January 4, 2012

McCabe Selected To FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team

WORCESTER, Mass. – Senior offensive tackle Mike McCabe (Watertown, Conn.), a member of the Holy Cross football team, has been selected to the 2011 Football Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors Association Academic All-Star team, as announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. This marks the third straight year McCabe has been named to the squad, which included 58 student-athletes from schools around the nation. He was also chosen as one of 12 finalists for the 11th Annual FCS ADA's $5,000 postgraduate scholarship.  Two student-athletes will receive postgraduate scholarships during the association's annual membership meeting held in conjunction with the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Convention in Dallas, Texas, from June 25-28.

McCabe was selected first team All-Patriot League and first team All-New England in 2011, marking the third straight year he earned All-Conference honors and the second consecutive season has was named All-Region. He started all 11 games for the Crusaders at left tackle this year, as the leader of an offensive line which paved the way for Holy Cross to average 22.9 points and 400.9 yards of total offense per game. McCabe and the offensive line also allowed just 21 sacks this season, while the team attempted 431 passes (just one sack for every 21.5 times the team dropped back to pass). During his time at Holy Cross, he played in 47 career games with 36 starts along the offensive line, including a streak of 34 consecutive starts to end his career.

McCabe has also been named to the Capital One / CoSIDA Academic All-District team three times and the Academic All-Patriot League team twice for his work in the classroom. He owns a cumulative grade point average of 3.62 with a major in Classics.

The FCS Athletic Directors Academic All-Star team consists of players with a minimum grade point average of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) in undergraduate study, who are also starters or key players with legitimate athletic credentials. A special review committee of Football Championship Subdivision athletics directors was responsible for selecting the Academic All-Star team.
    
The Crusaders finished the 2011 campaign with an overall record of 6-5, while placing second in the Patriot League with a 3-2 mark in conference games. Holy Cross also posted a winning record for the seventh straight season.

For a complete list of the 2011 FCS Athletic Directors Academic All-Star team, click here.