Four Cardinals named to Spring All-Academic Team

WASHINGTON – Four CUA student-athletes were named to the 2012 Landmark Conference Spring All-Academic Team on Thursday.  The four honorees include Cassian Utrie (men’s tennis), Mary Robinson (women’s lacrosse), Joe Quigley (track and field) and Nina Curto (softball).

Cassian Utrie went 13-4 in doubles play this past season, earning First Team All-Landmark Conference doubles recognition.  The sophomore posted a 5-2 mark within the conference, and finished the year with nine wins at the first singles flight.  Utrie also went 9-8 in singles play, winning three matches against conference foes.  A philosophy major, Utrie is a member of the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll.

Mary Robinson was one of CUA’s top offensive performers in 2012, totaling 20 goals and 12 assists in 22 games.  Robinson also added 37 draw controls, 19 ground balls and five caused turnovers.  She scored multiple goals six times, with a high of three coming vs. Misericordia, and her four assists in the regular season finale vs. Scranton were also a season high.  Robinson is a multi-year member of the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll.

Joe Quigley earned All-Conference honors at the Landmark Conference outdoor championships this year, racing his way to a second play finish in the 800.  Quigley registered a time of 1:55.21 to earn All-Conference recognition.  Quigley was CUA’s top performer at the Battleground Relays (March 24) with a third place finish in the 400 meters (59.06) and he added a third place finish in the 800 meters at the Messiah College Invite.  Quigley is a member of the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll.

Nina Curto hit an even .300 this season, while starting all 43 games for the Cardinals.  The junior registered 42 hits, 22 runs, 14 doubles and 21 RBIs, to go along with a .976 fielding percentage and 356 putouts at first base.  Curto earned the MVP award at the 2012 ECAC Tournament, after hitting .462 in four games to help the Cardinals win the tournament title. Curto went 6 for 13 at the dish, with two RBIs, three doubles, and four runs scored, including the game-winning run in the championship game.  Curto is also a member of the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll.