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
Chad Janda So. Raleigh, NC Marketing
Nate Berry So. Holly Spring, NC Undecided
David Worthen Sr. Morehead City, NC Biology
DJ McCurry Sr. Gastonia, NC Biology
Matt Strine Fr-r. Spring, TX Undecided
Lisa Fawell So. Wheaton, IL Exercise and Sport Science
Kaitlyn Nortz Jr. Westerville, OH International Business
Women’s Cross Country
Mary Ann Rutz Jr. Cary, NC Exercise and Sport Science
Courtney Fawcett So. Chester, NH Pre-Nursing
Sherikka Jordan So. Charlotte, NC Exercise and Sport Science
Kelly Attayek So. Raleigh, NC Undecided
Karla Davis Sr. Monroe, NC Media Studies
Lauren Lopez So. Concord, NC Education of Deaf Children
Jessica Patterson Sr. Jacksonville, NC Economics
Katherine Ryan Sr. Pittsboro, NC Biochemistry
Mary Kate Towne Sr. Royal Palm Beach, Fl English
Jen Bronson So. Raleigh, NC Undecided
Heather Mitrisin Jr. Hope Mills, NC Exercise and Sport Science
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