Four Spring Student-Athletes Named Capital One Academic All-Americans

Four Spring Student-Athletes Named Capital One Academic All-Americans

Towson, Md. – Four spring student-athletes from the East Coast Conference have been named Capital One Academic All-Americans selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Molloy softball standouts Megan Butterworth and Nicolette Sinagra were joined by NYIT’s Julian Marcon and University of the District of Columbia’s Miguel Uzcategui (both men’s tennis student-athletes) in earning Academic All-America distinction.

Butterworth, the ECC Pitcher of the Year and Secondary Education major with a 3.70 GPA, earned a spot on the Second Team. In 37 appearances in the circle for the Lions, she posted a 28-7 record to go along with a 1.29 earned run average and 279 strikeouts and helped lead the squad to an appearance in the NCAA Division II World Series. Her outstanding numbers also earned her a spot on the NFCA and Daktronics All-America Second Team.

Sinagra joins her teammate as an Academic All-American with a spot on the Third Team. A Speech-Language Pathology major with a 3.89 GPA , Sinagra was also the 2013 ECC Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. On the field, Sinagra was an All-Conference selection after leading the Lions with a .368 batting average in 67 games. She also smacked 13 doubles, nine triples, and four homeruns and drove in 36 runs on the year.

Marcon and Uzcategui both earn spots on the At-Large Academic All-America squad after being named the ECC Men’s Tennis Co-Scholar-Athletes of the Year. Marcon, a senior Aerospace Engineering major with a perfect 4.0 GPA, helped the Bears to their first ever ECC championship and a spot in the NCAA Round of 16 in 2013.

Uzcategui, an All-Conference First Team selection after posting a singles record of 10-4 and a doubles mark of 17-3, was selected to the Third Team. An Electrical Engineering major, Uzcategui currently boasts a 3.95 GPA as a junior.

The four selections move the number of ECC student-athletes to earn Capital One Academic All-America status in the 2012-13 year to six. Marco Jorgensen of LIU Post (Men’s Soccer) and Julia Hansson of Bridgeport (Women’s Soccer) also earned selections in the fall.

To view the Softball Academic All-America team, click here.
To view the At-Large Academic All-America team, click here.