Mitchell Golfers earn MASCAC academic honors

WESTFIELD Mass. – A pair of Mitchell College golfers were honored by the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference on Wednesday. 

Senior Jared Hoover (Milford, Conn./Milford) and sophomore Shamus McLean (Groton, Conn./Fitch)were among the 881 student-athletes selected to the 2021 MASCAC Winter/Spring All-Academic Team. Hoover received honors for the second time in his career while McLean was a first-time recipient. 

Student-athletes must maintain a 3.20 cumulative or semester-based grade point average during the semester to be eligible for selection.  

“Congratulations to the 881 student-athletes who were named to the 2021 MASCAC Winter/Spring All-Academic Team,” said Commissioner Angela Baumann. “Despite the challenges of this year, our student-athletes persevered through the adversity, and the number of honorees is a testament to that.” 

The Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference, the nation’s oldest Division III men’s and women’s playing conference, has a rich and storied tradition of competitive success while celebrating excellence in the classroom. MASCAC member schools include Bridgewater State University, Fitchburg State University, Framingham State University, MCLA, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Salem State University, Westfield State University and Worcester State University. Two other institutions, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Plymouth State University, are affiliate members of the conference in the sports of football and men’s ice hockey, while Western Connecticut State University joined the conference as a football affiliate member in 2013. Dean College, Eastern Nazarene College, Elms College, Mitchell College and Springfield College joined as men’s golf affiliates.