Landmark Conference announces 2012 Winter All-Academic Team

WASHINGTON – The Landmark Conference announced its 2012 Winter All-Academic Team on Friday and CUA had four student-athletes recognized.  Caleb Capozella (swimming), Darell Carroll (basketball), Laura Kinley (track and field) and Joanna Ladas (swimming) were the four Cardinals named to the team.

Caleb Capozella once again had a terrific season for CUA, earning three Landmark Conference Swimmer of the Week awards.  Capozella won the 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke and 200 IM vs. Randolph-Macon, the 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke and 400 IM vs. Susquehanna, the 200 IM and 100 backstroke vs. St. Mary’s, and the 200 IM, 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke against Goucher.  At the conference championship, Capozella posted two second place finishes, and a third place finish.  Capozella is a multi-year member of the conference academic honor roll and the Dean’s List.

Darrell Carroll had a career season for CUA in 2011-12. He established career highs in games played, starts, minutes, points, rebounds, field goal percentage and assists.  He scored a career-high 20 points vs. Moravian on January 28.  Off the floor, Darrell is a multi-year member of the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll and the Dean’s List.  He is also a Teacher’s Assistant for Financial Management, and a member of Sigma Delta Pi, Pi Gamma Mu, and Phi Sigma Tau Honor Societies.

Laura Kinley won the mile at the Landmark Conference indoor championship, claiming first in a time of 5:20.14.  She also placed third at the championship in the 800 meters.  Earlier in the year, Kinley claimed the conference’s Female Track Athlete of the Week award after winning the 800 and the mile at the Lebanon Valley Invitational in late January.  Kinley is a member of the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll and also served as the co-leader for a 2012 mission trip to Jamaica.  She was the recipient of the Ed McMahon scholarship from the CUA media studies department.

Joanna Ladas captured two titles at this year’s Landmark Conference championship, claiming first in the 500 free (5:08.39) and 200 free (1:55.95). Her time in the 200 free was a new school and Landmark Conference championship record.  Ladas also placed second in the 1650 freestyle.  As a freshman, Ladas won three titles and earned the Female Swimmer and Rookie of the Meet awards.  Out of the water, Ladas maintains a GPA over 3.0.

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