Colin McCarthy, Arcadia University Men’s Basketball captain, has been named to the 2011-12 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team.
According to a release on the university’s website, McCarthy is one of five area student-athletes selected out of nine nominations across NCAA Divisions I, II and III.
“This is wonderful recognition for Colin, for Arcadia, and for Division III sports,” says Arcadia University President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III. “The heart of Division III lies in giving our students the possibility of achieving excellence in mind and body and finding how to find balance in lives that are filled with multiple demands and conflicting alternatives. Colin has natural talent, and he works incredibly hard. He can do it all, and is a wonderful team player. He leads by example, is a joy to teach, is humble and admired by all. He embodies the Division III spirit, and is the definition of the true scholar-athlete.”
McCarthy, of Langhorne, graduated from Holy Ghost Prep in Bensalem, where he played for longtime coach Tony Chapman. At Arcadia, McCarthy maintains a 3.357 GPA and is in the Honors Program, majoring in Elementary Education and Special Education. McCarthy is the first Arcadia University Men’s Basketball player in the history of the program to receive this honor.
“I cannot think of a more deserving player than Colin for this award,” boasts his head coach Pat Dorney. “Colin is the epitome of a student-athlete. He will be an outstanding teacher and role model in the near future.”