SPARTANBURG, S.C. – More than 300
student-athletes earned spots on the Academic All-Southern
Conference Team for the 2012 fall semester, the league office
To be eligible, student-athletes must carry at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average entering the fall season and were required to compete in at least one-half of their team's competitions during the recently-concluded fall campaign. In addition, the student-athletes must have successfully completed at least 24 credit hours in the previous two semesters.
UNCG landed at least two student-athletes from each fall sport on the All-Academic Team with men’s soccer senior goalkeeper Peyton Ford (3.98) and women’s soccer senior defender Tinna Bergthorsdottir (3.96) leading the way. The SoCon regular season champion women’s soccer squad placed six of the Spartans’ 19 student-athletes on the team.
The league’s 12 women’s soccer programs provided the most academic all-conference members with 79, followed by football with 58 and women’s cross country with 51.
Among member institutions, Wofford led all schools with 37
members on the academic all-conference team. Appalachian State was
second with 33, edging Elon, which had 32.
UNCG Southern Conference All-Academic Team Honorees
Tyron Alston - Jr. - Men's Cross Country - 3.45 - Business Administration
Paul Chelimo - Jr. - Men's Cross Country - 3.80 - Nursing
Paul Katam - So. - Men's Cross Country - 3.42 - Pre-Nursing
Taylor Day - Sr. - Men's Cross Country - 3.73 - Kinesiology
Peyton Ford - Sr. - Men's Soccer - 3.98 - Political Science
Dustin Gamradt - R-Fr. - Men's Soccer - 3.87 - International Business
Brian Graham - Jr. - Men's Soccer - 3.34 - Fitness Leadership
David Reittinger - So. - Men's Soccer - 3.30 - Undecided
Morgan Freeman - Jr. - Volleyball - 3.60 - Media Studies
Emily McMurtrey - So. – Volleyball - 3.80 - Kinesiology
Kelsey Sidney - So. – Volleyball - 3.74 - Elementary Education
Shannon Hall - Jr. - Women's Cross Country - 3.59 - Media Studies
Chelsea Sumney – Sr. - Women's Cross Country - 3.71 - Speech Pathology
Tinna Bergthorsdottir - R-Jr. - Women's Soccer - 3.96 - Kinesiology
Lauren Hein - Sr. - Women's Soccer - 3.44 - Communications
Lauren Lover - Jr. - Women's Soccer - 3.65 - Biology
Stephanie Partenheimer - R-Sr. - Women's Soccer - 3.64 - Kinesiology
Karin Sendel - Sr. - Women's Soccer - 3.67 - Psychology
Ashley Stokes - So. - Women's Soccer - 3.78 - Undecided