1,966 Student-Athletes Earn Recognition for Academic Achievements
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - More than 1,900 student-athletes from 12 member institutions were named to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll for the 2011-12 academic year. The 1,966 students recognized is the second-highest total of honorees since the league being compiling its annual honor roll in 1989.
Ninety student-athletes posted perfect 4.0 GPAs. Those 887 student-athletes who attained a 3.5 GPA or higher were further honored with the Commissioner's Medal.
Davidson landed a league-high 270 student-athletes on the honor roll. Six of the 12 schools either maintained or increased their numbers from the previous year, including College of Charleston, Davidson, Furman, Georgia Southern, Western Carolina and Wofford. Wofford had the second most honorees with 204, followed by Appalachian State (194), College of Charleston (188) and Georgia Southern (176).
Football boasted the most student-athletes on the list with 286, followed by women's soccer with 216, women's track and field and cross country with 215 and baseball with 157. All student-athletes from the league's member institutions are eligible to be included on the list, which includes all 19 SoCon sponsored sports as well as non-sponsored sports in field hockey, lacrosse, swimming, equestrian, rifle and sailing. League schools who sponsor swimming are members of the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association.
Southern Conference athletic directors established the honor roll prior to the 1988-89 athletic season as a way to recognize the league's outstanding student-athletes. The academic honor roll consists of student-athletes who participated in varsity sports at member institutions and posted a 3.0 grade point average or higher while passing at least 24 hours in two semesters of classes or its equivalent for other academic calendars.
For a complete list of honorees, click on the appropriate link below.
COMPLETE LIST OF 2011-12 HONOREES
Commissioner's Medal Recipients (3.5 or higher)
Appalachian State University
College of Charleston
Georgia Southern University
University of North Carolina Greensboro
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Western Carolina University