YORK, PA – The York College athletic department capped another outstanding year on the fields of play with four Capital Athletic Conference championships and an overall winning percentage of .635.
In addition to the outstanding performances of York College student-athletes on the fields of competition, the Spartans also had a stellar year in the classroom. York boasted a school-record five national Capital One Academic All-America honorees and had 170 student-athletes earn Capital Athletic Conference All-Academic accolades.
The five Spartans who earned Academic All-America honors included first team pick Tim Hartung (Mohnton, Pa./Governor Mifflin), second team selection Colin Porter (Hanover, Pa./South Western) and third team honorees Melanie Glessner (Waldorf, Md./Thomas Stone), Andrew Hershey (Lancaster, Pa./Penn Manor), and Tyler Hutson (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill). The five national selections bests 2005 when a trio of Spartans earned the prestigious accolades. York now has 14 all-time Academic All-America honorees. Glessner and Hartung have each earned the award twice in their Spartan careers.
Porter also picked the William DeMeester Male Scholar Athlete award. Swimming senior Kelsie Pike (Newark, Del./St. Mark’s) earned the women’s William DeMeester Female Scholar Athlete honor.
The Spartans’ 170 student-athletes earning CAC All-Academic honors rank York second in total number of honorees in the CAC as Salisbury placed a conference-best 187 on the list. York had 43.5% of their student-athletes earn the CAC All-Academic designation. The CAC Academic squad is composed of athletes competing in a conference sponsored sport with a GPA of 3.2 or above for the academic year.
A school-record 61% of the Spartans’ 423 student-athletes earned York College Athletic Honor Roll laurels as the department posted a cumulative GPA of 3.09. Fifteen of the Spartans’ 22 teams finished the year with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. York also had 113 student-athletes finish the year with a GPA of 3.5 or above.