CHICAGO - A total of 24 Saint Xavier University student-athletes that play a spring sport were recognized Friday by the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) as a member of the CCAC All-Academic Team in their respective sport. The SXU softball, men's track & field and women's track & field teams each had six athletes represented, while the Cougar baseball team had four and men's golf had a pair. To be nominated for the award, a student-athlete must have been enrolled at his/her respective CCAC school for a minimum of one academic year, have completed at least 30 semester hours and boast no less than a 3.25 cumulative grade point average.
Qualifying for the Saint Xavier University softball team were: junior Alex Bahner (Rochester Hills, Mich./Adams), junior Holly Hilden (Belvidere, Ill./Belvidere North), senior Ariel Hinton (Crawfordsville, Ind./Crawfordsville), senior Megan Nonnemacher (Bloomington, Ill./Normal Community), junior Nicole Nonnemacher (Bloomington, Ill./Normal Community) and junior Sarah Saunders (Burbank, Ill./Reavis).
For men's track, the student-athletes recognized were: senior Shane Kenney (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton), junior Matt Krakowski (Alsip, Ill./Marist), senior Chris Sarna (Palos Park, Ill./Stagg), sophomore Marco Scalzetti (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove South), junior Daniel Spencer (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way East) and sophomore Ben Tracy (Colfax, Ill./Ridgeview).
The SXU women's track representatives were: sophomore Ann Kolker (Naperville, Ill./St. Francis), junior Amanda Magee (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way North), sophomore Dana Martin (Chicago, Ill./Marist), junior Leslie Rosario (Fort Myers, Fla./Neosho County CC/North Fort Myers), senior Ashley Shares (Palos Park, Ill./Moraine Valley CC/Stagg) and senior Jordan Wallace (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way North).
The baseball team had sophomore Alika Andres (Las Vegas, Nev./Kalaheo), senior Thomas Keating (Chicago, Ill./Joliet JC/St. Laurence), senior Brad Myjak (Tinley Park, Ill./Mount Carmel) and junior Terrance Southern (Crete, Ill./Crete-Monee).
The men's golf included senior Brendan Ryan (Alsip, Ill./Moraine Valley CC/Shepard) and sophomore Zachary Trent (Lockport, Ill./Lockport Township).
For the releases of the all-academic teams by sport on the CCAC website, go to:
Men's Golf: http://www.ccacsports.com/article/2066.php
Women's Golf: http://www.ccacsports.com/article/2067.php
Men's Outdoor Track & Field: http://www.ccacsports.com/article/2071.php
Women's Outdoor Track & Field: http://www.ccacsports.com/article/2072.php