Morgan Turner, from cross country, maintains a perfect 4.0 GPA.
Dec. 15, 2011
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The Southern Conference announced today its Academic All-Conference team for the 2011 fall season with 297 student-athletes earning recognition, with 25 from Western Carolina University.
Seventeen student-athletes have maintained perfect 4.0 cumulative GPAs, including Western Carolina's Morgan Turner along with The Citadel's Shanna Couch and John Synovec, Elon's Katelyn O'Dunne, Georgia Southern's Monica Belissimo and Adrian Mora, UNCG's Peyton Ford, Preston Ford, and Ashley Schnell, Chattanooga's Chris Berry, Morgan Buchanan, Tara Gietema, Taylor Mangrum, Christina Teter and Sarah White-Woerner, , and Wofford's Katie Kessler and Rachel Woodlee.
The list includes women's soccer player Samantha Hodge, who was named to the Capitol One District III All-Academic First Team with a 3.96 GPA in Mathematics.
Fall Academic All-Conference
Dan Polaski Western Carolina R-Fr. Agawam, Mass. Football 3.78 Biology
Wesley Cook Western Carolina So. Hendersonville, N.C. Football 3.63 Entrepreneurship
Ricky Schwarz Western Carolina Sr. Ormond Beach, Fla. Football 3.62 Entrepreneurship
Rory Pederson Western Carolina Jr. Monroe, N.C. Football 3.50 Sport Management
Marcus Stokes Western Carolina So. Roswell, Ga. Football 3.50 Athletic Training
Rock Williams Western Carolina Jr. Howell, Mich. Football 3.50 Finance
Walt Woolwine Western Carolina Sr. Ashland, Kansas Football 3.50 Psychology
Brett Allen Western Carolina Sr. Raleigh, N.C. Football 3.46 Criminal Justice
Chase Fisher Western Carolina Jr. Concord, N.C. Men's Cross Country 3.47 Health/Physical Education
Garrett West Western Carolina Jr. Concord, N.C. Men's Cross Country 3.46 Biology
Brittany Lysik Western Carolina Sr. Cary, N.C. Volleyball 3.97 Sport Management
Carrie Minogue Western Carolina Sr. Louisville, Ky. Volleyball 3.95 Entrepreneurship
Abby Scroggins Western Carolina Jr. Gaston, Ind. Volleyball 3.40 Political Science
Morgan Turner Western Carolina Jr. Lincolnton, N.C. Women's Cross Country 4.00 Physical Education
Olivia Jacobs Western Carolina Sr. Kannapolis, N.C. Women's Cross Country 3.98 Nutrition/Dietetics
Kaylan Lance Western Carolina So. Brevard, N.C. Women's Cross Country 3.64 Recreational Therapy
Hayley Tomlinson Western Carolina So. Orlando, Fla. Women's Cross Country 3.51 Pre-Business
Lindsay Carter Western Carolina Jr. Apex, N.C. Women's Soccer 3.98 Biology
Samantha Hodge Western Carolina Jr. Louisville, N.C. Women's Soccer 3.96 Mathematics
Emily Lynn Western Carolina Sr. North Royalton, Ohio Women's Soccer 3.90 Construction Management
Kayla Beauduy Western Carolina Jr. Jackson, N.J. Women's Soccer 3.86 English
Katie Salmons Western Carolina Jr. Richmond, Va. Women's Soccer 3.78 Psychology
Kayla Sedgley Western Carolina So. North Scituate, R.I. Women's Soccer 3.74 Recreational Therapy
Laura Greb Western Carolina Jr. Robbinsville, N.J. Women's Soccer 3.69 Health/Physical Education