Marissa Monteiro named to USCAA Division II National All-Academic Team

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Central Penn College student Marissa Monteiro is named to the USCAA Division II National All-Academic Team

SUMMERDALE, PA (03/27/2013)(readMedia)-- Marissa Monteiro, of Belleville, N.J., a Central Penn College legal studies / paralegal student, was named to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Division II National All-Academic Team. Players are nominated by coaches and selected by the USCAA.

Monteiro has been playing with the Lady Knights for two years. Averaging 4.3 rebounds per game, she is known for her aggressive defensive play. Monteiro is very involved around campus, serving as the current Student Government Association president and the Central Penn Lady Knights team captain.

"She is academically focused and a leader on and off the court," says Central Penn Athletic Director Ed Liesch.

Monteiro is slated to graduate next year with hopes of attending law school.

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Central Penn College has been helping students turn potential into career success since 1881, offering bachelor's and associate degrees in the fields of accounting, business administration, criminal justice, information technology, communications, healthcare, homeland security, legal studies and organizational leadership. The College, currently serving students at its Harrisburg, Lancaster and Lehigh Valley locations, attributes its high rate of student success to a caring faculty and its hands-on learning approach. Based on Central Penn's most recent One-Year Graduate Survey, 82.9 percent of graduates were employed in their chosen field or continuing their education within one year of graduation. Central Penn College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.