Twenty One UNCG Student-Athletes named to Academic All-Conference team
SPARTANBURG, SC – Twenty one UNCG student-athletes were named to the Southern Conference Academic All-Conference Team for the 2007 fall season. A total of 261 student-athletes, representing all Southern Conference institutions, were named to the team.
The 261 student-athletes averaged a 3.56 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
The UNCG women’s soccer team placed seven student-athletes on the squad and was led by Kelly Attayek, who had a Spartan best 3.92 grade point average.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average entering the fall season and must have competed in at least one-half of their team’s competitions during the recently-concluded fall campaign. The league’s women’s soccer teams placed 65 student-athletes on the academic team, with football adding 58. Wofford had the most individuals selected with 40 honorees, followed by Furman with 30 and The Citadel with 28.
This is the sixth year that the Southern Conference has named an All-Academic Team by season.
UNCG students are listed according to sport. Included are the year, hometown and major.
Men’s Cross Country
Lincoln Bennett So. King, NC History
Justin Ruppe So. Rutherfordton, NC Chemistry
Ryan Solomon So. Hope Mills, NC Special Education