June 5, 2012

Pair of Cardinals named Academic All-Americans

WASHINGTON – Mary Swarthout and Tracey Scanlon have been named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division III At-Large Teams, it was announced on Tuesday.  Swarthout received Second Team honors, while Scanlon was named to the Third Team.

A nursing major, Swarthout graduated from CUA with a 3.7 grade point average and recently put the finishing touches on one of CUA’s most distinguished academic and athletic careers.  Swarthout helped lead the women’s lacrosse and field hockey teams to five conference championships during her time in the red and black.

Swarthout is just the second student-athlete in school history to be named a three-time All-American in women’s lacrosse, and the first to receive First Team All-America laurels on two occasions.

Swarthout was named the Landmark Conference Player of the Year in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and was a four-time First Team All-Region and All-Conference selection.  She wrapped up her career with 226 goals and 331 points.

On the field hockey field, Swarthout was a two-time First Team All-Conference pick, a two-time All-Region selection and a 2011 Third Team All-American.  She finished her career with 36 goals, 25 assists, 97 points and 13 game-winning goals.

In the classroom, Swarthout earned multiple selections to the Dean’s List, Landmark Conference Academic Roll, NFHCA National Academic Squad and IWLCA Honor Roll.  She is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, and was the recipient of the 2012 Marion Award (second most outstanding senior female student at CUA) and the 2011 Mary J. Flynn O’Dwyer Award (most outstanding female student at CUA, junior class).

A two-sport standout as well, Scanlon graduated with a marketing degree and a 3.73 GPA.  She earned Dean’s List, Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll and NFHCA National Academic Squad honors in multiple years and was voted the winner of the Distinguished Marketing Award, which is awarded to the most outstanding marketing student at CUA.  Scanlon was also a member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society.

On the field, Scanlon was a three-time All-Landmark Conference selection in field hockey, and in 2011 she became the first First Team All-American in that sport in school history. 

Scanlon also helped lead the Cardinals to their first conference title and NCAA Tournament appearance this past season, while receiving conference Player of the Year honors, and first team All-Conference and All-Region recognition.

A native of Pennsylvania, Scanlon was a two-time All-Conference honoree in softball, wrapping up her career with 102 hits, 79 runs scored, 41 RBIs, 16 stolen bases and a 94.1 fielding percentage.

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