UNCG student-athletes named to Winter Academic All-Conference Team
SPARTANBURG, SC – Twelve UNCG
student-athletes were named to the Southern Conference Academic
All-Conference Team for the 2007-08 winter seasons. A total of 137
student-athletes in five sports, representing all 11 Southern
Conference institutions, were named to the team.
The 137 student-athletes averaged a 3.56 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
UNCG’s Jess Weber was one of four student-athletes that posted a perfect 4.0 grade point average. She is joined by women’s basketball players Amy Mohr of Chattanooga and Jessica Geiger of Georgia Southern and women’s indoor track and field athlete Jodi Whittle of The Citadel.
The UNCG’s women’s basketball team and women’s indoor track and field each placed four student-athletes on the squad, highlighted by Weber’s 4.0. Student-athletes from the men’s indoor track and field team and wrestling were also represented.
The league’s women’s indoor track and field teams placed 62 student-athletes on the academic team while 32 women’s basketball players were honored. Western Carolina led the way among schools with 22 selections, followed by Chattanooga (17) and Davidson (14).
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 Indoor Track and Field
Lincoln Bennett So. King, NC History
Justin Ruppe So. Rutherfordton, NC Chemistry (Pre-med)
Ryan Solomon So. Hope Mills, NC Special Education
Jasmine Dixon Sr. Reston, VA Communication (Master’s)
Agne Girstautaite Fr-r Kaunas, Lithuania Pre-International Business
Gini Grimsley Jr. Fairmont, NC Exercise and Sport Science
Meghan Chamberlain Sr. Lake Mary, FL Exercise and Sport Science
Women’s Indoor Track and Field
Jess Weber Sr. Lofton, VA Conflict Resolution (Master’s)
Mary Ann Rutz So. Cary, NC Exercise and Sports Science
Courtney Fawcett So. Chester, NH Pre-Nursing
Sherrika Jordan Fr-r Charlotte, NC Exercise and Sport Science
Jeff Hedges Sr. Mt. Havre, MT Exercise and Sport Science
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