ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) - A record 1,710 student-athletes, spanning each of the South Atlantic Conference's 11 member institutions and 20 sports, were named to the 2017-18 SAC Commissioner's Honor Roll, the conference office announced today.
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.
"We are extremely proud of the academic accomplishments of our student-athletes in the SAC," said South Atlantic Conference Commissioner Patrick Britz. "In addition to being successful on the court and playing field, our student-athletes, coaches and administrators have worked very hard to ensure success in the classroom, and we are thrilled to recognize this accomplishment."
Lenoir-Rhyne led the South Atlantic Conference with 198 student-athletes on the honor roll. Tusculum came in at No. 2 with 196. In third was Catawba with 173, with Wingate coming in fourth with 167. At No. 5 was Newberry with 164, followed by Queens with 161 and Lincoln Memorial with 150. At No. 8 was Carson-Newman with 137 student-athletes on the list. Anderson placed ninth with 129, while Coker had 121 and Mars Hill had 114.
Among the notable honor roll selections were 10 SAC Players of the Year and 10 SAC Freshmen of the Year from 2017-18:
Lauren Wade, Carson-Newman | Women's Soccer Player of the Year
Mattia DiTommaso, Wingate | Men's Soccer Freshman of the Year
Hannah Wolkenhauer, Queens | Women's Cross Country/ Track Runner of the Year
Thomas Bains, Queens | Men's Cross Country Runner of the Year
Gillian Kasitz, Queens | Women's Cross Country Freshman of the Year
Taylor Prall, Lenoir-Rhyne | Volleyball Freshman of the Year
Qua Hines, Lincoln Memorial | Women's Basketball Freshman of the Year
Max Miller, Newberry | Men's Basketball Freshman of the Year
Elijah Inuwa, Queens | Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Year
Ethan Elliott, Lincoln Memorial | Baseball Pitcher of the Year
Dan Bradbury, Lincoln Memorial | Men's Golf Freshman of the Year
Michela Verpelli, Wingate | Women's Tennis Player of the Year
Daniel Belsito, Wingate | Men's Tennis Player of the Year
Josep Canyadell, Wingate | Men's Tennis Freshman of the Year
Collin Lett, Lenoir-Rhyne | Men's Lacrosse Player of the Year
Myles Moffat, Lenoir-Rhyne | Men's Lacrosse Freshman of the Year
Ines Flueck, Lenoir-Rhyne | Women's Lacrosse Player of the Year
Brooklyn Tilley, Catawba | Women's Lacrosse Freshman of the Year
Martin Knauer, Queens | Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year and Freshman of the Year