Spring on the York College campus

Spartans End CAC Run on a High Note

Senior Hayley McCormick takes the field for the Spartans

The York College Spartan Athletic Department made the most of their final year in the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) as the league announced their All-Academic team accolades in mid-June. The Spartans placed a staggering 74.8% of their 449 student-athletes in CAC-sponsored sports on the All-Academic squad. The 336 student-athletes who earned the honor were an impressive 73 more than second-place Christopher Newport. Student-athletes in one or more CAC championship sports that attain a 3.20 GPA for the academic year earn a spot on the All-Academic team. 

The Spartans’ dominance in the classroom has become the norm as York has recorded the highest percentage of student-athletes for the fifth straight year. The 74.8% is 7.3% better than last year’s total. The 336 studentathletes honored is a jump of 58 for the Spartans as they increased their total number of student-athletes honored in each of the last four years. York has led the CAC in total number of studentathlete honorees 11 times in the last 14 years. They have also led the CAC in total percentage of student-athletes for the last five consecutive years.