RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Three Felician University women's basketball student-athletes – seniors Sierra McDuffie (Paterson, N.J./PCTI) and Eliana Scanlon (New York, N.Y./Oak Hill Academy [Va.]) and sophomore Treanda Foster (Bronx, N.Y./John F. Kennedy) -- have been named to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Winter 2015-16 All-Academic Team, the CACC announced today. Scanlon earns the honor for the second time in her career, while McDuffie and Foster are first-time winners.
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, be a second-year student-athlete at their current school, and have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 or higher at the end of the immediate preceding term.
McDuffie, a forward, played in 25 of Felician's 26 games this season, staring five. She averaged 3.7 points and 1.7 rebounds in 15.4 minutes per game. She carries a 3.51 GPA while majoring in management & marketing. McDuffie is a 2012 graduate of Passaic Tech.
Scanlon, a fifth-year senior guard, played in 24 games, starting 23. She led the Golden Falcons with 13.1 points per game, while also averaging 3.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists. She owns a bachelor's degree in psychology, and is pursuing a second bachelor's in biology with a GPA of 3.67. 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.
Foster is a forward/center who averaged 4.3 points and a team-high 6.8 rebounds in 25 games (24 starts). She mantains a 3.79 cumulative GPA while majoring in biology. She is a 2014 graduate of John F. Kennedy High of Bronx, N.Y.
Conference-wide, Foster, McDuffie and Scanlon were three of a league-record 46 student-athletes to be honored this winter from the 14 member schools. Felician now has had 18 CACC All-Academic honorees in the 2015-16 academic year.
The complete 2015-16 CACC Winter All-Academic Team can be viewed at http://caccathletics.org/sports/General/2015-16_CACC_Winter_Sports_All-Academic_Team.pdf.
Felician University, the Franciscan University of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic university founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician University welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician University currently enrolls more than 2,100 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician University also sponsors 14 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level.