CUA places three on Academic All-District At-Large Teams

CUA places three on Academic All-District At-Large Teams

WASHINGTON – Three Cardinals received Capital One Academic All-District honors on Friday, with Marc Saxton, Tracey Scanlon and Mary Swarthout being named to the At-Large Teams.  The three honorees now move on to the national ballot for consideration as an Academic All-American.

An economics major, Saxton graduated from CUA with a 3.89 grade point average.  He is a multi-year member of the Dean’s List and Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll and was also a member of Phi Betta Kappa Honor Society and the President’s Society.

Saxton was selected to study at University College Dublin in Ireland during the 2010-11 academic year and finished his playing career with 66 goals, 78 points, 65 ground balls and 34 caused turnovers. 

The Maryland native was a 2010 All-Landmark Conference selection after totaling a career-high 30 goals and 38 points.  This past season, Saxton registered 25 goals, 30 points, and 28 ground balls in helping lead the Cardinals to their third consecutive Landmark Conference Tournament berth.

A two-sport standout, Scanlon graduated with a marketing degree and a 3.73 GPA.  She earned Dean’s List, Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll and NFHCA National Academic Squad honors in multiple years and was voted the winner of the Distinguished Marketing Award, which is awarded to the most outstanding marketing student at CUA.  Scanlon was also a member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society.

On the field, Scanlon was a three-time All-Landmark Conference selection in field hockey, and in 2011 she became the first First Team All-American in field hockey in school history, while helping to lead CUA to its first conference title and NCAA Tournament appearance.  Scanlon was also named the conference’s Player of the Year, and a first team All-Conference and All-Region selection.

In softball, Scanlon was a two-time All-Conference honoree and wrapped up her career with 102 hits, 79 runs scored, 41 RBIs, 16 stolen bases and a 94.1 fielding percentage.

A nursing major who graduated with a 3.7 grade point average, Swarthout recently put the touches on one of CUA’s most distinguished academic and athletic careers.  A native of nearby Rockville, Md., Swarthout helped lead the women’s lacrosse and field hockey teams to five championships during her time in the red and black.

Swarthout is a three-time All-American in women’s lacrosse, earning First Team honors in 2011, and she captured the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Landmark Conference Player of the Year awards.  Swarthout is also a four-time First Team All-Region and All-Conference selection in lacrosse.

On the field hockey field, Swarthout was a two-time First Team All-Conference pick, a two-time All-Region selection and a 2011 Third Team All-American.  She finished her career with 36 goals, 25 assists, 97 points and 13 game-winning goals.

In the classroom, Swarthout earned multiple selections to the Dean’s List, Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll, NFHCA National Academic Squad and IWLCA Honor Roll.  She is a member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, and was the recipient of the 2012 Marion Award (second most outstanding senior female student at CUA) and the 2011 Mary J. Flynn O’Dwyer Award (most outstanding female student at CUA, junior class).  In addition, she served as the Vice President of SAAC and was involved in a number of service efforts, including MLK, Jr. Day of Service, A Wider Circle, U.S. Armed Forces Retirement Home, Special Olympics and Friends of Jaclyn.

To view the entire list of Academic All-District Teams, click here.