RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College women's basketball student-athletes Ashley Morris (West Orange, N.J./West Orange) and Eliana Scanlon (New York, N.Y./Oak Hill Academy [Va.]) have been named to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Winter 2014-15 All-Academic Team, the CACC announced on Monday. Morris earns the honor for the third time in her career, while Scanlon is a first-time winner.
In order to be named to the CACC All-Academic team, recipients must have used a season of eligibility while participating in a CACC winter championship sport, be at least a sophomore academically and athletically, have been a student at their current school for at least two semesters, and have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 or higher.
Morris, a fifth-year senior forward, played in all 26 games for Felician, starting 25. She averaged 16.5 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocked shots, and will graduate as the Golden Falcons' all-time leading rebounder. She carries a 3.59 GPA as a graphic design major. Morris is a 2010 graduate of West Orange High.
Scanlon, a fourth-year junior guard, played in 25 games, starting 23. She scored 16.1 points per game and also averaged 4.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists. She is a psychology major with a 3.61 GPA, and was named the CACC's Student-Athlete of the Month for February 2015. Scanlon is a 2011 graduate of Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., and transferred to Felician after one season at Division-I Gardner Webb University.
Conference-wide, Morris and Scanlon were two of a league-record 44 student-athletes to be honored this winter from the 14 member schools. They are the 21st and 22nd CACC All-Academic honorees for Felician this academic year.
The complete 2014-15 CACC Winter All-Academic Team can be viewed at http://caccathletics.org/sports/General/2014-15_CACC_Winter_All-Academic_Team.pdf.
Felician College is a coeducational, liberal arts, Catholic college, enrolling 2,100 students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Arts and Sciences, Business and Management, Teacher Education, and Health Sciences and Nursing. A Division II member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Felician College competes in baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, cross-country, men's golf, women's volleyball, and cheerleading. Founded in 1942 by the Felician Sisters in the Franciscan tradition, Felician College is located on two campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey.