Fifteen from UNCG named to Academic All-SoCon winter squad
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Fifteen UNCG
student-athletes were named to the Academic All-Southern Conference
team for the 2011-12 winter season, the league office announced
Thursday. UNCG indoor track and field runner Ashley Schnell was one
of just six student-athletes in the conference with a perfect 4.0
grade point average.
UNCG’s 15 selections were fourth-most in the league behind Samford (20), Elon (18) and Western Carolina (17). In all, 158 student-athletes took the honor. All 12 league institutions had at least six student-athletes named to the squad, which includes the sports of men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s indoor track and field, and wrestling. The group posted a cumulative 3.62 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
To be eligible for the academic all-conference team, student-athletes must carry at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA entering the winter season and were required to compete in at least one-half of their team’s competitions during the recently concluded campaign. In addition, the student-athletes must have successfully completed at least 24 credit hours in the previous two semesters.
Representing UNCG were: men’s basketball players Taylor Hoffer and Kyle Randall; women’s basketball player Natalie Headley; men’s indoor track and field runners Tyron Alston, Brian Carrington, Taylor Day, Paul Katam, John Teeter and Joey Thompson; and women’s indoor track and field runners Schnell, Ginny Cronley, Shannon Hall, Chelsea Sumney, Shaina Sumney and Emily Vasquez.
|Taylor Hoffer||So.||Poulsbo, Wash.||Men's Basketball||3.60||Business Administration|
|Kyle Randall||Jr.||Youngstown, Ohio||Men's Basketball||3.44||Business Administration|
|Natalie Headley||R-So.||Fayetteville, N.C.||Women's Basketball||3.42||Biology|
|Tyron Alston||So.||Mebane, N.C.||Men's Indoor Track & Field||3.32||Business Administration|
|Brian Carrington||Sr.||Brevard, N.C.||Men's Indoor Track & Field||3.75||Media Studies|
|Taylor Day||Jr.||Cornelius, N.C.||Men's Indoor Track & Field||3.64||Kinesiology|
|Paul Katam||So.||Eldoret, Kenya||Men's Indoor Track & Field||3.41||Pre-Nursing|
|John Teeter||So.||Kernersville, N.C.||Men's Indoor Track & Field||3.89||Entrepreneurship|
|Joey Thompson||Sr.||Columbia, Md.||Men's Indoor Track & Field||3.95||Finance|
|Ginny Cronley||R-Jr.||Durham, N.C.||Women's Indoor Track & Field||3.62||English|
|Shannon Hall||So.||Waldorf, Md.||Women's Indoor Track & Field||3.68||Media Studies|
|Ashley Schnell||R-Sr.||Lincoln, Neb.||Women's Indoor Track & Field||4.00||Music Performance|
|Chelsea Sumney||Jr.||Washington, Pa.||Women's Indoor Track & Field||3.70||Speech Pathology and Audiology|
|Shaina Sumney||Jr.||Washington, Pa.||Women's Indoor Track & Field||3.55||Speech Pathology and Audiology|
|Emily Vasquez||R-Jr.||Raleigh, N.C.||Women's Indoor Track & Field||3.68||Elementary Education|
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