93 Named to USA South All-Academic

93 Named to USA South All-Academic

Related: USA South Release

ROME, Ga. -- The USA South Athletic Conference announced its 2018-19 All-Academic honorees and 93 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 93 Covenant honorees, six were awarded with distinction.

This academic year, 1,441 students from across the USA South earned Academic All-Conference honors.

Women's soccer led all Covenant programs with 16 honorees, while men's soccer set a NCAA era record with 13 players on the list. Men's track and field (11) along with women's cross country (10) also had double-digit honorees. Women's track and field and softball had nine honorees each.

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

Kirsten Aanensen, Softball Christopher Kitchen*, Men's Soccer
Sarah Agee, Women's Soccer Masha Lanska, Women's Tennis
Jada Allmon, Softball Katie LaPenna, Women's Soccer
Conor Austin, Baseball Leif Le Mahieu, Men's Cross Country and Track & Field
Hannah Ball, Women's Cross Country and Track & Field Noah Lee, Men's Soccer
Riley Battenfield, Women's Soccer Paul Lemay, Men's Soccer
Laney Beckwith, Women's Tennis S.K. Lipperd, Women's Cross Country and Track & Field
Sara Blauw, Women's Tennis Ben Luke, Men's Tennis
Justine Blick, Women's Tennis Erika Mast, Softball
Stefon Bright, Men's Track & Field Alexandra May, Women's Cross Country
Matthew Broussard, Men's Cross Country and Track & Field Will Mayfield, Men's Golf
Josh Brower, Men's Soccer Julie Meritt, Women's Soccer
Grace Buys, Women's Soccer Layne Nash, Women's Soccer
Leah Buys, Volleyball Joshua Pace, Men's Track & Field
Anthony Buzzeo, Men's Soccer Audrey Parker, Women's Soccer
Adam Carver, Baseball Caroline Pepper, Women's Cross Country and Track & Field
Bethany Caudal, Women's Soccer Colby Pepper, Men's Soccer
Nate Collins, Men's Cross Country Ethan Pettit, Men's Soccer
Stephen Cone, Men's Track & Field Grace Potter, Women's Basketball
Cameron Cortman, Men's Tennis Megan Rasku, Women's Soccer
Cyan Cox, Women's Soccer Jesse Riggs, Men's Soccer
Anna Danek*, Women's Cross Country and Track & Field Nichole Rittgers, Women's Basketball, Cross Country, and Track & Field
Will DeMersseman, Men's Golf Anna Robertson, Women's Soccer
Morgan Douglass, Women's Basketball Seth Robinson, Men's Soccer
Esther Eddy, Women's Tennis Taylor Robinson, Women's Soccer
Kendyll Freeman, Women's Soccer Hannah Samuels, Women's Cross Country and Track & Field
David Gaffin, Men's Cross Country and Track & Field Olivia Sanders, Volleyball
Madyson Gibbins, Softball Michelann Settle, Women's Cross Country and Track & Field
Emma Giller, Softball Carl Simakoff, Men's Soccer
Andrew Godsey*, Baseball Paige Simons, Women's Soccer
Kaley Hallmark*, Women's Basketball Baylie Sims, Softball
Hannah Harris, Volleyball Lilly Smith, Women's Cross Country and Track & Field
Nathan Hawkins, Men's Golf Ian Sneller, Men's Cross Country and Track & Field
Cooper Hayes*, Men's Track & Field Bailey Spragg, Men's Basketball
Henley Henderson, Softball Lindsey Stephens, Volleyball
Maggie Henry, Women's Cross Country and Track & Field Hannah Stewart, Volleyball
Lizzy Hightower, Women's Soccer Carsyn Stone, Softball
Mitchell Hollis, Men's Basketball Blake Thomas, Men's Soccer
Henry Hooks, Men's Soccer Matthew Tueller, Men's Cross Country and Track & Field
Riley Howe, Volleyball Nathan Walker, Men's Cross Country and Track & Field
Sarah Huskey, Softball Ben Walsh, Baseball
Allie Jakes, Volleyball Mariah Westra*, Women's Tennis
Jared Jauch, Men's Basketball Tyrique Wilmore, Baseball
Benjamin Jones, Men's Cross Country and Track & Field Bryant Wood, Men's Soccer
Marshall Kent, Men's Golf Trey Wood, Men's Tennis
Chaz Kimbril, Baseball Elsa Woody, Women's Soccer
Hannah King, Women's Soccer  

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