FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – A total of 94 Penn State Harrisburg student-athletes have been named to the Capital Athletic Conference's (CAC) 2018-19 All-Academic Team.
Student-athletes in one or more CAC championship sports that attain a 3.20 grade point average (GPA) for the academic year earn a spot on the conference's all-academic team. Penn State Harrisburg saw more than 42 percent of its student-athletes earn spots on the CAC All-Academic Team.
Among the honorees is U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-American Rae Rae Taylor, as well as two-time all-American and American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Mid-Atlantic Regional Player of the Year Bret Williams. USTFCCCA All-Region honorees Sarah Lehman and Alex White also earned the academic honor.
CAC First-Team All-Conference women's basketball player Shanique Mattis, second-team all-conference softball player Allison Hartman, all-conference second team men's soccer player Ethan Hoover and second-team all-conference women's soccer players Mackenzie Haladay, Madison Hemler and Kaeleigh Smedley are also among the nominees.
Most impressively, five Penn State Harrisburg student-athletes earned 4.00 GPAs during the 2018-19 campaign, including women's basketball's Laurel Amey and Kendis Butler, women's tennis' Abigail Clifford, volleyball's Alexis Imler and men's soccer's Jacob Krantweiss.
Women's soccer had the highest percentage of student-athletes earn the honor with 21 of the team's 28 players recognized (75 percent), while 73 percent of the women's basketball team earned recognition. Baseball was the top male squad with 18 recipients (47 percent).
Penn State Harrisburg honorees are:
Hyun Jun Kwon
Men's Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field
Women's Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field
Rae Rae Taylor