NEW LONDON, Conn.--The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has announced its 2015 Winter All-Academic selections and 68 Connecticut College student-athletes have been named to the squad. To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution.
Junior Bo McKinley is a captain and starting point-guard for the Camel men's basketball team. McKinley exploded with a career-high 26 points in a game against Clark and will continue to be a key contributor for the Camels as the team's floor general on the hardwood.
Senior Kaitlyn Cresencia (New Providence, N.J.), a 2014 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar, was a leader for the Camel women's basketball program. The Camels won 21 games during her four seasons in New London. It was the most victories for any Camel women's basketball class in the NESCAC era.
Senior net-minder Kelsie Fralick (West Chester, Pa.), a 2015 First-Team All-NESCAC standout, closed out her career with 2016 saves for the successful Camel women's hockey team. Fralick saved many of her best performances for the post-season. In six NESCAC playoff starts over the past four years, Fralick compiled a 2.18 goals against average with a .933 save percentage, turning aside 195 of 209 shots.
Senior forward JC Cangelosi (Estero, Fla.) closed out his career on a high note. In his final home game in Dayton Arena, Cangelosi potted the game-winning score in overtime that advanced the Camel men's hockey program into the NESCAC Semifinals for the first time in program history. Cangelosi closed out his prolific playing career on the ice with 37 goals, 40 assists and 77 points.
On the squash courts, senior Brian Mullen (Stamford, Conn.) won two out of three matches for the Camels at the College Squash Association (CSA) National Championship to help his team finish 26th in the nation as the runner up in the Conroy Division.
Senior Myra Jacobs (West Wardsboro, Vt.) secured a key victory at the eighth spot on the ladder for the improving Camel women's squash team in its final match of the season, a 5-4 triumph against Mount Holyoke College. The Camels won two of their three matches at CSA Nationals to finish 27th in the nation.
Sophomore All-American Mike Fothergill (Medford, Mass.) is one of four Camel men's swimmers who will represent the program at the NCAA Championship in Shenandoah, Texas next week. The Camel men matched their highest finish at a conference championship with their third place showing at Middlebury, Vt.
Junior All-American Sam Pierce (Windsor, Conn.) and sophomore Anna Peterson (Winnetka, Ill.) are two of the four Camel women's swimmers who will represent the women's swimming program at the NCAA Championship in Shenandoah, Texas next week. Eleven members of the women's swimming team were honored on the All-Academic Team this year.
Senior Patrick Dermody (Erieville, N.Y.) was one of nine men's track & field student athletes named to the squad. Dermody garnered All-New England Division III honors in the 5000 meter run with his fourth place time of 14:57.13.
Sophomore Ashley Curran (Franklin, Mass.) was one of 12 members of the Camel women's track & field team to be honored for their academic excellence. Curran is competing in the 5000 meter run at the 2015 NCAA Division Indoor Track & Field Championship at Winston-Salem, N.C. this week.
Fran Shields, the Katherine Wenk Christoffers '45 Director of Athletics and Chair of Physical Education was impressed with the academic performance of the Camel student athletes.
"We're extremely proud of our scholar-athletes," Shields said. "They have represented Connecticut College with distinction in the classroom and in competition."