Four Cardinals selected to Landmark Conference All-Academic Team

WASHINGTON – Four CUA student-athletes were named to the 2012-13 Landmark Conference Winter All-Academic Team on Tuesday. The four honorees include Nate Koenig (men’s basketball), Maria Docal (track and field), Justin Kenyon (swimming) and Rachel Berry (swimming).

Nominees can compete in any of the Landmark Conference winter sports and must be a sophomore or older with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

Nate Koenig helped lead CUA to its first Landmark Conference title in men’s basketball this season. A native of nearby Chevy Chase, Md., the senior averaged 9.8 points and 5.9 rebounds for the 25-4 Cardinals, who advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Koenig notched his first career double-double this season and scored a career-high 19 points in a NCAA Tournament win over Staten Island. A psychology major, Koenig is a member of the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll.

An All-Conference selection, Maria Docal helped lead the CUA distance medley relay team to a gold medal at the conference championship, with a time of 13:21.05. A nursing major, Docal is a member of the conference Academic Honor Roll. She registered a 6th place finish in the 500 meters at the Lebanon Valley Invite, and an 18th place finish in the 800 meters at the Frank Colden Invite.

Justin Kenyon is a history major with a grade point average above 3.5. He won the 500 freestyle against Marymount and Washington & Lee, placed 8th in the 1650 freestyle at the Landmark Conference championship, and finished 3rd in the 200 free against Randolph-Macon. Kenyon is a member of the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll.

Rounding out CUA’s selections is Rachel Berry, a civil engineering major who is a member of the Landmark Academic Honor Roll. Berry won the 100 butterfly at the conference championship with a time of 59.87, and also finished second in the 200 fly, and competed in the 400 medley relay. Berry won the 100 butterfly vs. Randolph-Macon and finished 3rd in the same event against Mount St. Mary’s.

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