July 6, 2010
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Women's Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year Caitlyn McFadden highlights the 2010 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic team as announced today by Commissioner John D. Swofford.
Named as the Most Outstanding Player at the NCAA Division I Lacrosse Championship, McFadden led the Terps to a 22-1 record and its 10th national championship in 2010. A first team All-America selection, she started every game during her college career and scored 149 goals with 110 assists for 259 points. The sixth-leading scorer in school history, she was named All-Atlantic Coast Conference three times and was the ACC Player of the Year twice.
This is marks the second consecutive ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor selection for McFadden. A kinesiology major, she scored two goals and an assist in the Terrapins' 13-11 win over five-time champion Northwestern in the national championship game.
A two-year captain, the Phoenix, Md., native scored 50 goals with 35 assists as a senior while leading the Terrapins to their first national title since 2001. In addition, McFadden was honored as the winner of the Tewaaraton Award as the top women's player in college lacrosse.
She was joined on the All-ACC Academic squad by teammates Abby Caso, Brittany Jones, Laura Merrifield, Katie Schwarzmann and Amanda Spinnenweber. Spinnenweber and Merrifield have each earned the distinguished honor three times in their collegiate careers. Jones garnered her second nod while Schwarzmann landed on the prestigious list this season as a rookie for the Terps.
The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Candidates for the award must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters.
To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic team, a student-athlete, regardless of classification, must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.