PITMAN, NJ - Rowan’s Abigail Brous (Swimming & Diving) and Chad Shire (Swimming & Diving) were named to the NJAC All-Academic First Team and Megan Jacobi (Volleyball) and Dylan Tyrrell (Cross Country/Track) were chosen to the Second Team leading a group of 146 Profs’ student-athletes who received All-Academic honors from the conference, with the remainder receiving All-Academic Honorable Mention.
Brous is a junior Education major who earned All-America honors this past year. She was also inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society was selected to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team.
Shire, who graduated with his degree in psychology, earned All-America distinction in 2020 in both diving events and was the recipient of Rowan’s Michael Briglia Award. A Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society inductee, he was also voted onto the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team.
Jacobi, an All-NJAC Second Team honoree on the court this year, graduated with her degree in marketing and supply chain & logistics. A four-time Rowan Scholar-Athlete, she was inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society this year.
Tyrrell was the NJAC 3,000-meter champion during the indoor season and was inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society. A 2020 graduate with his degree in political science, Tyrrell was also chosen to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team.
Rowan’s student-athletes excelled in the classroom this year as the overall average GPA for the 2019-20 academic year was 3.3. A total of 325 student-athletes posted a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
A league-record total of 1,109 student-athletes were named to the NJAC All-Academic team. To be eligible, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore and own a grade-point average of 3.2 or higher (through the Fall semester) in a conference-sponsored sport. The first and second team selections were made by the league's 10 full-time member institutions.