York College's Hutson named CAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year


York College senior men's lacrosse All-American Tyler Hutson was selected by the Capital Athletic Conference athletic directors and sports information directors as the 2014-15 CAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Hutson is a marketing major with a 3.77 cumulative grade-point average in his four years at York and graduated with high honors. He recently earned 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-District recognition as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, is a seven-time member of the York College's dean's list and a member of the CAC Academic Honor Roll in each of his four collegiate seasons.

At York this year, Hutson won the Daniel J. Klinedinst Award signifying the Outstanding Senior Male Athlete at York. Hutson, who broke the Spartans' career scoring records as an attack with 206 goals, 80 assists and 286 points, recently picked up his fourth-straight CAC first-team all-star award, capping a career that included the 2012 CAC Rookie of the Year and the 2013 CAC Player of the Year awards.

During Hutson's career, York compiled a 48-25 overall record and a 20-9 mark vs. CAC opponents — the best four-year record in team history. The Spartans tied for the regular-season CAC title and secured its first-ever NCAA Division III Tournament bid (and victory) in 2014 and advanced to the conference championship game twice (2013 and 2014).

He is a three-time United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-American and recently competed in the 2015 USILA North/South Senior All-Star Game. The USILA also named Hutson to its 2015 Scholar All-America Team.

Spartan head coach Brandon Childs was happy to see his senior star receive the recognition.

"To me, this award is the true depiction of who Tyler is," Childs said. "He truly is one of the best scholar athletes I have had the good fortune to coach. He is great in the classroom and on the field and most importantly he understood how those two go hand in hand. This is a fantastic way to cap off a fantastic career."

Hutson is the fourth Spartan to win the CAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year award since its inception in 1992, joining baseball players Aaron Myers (1998) and Chris Brower (2007) and two-time basketball standout Brandon Bushey (2006-07).

Hutson is also just the second lacrosse player to win the award, joining 2012 honoree Pete Windsor from St. Mary's College of Md.

To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be a senior with a minimum 3.50 cumulative grade-point average, demonstrate athletic success and be a major contributor to his program.