ANNVILLE, Pa. - Stevenson field hockey junior Caitlin Dempsey was one of 11 players named to inaugural Middle Atlantic Conference Academic All-Conference Field Hockey Team released on Thursday by MAC Executive Director Ken Andrews.
"In Fall 2013, the MAC instituted a new award to acknowledge the top scholar-athletes in each sport." said Andrews. "Over the years, we have named top students to the academic honor roll and superior athletes to all-conference teams. This recognition, modeled on the (CoSIDA) Academic All-America program, combines the two components of a student-athlete into one conference honor."
In order to be nominated for Academic All-Conference, a student-athlete must be a sophomore or higher, maintain at least a 3.2 grade point average and compete in the season for which they are being honored. Nominations from each school are submitted to the MAC office by each institution's sports information director, then voted upon by the 18 MAC SID's.
Dempsey, a two-time MAC Fall Academic Honor Roll selection, owns a 3.38 grade point average while majoring in criminal justice. She was named to the All-Commonwealth Conference First Team this season after finishing second in the conference with 44 points and 18 goals, both school records. She was also named to the NFHCA All-South Region Second Team and finished with eight assists which ranks second all-time in school history.