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Southern Conference Announces Spring Academic All-Conference

June 22, 2012

CULLOWHEE, N.C. -

The Southern Conference announced today its Academic All-Conference team for the 2012 spring season. A total of 311 student-athletes were named to the team with 25 Catamounts on the squad, the same number of student-athletes that earned the honor in the fall.

Juniors Olivia Jacobs (track & field) and Haley Pace (softball) paced WCU with GPA’s of 3.98 in Nutrition & Dietetics and Biology, respectively. Men’s track & field and softball each placed six athletes apiece on the team.

 Among the 311 student-athletes were at least 15 representatives from each of the 12 SoCon institutions, participating in baseball, softball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, and men’s and women’s tennis. The group recorded a combined 3.60 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

 To be eligible, student-athletes must carry at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average entering the spring season and were required to compete in at least one-half of their team’s competitions during the recently-concluded spring campaign. In addition, the student-athletes must have successfully completed at least 24 credit hours in the previous two semesters.

 Among member institutions, Furman paced all league schools with 39 members on the academic all-conference team. Closely behind was Samford with 36 student-athletes earning recognition along with 30 from Wofford. WCU tied for seventh with UNCG seventh among league schools with 25 total student-athletes earning the recognition.

2012 Spring Academic All-Conference

1 Furman 39
2 Samford 36
3 Wofford 30
4 The Citadel 29
5 Appalachian State 28
6 Elon 26
7 Western Carolina 25
7 UNCG 25
9 Georgia Southern 22
10 Chattanooga 19
11 Davidson 17
12 College of Charleston 15

 

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown

Sport

GPA

Major

Vance Chavis

Western Carolina

R-Sr.

Laurinburg, N.C.

Baseball

3.70

Engineering Technology

Preston Hatcher

Western Carolina

Jr.

Atlanta, Ga.

Baseball

3.55

Accounting

Greg Bunner

Western Carolina

So.

Gastonia, N.C.

Men's Golf

3.67

Marketing

Christina Amoriello

Western Carolina

Sr.

Coral Springs, Fla.

Women's Golf

3.88

Communication

Blaire Minter

Western Carolina

Sr.

Marietta, Ga.

Women's Golf

3.61

Psychology

Rachel Nelson

Western Carolina

Sr.

West Chester, Ohio

Women's Golf

3.78

Nutrition & Dietetics

Kelly Braman

Western Carolina

So.

Cornelius, N.C.

Softball

3.38

Criminal Justice

Bekah Burkett

Western Carolina

Jr.

Asheville, N.C.

Softball

3.38

Health / Physical Education

Amelia Griffin

Western Carolina

So.

Lexington, N.C.

Softball

3.55

Emergency Medical Care

Katie King

Western Carolina

Sr.

Richland, Wash.

Softball

3.72

Management

Makenzi McAteer

Western Carolina

So.

Monroe, N.C.

Softball

3.79

Elementary Education

Haley Pace

Western Carolina

Jr.

Canton, N.C.

Softball

3.98

Biology

Ainhoa Iglesias Diaz

Western Carolina

Sr.

Madrid, Spain

Women's Tennis

3.60

Electrical Engineering

Karen Jimenez

Western Carolina

Jr.

Bogota, Colombia

Women's Tennis

3.89

Psychology

Luke Burton

Western Carolina

R-Jr.

Marion, N.C.

Men's Outdoor Track & Field

3.97

Chemistry

Chase Fisher

Western Carolina

R-So.

Concord, N.C.

Men's Outdoor Track & Field

3.56

Health / Physical Education

Wayne Parker

Western Carolina

Sr.

Gold Hill, N.C.

Men's Outdoor Track & Field

3.38

Nursing

Mathew Stenger

Western Carolina

So.

Hendersonville, N.C.

Men's Outdoor Track & Field

3.32

Engineering Technology

Jamie Van Pelt

Western Carolina

Sr.

Tampa, Fla.

Men's Outdoor Track & Field

3.59

Political Science

Garrett West

Western Carolina

Jr.

China Grove, N.C.

Men's Outdoor Track & Field

3.47

Biology

Summer Hughes

Western Carolina

Sr.

Bryson City, N.C.

Women's Outdoor Track & Field

3.53

Health / Physical Education

Olivia Jacobs

Western Carolina

Jr.

Kannapolis, N.C.

Women's Outdoor Track & Field

3.98

Nutrition & Dietetics

Kaylan Lance

Western Carolina

So.

Brevard, N.C.

Women's Outdoor Track & Field

3.39

Recreational Therapy

Shiniqua Pryor

Western Carolina

So.

Greensboro, N.C.

Women's Outdoor Track & Field

3.534

Social Work

Jettana Thomas

Western Carolina

Sr.

High Point, N.C.

Women's Outdoor Track & Field

3.76

Social Work

 

 

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