Spring 2017 Academic All-Southern Conference Team
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Forty-six Western Carolina University student-athletes were among the 480 who earned spots on the Spring 2017 Academic All-Southern Conference Team, the league office announced Monday.
Each of the SoCon's 10 full-time institutions had at least 30 honorees, representing the sports of men's and women's basketball, men's and women's indoor track and field, rifle, wrestling, men's and women's golf, men's lacrosse, men's and women's outdoor track and field, men's and women's tennis, baseball and softball. Associate members for men's lacrosse, rifle and wrestling were also eligible for the award, accounting for 50 of the selections.
Western Carolina men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field led the way for the Catamounts earning 24 of the 46 spots for the Catamounts.
Women's golfer Alyssa Morahan was one of 19 SoCon student-athletes to earn a perfect 4.0. Morahan, a junior from North Reading, Mass., is majoring in General Psychology.
To be eligible for the academic all-conference team, student-athletes must carry at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average at the conclusion of the spring semester and were required to compete in at least one-half of their teams' competitions.
Seventy-five student-athletes earned double mention, with 74 earning the honor for both indoor and outdoor track and field. The league's 10 women's outdoor track and field programs led the way with 59 academic all-conference selections, while the eight men's lacrosse programs and nine baseball programs each produced 50 selections.