YORK, PA – The York College men's basketball squad received outstanding news in advance of Thursday night's Capital Athletic Conference semifinals as Dalton Myers and Matt Scamuffo both earned CoSIDA District IV Academic honors as announced on Thursday afternoon.
Myers and Scamuffo were the only set of teammates to earn District IV honors. They were also one of three pairs of teammates, Bradley Jomard and Tim Roberts from MIT and Nicholas George and Clayton Murtha from Washington & Lee were the other two tandems, to earn the academic honor nationally.
Myers is a graduate student for the Spartans as he graduated in May with his undergraduate degree in biology. He owned a 3.73 GPA for his undergraduate work while he has earned a 3.66 GPA in his first semester as he pursues his Masters of Business Administration. Myers is a seven-time member of the York College Dean's List while he is a four-time Capital Athletic Conference All-Academic selection and a four-time York College Athletic Honor Roll member.
Scamuffo is a senior who boasts a GPA of 3.73 as a mathematics major. Scamuffo is a six-time member of the Dean's List. He is a three-time CAC All-Academic pick in addition to being a three-time member of the York College Athletic Honor Roll.
The duo is a big part of the 21-4 Spartans as they head into the CAC tournament against Salisbury Thursday night. The Spartans, who won a share of the CAC regular season championship, are the tournament's two seed and will host the semifinal game at Wolf Gymnasium. The Spartans are currently ranked first in the Middle Atlantic Region.
Head coach Matt Hunter was happy to see Myers and Scamuffo get honored for their work off the court.
"It's great to see Matt and Dalton recognized for their combination of academic prowess and success on the basketball court," said Hunter. "Congratulations and thank you to both guys for representing our program and York College athletics to the absolute best of their abilities. It's quite an honor to be two of 47 players in all of Division III (over 5,100 players) to get recognized for this honor."
Myers leads the Spartans in scoring as he is averaging 18.0 points per game. He is pulling in 4.8 rebounds, dishing out 1.5 assists and blocking 0.8 shots per game. He is shooting 56.5% from the floor, 43.6% from three and 80.7% from the free throw line.
Myers is second in the CAC in scoring, fourth in field goal percentage, third in three-point field goal percentage, fourth in free throw percentage, and 12th in blocked shots per game.
Scamuffo is averaging 11.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game as he has started all 25 of the Spartan games in 2017-18. He has made a team high 60 three-point field goals as he ranks third in school history with 224 career threes.
The District IV region includes the entire state of Pennsylvania. To be nominated for the CoSIDA Academic All-America program, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.30 or higher cumulative grade point average and be a starter or significant reserve.
Myers and Scamuffo both advance to the national vote as the three national teams will be announced in March.