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GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG has placed 20 student-athletes on the 2017 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference Team, according to an announcement by the league office Tuesday. A total of 319 student-athletes across the SoCon were named to the team with women’s soccer earning the most recipients at 83.

The Spartan had eight members qualify from women's soccer, five from volleyball, three from men’s soccer, three from women’s cross country and one from men’s cross country.

To be eligible for the academic all-conference team, 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. Fall sports eligible for the award include men’s and women’s cross country, football, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball.

The Spartans also placed five student-athletes on the list with perfect 4.0 GPA’s on the fall Academic All-SoCon Team while the league as a whole had 15 student-athletes reach a perfect 4.0. Ashton Duty (Waxhaw, N.C/Cuthbertson) and Kaley Tucker (Littleton, Colo./Thunder Ridge) of women’s soccer, Kelsey Barrett (Huntsville, Ala./Buckhorn) and Kaitlyn Stone (Winston-Salem, N.C./West Stokes) of women’s cross country and Katie Wagner (Knoxville, Tenn./Hardin Valley Acaemy) earned the perfect 4.0 GPAs.

Name Sport Yr. GPA Major
William Sandin Men's Cross Country Jr. 3.58 Classical Studies
Kelsey Barrett Women's Cross Country  So. 4.00 Undecided
Taylor Delaney Women's Cross Country So. 3.83 Undecided
Kaitlyn Stone Women's Cross Country So. 4.00 Sociology
Faisal Almubaslat Men's Soccer So. 3.82 Business Administration
Eric Gunnarsson Men's Soccer Sr. 3.70 Kinesiology
Matt Mattis Men's Soccer Jr. 3.62 Business Administration
Lauren Daniels Women's Soccer So. 3.75 Communication Studies
Ashton Duty Women's Soccer R-Fr. 4.0 Pre-Kinesiology
Hannah Hoeksema Women's Soccer Sr. 3.76 Nutrition
Maddie Hoffmann Women's Soccer So. 3.85 Special Programs
Grace Kennedy Women's Soccer R-Fr. 3.76 Speech Pathology
Cienna Rideout Women's Soccer So. 3.62 Information Supply Chain Management
Melanie Spensiero Women's Soccer Sr. 3.73 Kinesiology
Kaley Tucker Women's Soccer R-Fr. 4.00 Communucation Studies
Grace Howell Volleyball So. 3.32 Business Administration
Ashley Muench Volleyball Sr. 3.78 Kinesiology
Allison Penner Volleybal Jr. 3.99 Biology
Rebecca Rice Volleyball Sr. 3.55 Pre-Kinesiology
Katie Wagner Volleyball Sr. 4.00 Elementary Education



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