Nineteen UNCG student-athletes named to Academic All-Conference team
SPARTANBURG, SC – Nineteen UNCG students were named to the TIAA-CREF Academic All-Conference teams for the 2006 fall season. A total of 238 student-athletes, representing all Southern Conference institutions, were named to the team.
The 238 student-athletes averaged a 3.55 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
Among the 19 Spartan athletes, senior Jess Weber of the women’s cross country team recorded a Spartan best 3.96 grade point average. Weber is a Elementary Education and Psychology double major.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average entering the fall season and have competed in at least one-half of their team’s competitions during the fall. The men’s and women’s cross country squads combined for 73 student-athletes on the academic team, with women’s soccer adding 62.
This is the fourth year that the Southern Conference has named an All-Academic Team by season. The all-academic teams are made possible by a grant from the Southern Conference’s Education Partner, TIAA-CREF.
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UNCG students are listed below according to sport. Included are the year, hometown and major.
Men’s Cross Country
Ryan Rodd So. West Harford, CT Business Administration
Nicolas Vaccaro Sr. Hillsborough, NJ English
David Worthen Jr. Morehead City, NC Biology
D.J. McCurry Jr. Gastonia, NC Biology
Mike Richardson Sr. Dobson, NC Exercise and Sports Science (PE)
Scott Jones Sr. Dallas, TX Hospitality Management
Kaitlyn Nortz So. Westerville, OH International Business
Women’s Cross Country
Jess Weber Sr. Lorton, VA Elem.Ed & Psychology
Stephanie Maltais Sr. Arden, NC Elementary Education
Kathy Oldham Sr. Fayetteville, NC Psychology
Mary Ann Rutz So. Cary, NC Undecided
Katherine Ryan Jr. Pittsboro, NC Biochemistry
Megen Kepley Sr. Chapel Hill, NC Elementary Education
Becca Voss So. Raleigh, NC Exercise and Sports Science
Carolyn Lindsay Sr. Hope Mills, NC Exercise and Sports Science
Jessie Jay Sr. Raleigh, NC International Business & Finance
Jessica Patterson Jr. Jacksonville, NC Mathematics
Karla Davis Jr. Monroe, NC Media Studies
Deven Beachum Sr. Raleigh, NC Speech Pathology & Audiology
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