Immaculata Receives 2013-2014 CSAC Academic Award
ASTON, Pa.: The Colonial States Athletic Conference has announced that Immaculata University is the 2013-14 recipient of the CSAC Institutional Academic Excellence Award. The award is given annually to the institution whose student-athletes, while competing in CSAC-sponsored sports, achieve the highest combined grade-point average for that academic year. The Mighty Macs earned the award by achieving a grade point average of 3.289 for the 2013-14 academic year.
“I am proud and happy that Immaculata’s scholar-athletes have been acknowledged for their academic success,” said Sister R. Patricia Fadden, President of Immaculata University. “They are serious about their courses and their sports and have worked hard for this recognition.”
For the 2013-14 year, 149 Immaculata student-athletes were named CSAC All-Academic, achieved by earning a grade point average of 3.20 or higher during their season of varsity competition. In addition, five Immaculata programs (field hockey, women’s soccer, baseball, women’s lacrosse and men’s tennis) were the recipients of the 2013-14 Team Academic Awards, which are given annually to each sports team whose student-athletes, while competing in conference-sponsored sports, achieve the highest combined grade point average.
“This is such a great honor for our student athletes and for Immaculata University,” said Immaculata University director of athletics Patty Canterino. “This is a testament to the hard work our student-athletes, coaches and faculty put into academics. Our student-athletes will not only be successful at Immaculata but in all their future endeavors.”
For the CSAC Institutional Academic Excellence Award, all students who use a season of eligibility, as defined by the NCAA, are included in the institution’s grade point average calculation. Institutional grade point averages are calculated by using the total quality points of all credits attempted by student-athletes during the academic year. The grade point average of student-athletes who do a study-abroad semester during the academic year are calculated in the same manner in which the institution calculates all grade point averages for students studying abroad. Institutional grade point averages are calculated and certified by the registrar of each institution.
This marks the second time in three years that Immaculata has been honored with this award. Previous winners include Baptist Bible College (2012-13), Immaculata University (2011-12), Cairn University (2010-11) and Cedar Crest College (2008-09, 2009-10).