SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Twenty-three UNCG student-athletes earned spots on the spring 2011 Academic All-Southern Conference Team, the league office announced Thursday. The Spartans had a league-best four of the 13 student-athletes with perfect 4.0 GPAs.
A total of 326 student-athletes across the league made the team, which includes student-athletes from the sports of 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 3.57 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. All 12 member schools had at least 20 representatives on the team, with Appalachian State and Western Carolina leading the way with 34 each.
To be eligible for the team, student-athletes must possess at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average entering the spring season and had to compete in at least one-half of their team’s competitions during the spring campaign. In addition, the student-athletes must have successfully completed at least 24 credit hours in the previous two semesters.
Ashley Schnell (women’s track and field), Zach Reece (men’s tennis) and Alex Whitehead and Mikayla Rogers (women’s tennis) carry 4.0 GPAs for the Spartans.
Women’s track and field led the way for the Spartans with five selections, while men’s track and field had four. Men’s and women’s tennis had three each, while baseball, softball and men’s and women’s golf had two each.
UNCG’s honorees are listed below.
Zach Furl Jr. Sanford, N.C. Baseball 3.55 Finance
Zach Leach So. Herndon, Va. Baseball 3.41 Pre-business
Colin Chapman Jr. Franklin, N.C. Men's Golf 3.84 Business administration
Robert Hoadley So. Southern Pines, N.C. Men's Golf 3.63 Pre-marketing
Ben Vasquez R-Sr. Raleigh, N.C. Men's Outdoor Track & Field 3.82 Sociology
Andy Clyne Sr. Washingtonville, N.Y. Men's Outdoor Track & Field 3.47 Finance
Joey Thompson Jr. Columbia, Md. Men's Outdoor Track & Field 3.93 Business administration
Taylor Day So. Cornelius, N.C. Men's Outdoor Track & Field 3.47 Kinesiology
Zach Reece R-Fr. Marietta, Ga. Men's Tennis 4.00 Pre-accounting
Jacob Wright Jr. Asheville, N.C. Men's Tennis 3.54 Music
Timion Meijs So. Utretch, The Netherlands Men's Tennis 3.85 Biology
Eileen Horsmon So. Dunkirk, Md. Softball 3.46 Sociology
Heather Robb So. Apex, N.C. Softball 3.38 Business administration
Erica Creed Sr. Kernersville, N.C. Women's Golf 3.40 Communication studies
Courtney Taylor So. Gastonia, N.C. Women's Golf 3.66 Hospitality and tourism management
Ashley Schnell R-Jr. Lincoln, Neb. Women's Outdoor Track & Field 4.00 Music
Jade Farlow Jr. Albemarle, N.C. Women's Outdoor Track & Field 3.33 Recreation, tourism and hospitality management
Emily Vasquez Jr. Raleigh, N.C. Women's Outdoor Track & Field 3.59 Elementary education
Chelsea Sumney So. Washington, Pa. Women's Outdoor Track & Field 3.64 Pre-nursing
Shaina Sumney So. Washington, Pa. Women's Outdoor Track & Field 3.45 Pre-nursing
Mikayla Rogers R-Sr. Salem, Ore. Women's Tennis 4.00 Media studies
Lucy Dougherty R-So. Melbourne, Australia Women's Tennis 3.95 Accounting
Alex Whitehead So. Victoria, Australia Women's Tennis 4.00 Media studies
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