Della Polla, McGurrin, Smart, Ward Named To Landmark Conference Spring All-Academic Team

Bobby Della Polla Tim McGurrin
Kathleen Smart Lindsay Ward


Four student-athletes from The University of Scranton have been named to the Landmark Conference Spring All-Academic Team, according to a release from the conference office on Tuesday morning.

Seniors Bobby Della Polla (Havertown, Pa./St. Joseph’s Prep) of the baseball team, Tim McGurrin (Clarks Summit, Pa./Abington Heights) of the men’s tennis team, Kathleen Smart (Hatboro, Pa./Archbishop Wood) of the women’s lacrosse team, and Lindsay Ward (Bensalem, Pa./Archbishop Ryan) were selected to the team, which honors two male and two female student-athletes from each conference institution who have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average and are of at least sophomore academic standing

Della Polla is a three-time Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll recipient and two-time All-Academic team selection, having also been selected in 2012. A four-year letterman, he appeared in 42 games as a pitcher and started 30 times, with a career record of 16-11 and an ERA of 4.90. He also recorded 199 strikeouts in 189 innings pitched and had 12 complete games in his career. He is a member of two Landmark Conference tournament-qualifying teams, the 2011 and 2013 squads that both advanced to the championship bracket.

McGurrin picked up numerous honors for his exploits on the court and in the classroom. On the court, he was named first-team all-Landmark Conference in both singles and doubles in each of the last three seasons while helping the Royals to four straight Landmark Conference championship match appearances. A three-time member of the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll and 2012 member of the conference’s All-Academic team, he has served as team captain in each of the past two seasons.

Like Della Polla and McGurrin, Smart has been selected to the All-Academic team for the second straight season. A two-time team captain and three-time Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll Recipient, she is a four-year letter-winner. She finished her career with a 10.89 goals against average, with 29 victories, 444 saves, and .462 save percentage. She was a key member of three Landmark Conference tournament-qualifying teams and earned second-team all-Boardwalk Region honors from the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Association and second-team all-Landmark Conference honors this spring.

Ward was selected to the all-Academic team for the first time in her career after being named to the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll in each of the last three seasons. A four-year letter-winner, Ward is a member of two Landmark Conference championship teams that went on to compete in the NCAA Tournament in 2012 and 2013, including a first-round win this spring. Ward finished her career with 16 wins in doubles and four in singles. 

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