies in the doctor of pharmacy program.
These six athletes will join five Devils already named to the 07-08 Fall and Winter CACC all-academic teams to give USP a total of 11 athletes earning CACC All-Academic honors this academic year. Since the CACC All-Academic program was instituted in the fall of 2005, a total of 39 student-athletes from the University of the Sciences have earned All-Academic honors. Twenty-six of these student-athletes are repeat honorees with nine having been honored three times and one (Shelby Rance, women’s basketball/women’s cross country) having been honored six times over the past three years.