Record Number of Student-Athletes Named to South Atlantic Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll

Record Number of Student-Athletes Named to South Atlantic Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll

 

FULL 2016-17 COMMISSIONER'S HONOR ROLL

 

ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – A record 1,703 student-athletes, spanning each of the South Atlantic Conference’s 12 member institutions and 18 sports, were named to the 2016-17 SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. The number of honorees represents an increase of 148 student-athletes from last year’s list.

 

To be eligible for inclusion on the SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, student-athletes must have competed in a sponsored championship sport and maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher throughout the academic year.

 

"To have another record-breaking number of student-athletes on this list is a great honor for the entire South Atlantic Conference,” said South Atlantic Conference Commissioner Patrick Britz. “Our student-athletes, coaches and administrators work very hard to have success in the classroom and on the court/field of play and I am thrilled to recognize this accomplishment."

 

Lenoir-Rhyne led the South Atlantic Conference with 188 student-athletes on the honor roll.  Tusculum came in at No. 2 with 172.  In third was Queens with 167, ahead of Wingate who posted 160.  At No. 5 was Newberry with 153, followed by Coker with 139 and Lincoln Memorial with 136.  At No. 8 was Carson-Newman as it placed 134 student-athletes on the list.  Anderson and Catawba tied for the No. 9 slot with 128.  Mars Hill recorded 105 student-athletes on the honor roll, while Brevard rounded out the list with 93.

 

Among the notable honor roll selections were six SAC Players of the Year from 2016-17:
Lauren Wade, Carson-Newman | Women’s Soccer
Nathan Jones, Mars Hill | Men’s Cross Country
Megan Pittman, Lincoln Memorial | Women’s Hoops
Jules Athalis, Queens | Women’s Tennis
Carlotta Nassi, Queens | Men’s Tennis
Mike Hanlon, Lenoir-Rhyne | Men’s Lacrosse