Samford Leads SoCon With 24 On Winter Academic All-Conference Team
Posted by Joey Mullins on 2011-04-08
SPARTANBURG, S.C.— Samford University led all Southern Conference schools with 24 representatives on the 2011 Winter Academic All-Conference Team, released by the league April 7.
The women’s indoor track team had the most representatives among Samford teams with 13. The men’s indoor track team had six representatives, followed by women’s basketball with three and men’s basketball with two. Samford’s 24 student-athletes had an average grade-point average of 3.49 on a 4.0 scale.
In the conference as a whole, 191 student-athletes, which participated in men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s indoor track and field and wrestling were honored. Those student-athletes recorded a 3.55 GPA. Seven student-athletes in the conference have maintained perfect 4.0 cumulative GPAs.
To be eligible, student-athletes must carry at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average entering the winter season and were required to compete in at least one-half of their team’s competitions during the recently-concluded winter campaign. In addition, the student-athletes must have successfully completed at least 24 credit hours in the previous two semesters.
The women’s indoor track and field programs supplied the greatest number of honorees with 86, followed by men’s indoor track and field with 42 and women’s basketball with 32.
In addition to Samford’s league-leading 24 student-athletes on the team, Western Carolina (23), Elon (22) and Davidson (21) also had at least 20 student-athletes honored as well.
ABOUT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY -- Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.