RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College sophomore Mike Secreti (Paramus, N.J./Paramus) has been honored as the winner of the 2014 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Top XV Award for men's cross-country. The award recognizes the participant in the conference championship meet possessing the highest cumulative grade-point average.
Secreti was presented his award at the conclusion of the CACC Championship on Nov. 2 at Belmont Plateau in Philadelphia.
The CACC Top XV Award is modeled after the NCAA Elite 89 Academic Recognition Program. Both honors are meant to recognize the true essence of the student-athlete by citing an individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition in his/her sport while also achieving the highest academic standards among his/her peers.
Secreti owns a 3.969 GPA as a psychology major. He is the first Felician student-athlete to win the CACC Top XV award in its two-year history. Award winners must be a least a sophomore academically and athletically.
Secreti also earned All-CACC honors for the first time in his career on Nov. 2. He finished third in the race out of 82 competitors.
Felician College, the Franciscan College of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic college founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician College welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician College 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 College also sponsors 13 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II and National Collegiate levels.