June 6, 2007
Hampton, VA - Twenty student-athletes from the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) have been named to the 10th Annual CIAA Commissioner's All-Academic Team. The commissioner's All-Academic Team recognizes 20 student-athletes on the first team and 10 on the second team, as voted on by the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Sports Information Directors' Association (CIAASIDA).
Named to the 2007 CIAA Commissioner's All-Academic Second Team were sophomore Contessa Sanchez, tennis, sophomore Derek Scott, golf, and junior Deana Wooten, basketball. The average grade point average for the first team is 3.830 and the average for the second team is 3.739 (on a scale of 4.0).
This is an extraordinary group of student-athletes that have pushed their strength and abilities to new limits," said CIAA Commissioner Leon G. Kerry. "They represent the CIAA and all that it stands for. This 10th All-Academic Team is dedicated to future student-athletes who will follow in their footsteps to one day become the future leaders."
"Sometimes we forget that our student-athletes are very important to our programs," said Dr. Edward McLean, Director of Athletics at Fayetteville State University. "It is our mission and philosophy at Fayetteville State that our student-athletes are students first. We aren't just recruiting a student for a four commitment. It's a 40-year commitment." Referring to the student-athletes' continued support toward the university as alumni.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed one full academic year at a CIAA institution, earned a minimum 3.20 grade point average, and played as a starter or important reserve in a CIAA sanctioned sport.