During the 2014-15 academic year, the Capital Athletic Conference celebrated its 25th season of championship competition by introducing a Silver Anniversary Team for its championship sports - honoring those student-athletes who laid the foundation of one of the strongest conferences in NCAA Division III.
Each Silver Anniversary Team consists of 25 former standouts (current players at the time of selection were also eligible if he/she met the required number of points to qualify). Men’s and women’s indoor track & field, which became a CAC championship sport in 2012, was combined with men’s and women’s outdoor track & field. The Silver Anniversary Golf Team has just eight members because the sport was added to the CAC championships list in 2008.
The University of Mary Washington, a charter member of the CAC, ranks first in the conference with 153 student-athletes on the Silver Anniversary Teams, including 40 in men’s and women’s tennis combined. Salisbury University, which joined the CAC in the 1994-95 athletic season, ranks second with 121 Silver Anniversary Team honorees. CAC charter members York College of Pa. (59) and St. Mary’s College of Md. (35) are next in line for the most Silver Anniversary Team honorees.
The CAC was organized as a six-team affiliation in 1989 and began championship competition with the winter sports during the 1990-91 season. Nineteen Silver Anniversary Teams were selected objectively using a point system, primarily based on season-ending conference awards as voted by the conference coaches.