Jan. 4, 2013
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Thirty Western Carolina student-athletes earned spots on the Academic All-Southern Conference Team for the 2012 fall semester, the league office announced Friday.
To be eligible, student-athletes must carry at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA entering the fall season and were required to compete in at least one-half of their teams' competitions during the recently concluded fall campaign. In addition, the student-athletes must have successfully completed at least 24 credit hours in the previous two semesters.
The 302 student-athletes on the team surpassed last year's fall total by one. Among the 302 student-athletes were at least 14 representatives from each of the 12 SoCon institutions, participating in men's and women's cross country, football, men's and women's soccer and volleyball.
The league's 12 women's soccer programs provided the most academic all-conference members with 79, followed by football with 58 and women's cross country with 51.
Among member institutions, Wofford led all schools with 37 members on the academic all-conference team. Appalachian State was second with 33, edging Elon, which had 32.
|Wesley Cook||Sr.||Hendersonville, N.C.||Football||3.52||Entrepreneurship|
|K.P. Hicks||So.||Charlotte, N.C.||Football||3.70||Biology|
|David Giron||So.||Guatemala City, Guatemala||Football||3.52||Entrepreneurship|
|Conner Orr||Sr.||Duluth, Ga.||Football||4.00||Accounting|
|Dan Polaski||Jr.||Agawam, Mass.||Football||3.54||Biology|
|Bevan Robbs||Sr.||Lake Worth, Fla.||Football||3.33||Elementary Education|
|Clark Sechrest||Jr.||Cornelius, N.C.||Football||3.88||Engineering Technology|
|Richard Sigmon||Jr.||Mount Holly, N.C.||Football||3.97||Pre-Business|
|Marcus Stokes||Jr.||Roswell, Ga.||Football||3.54||Accounting|
|Rock Williams||Sr.||Howell, Mich.||Football||3.60||Finance|
|Tara Budnick||So.||Irvine, Calif.||Women's Soccer||3.32||Pre-Recreational Therapy|
|Lindsay Carter||Sr.||Apex, N.C.||Women's Soccer||3.99||Biology|
|Mackenzie Cole||So.||Fort Thomas, Ky.||Women's Soccer||3.77||Undeclared|
|Laura Greb||Sr.||Robbinsville, N.J.||Women's Soccer||3.76||Health/Phys. Ed.|
|McKenzie Hallstrom||So.||Camp Lejune, N.C.||Women's Soccer||3.47||Health/Phys. Ed.|
|Samantha Hodge||Sr.||Louisville, Ky.||Women's Soccer||3.95||Mathematics|
|Katie Salmons||Sr.||Richmond, Va.||Women's Soccer||3.76||Psychology|
|Kimberly Sullivan||So.||Portsmouth, R.I.||Women's Soccer||3.84||Recreational Therapy|
|Travis Alfaro||So.||Lincolnton, N.C.||Men's Cross Country||3.56||Pre-Recreational Therapy|
|Chase Fisher||Sr.||Concord, N.C.||Men's Cross Country||3.56||Health/Phys. Ed.|
|Garrett West||Jr.||Concord, N.C.||Men's Cross Country||3.47||Biology|
|Lena Elliott||So.||Winston-Salem, N.C.||Women's Cross Country||3.69||Criminal Justice|
|Kaylan Lance||Jr.||Brevard, N.C.||Women's Cross Country||3.39||Recreational Therapy|
|Michelle Provost||So.||Sylva, N.C.||Women's Cross Country||4.00||Undeclared|
|Aleshia Reese||Jr.||Mars Hill, N.C.||Women's Cross Country||3.89||Pre-Business|
|Hayley Tomlinson||So.||Orlando, Fla.||Women's Cross Country||3.60||Accounting|
|Leah Butler||So.||Carrizo Springs, Texas||Volleyball||3.79||Psychology|
|Addy George||So.||Aberdeen, N.C.||Volleyball||3.71||Pre-Nursing|
|Abbey Scroggins||Sr.||Gaston, Ind.||Volleyball||3.36||Political Science|
|Jordan Timmermann||So.||Florissant, Mo.||Volleyball||3.90||Undeclared|