76 Named to USA South All-Academic

76 Named to USA South All-Academic

Related: USA South Release

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- The USA South Athletic Conference announced its 2017-18 All-Academic honorees on Monday and 76 Covenant student-athletes were recognized.

Beginning in 2017-18, the USA South made adjustments to its criteria for the academic honor. Students must now produce at least a 3.30 GPA in both the fall and spring semesters to qualify for the award, an increase from the previous 3.0 GPA requirement. Additionally, the conference added an Awarded with Distinction honor for an athlete with a GPA of 3.90 or better in both semesters.

Of the 76 Covenant honorees, 11 were awarded with distinction.

This academic year, 1,446 students from across the USA South earned Academic All-Conference honors.

Women's soccer and baseball led all Covenant programs with 13 honorees apiece. Women's track and field had nine students earn the honor, with seven on the women's cross country team. Men's soccer also placed seven on the list, while softball and women's basketball had six each. The softball program led Covenant with three honorees on the Awarded with Distinction list.

Complete List of Covenant athletes honors (* awarded with distinction; 3.9 GPA in both fall and spring semesters):

Ken Alexander, Baseball Noah Lee, Men's Soccer
Caleb Bloye, Baseball Paul Lemay, Men's Soccer
Drew Bradley, Baseball Nate Mackey, Men's Soccer
Adam Carver, Baseball John O'Carroll, Men's Soccer
Devin Cerrato, Baseball Colby Pepper, Men's Soccer
Ben Copeland, Baseball Sophia Andre, Women's Soccer
Tristen Green, Baseball Kayla Bailey, Women's Soccer
Richie Hennessey, Baseball Grace Bartelt, Women's Soccer
Aaron Innes, Baseball Riley Battenfield, Women's Soccer
Daniel Johnson, Baseball Grace Buys, Women's Soccer
Chaz Kimbril, Baseball Rebekah Gravitt, Women's Soccer
Matt Reitz, Baseball Kendyll Freeman*, Women's Soccer
Tyrique Wilmore, Baseball Abby Gienapp, Women's Soccer
Stefon Bright, Men's Basketball/Men's Track & Field Lizzy Hightower, Women's Soccer
Mitchell Hollis, Men's Basketball Landry Jenkins, Women's Soccer
Jared Jauch, Men's Basketball Katie LaPenna, Women's Soccer
Ryan Rhodes*, Men's Basketball Rachel Lemay, Women's Soccer
Jessica Bell*, Women's Basketball Elsa Woody, Women's Soccer
Morgan Douglass, Women's Basketball Kirsten Aanensen*, Softball
Emma Grimes, Women's Basketball Shade Epes, Softball
Kaley Hallmark, Women's Basketball Jami Johnson*, Softball
Grace Potter, Women's Basketball Joni Johnson*, Softball
Clara Dirkse Wolfe*, Women's Basketball Erika Mast, Softball
Zach Atchison*, Men's Cross Country/Men's Track & Field Kelsey Westmoreland, Softball
Matthew Broussard, Men's Cross Country/Men's Track & Field Trey Wood, Men's Tennis
Leif Le Mahieu, Men's Cross Country/Men's Track & Field Annie DeLuca, Women's Tennis
Matthew Tueller, Men's Cross Country/Men's Track & Field Esther Eddy, Women's Tennis
Nathan Walker, Men's Cross Country/Men's Track & Field Aly Hall, Women's Tennis
Hannah Ball, Women's Cross Country Mackenzie Jones, Women's Tennis
Anna Danek, Women's Cross Country/Women's Track & Field Mariah Westra*, Women's Tennis
Margaret Fitch*, Women's Cross Country/Women's Track & Field Morgan Barney, Women's Track & Field
Heather Hall*, Women's Cross Country/Women's Track & Field Lindsey Beck, Women's Track & Field
Alexandra May, Women's Cross Country/Women's Track & Field Hannah Hennigh, Women's Track & Field
Caroline Pepper, Women's Cross Country/Women's Track & Field Olivia Becker, Volleyball
Michelann Settle, Women's Cross Country/Women's Track & Field Hannah Harris, Volleyball
Nathan Hawkins, Men's Golf Schuyler Moore, Volleyball
Jonathan Crossman, Men's Soccer Lindsey Stephens, Volleyball
Luke Hunter, Men's Soccer Haley Taylor, Volleyball



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