Rock Hill, S.C. – Brevard College placed 100 out of the conference-record 822 student-athletes on the 2008-2009 South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll that was announced from the SAC office today. This was the first year the Tornados have been eligible to be put on the conference honor roll, having been provisional members in 2007-2008.
The SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll recognizes those student-athletes who carry at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average and have completed at least one season in the conference-sponsored sports of football, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s tennis and men’s and women’s golf.
The 822 student-athletes represent 36 U.S. states, 30 foreign countries and three Canadian provinces. More than 25 percent (211) of the honorees held grade point averages of 3.75 or higher. Of those, 21 student-athletes carried a perfect 4.00 GPA.
The sport of women’s soccer had the most honorees with 114, followed by football with 100. They were followed by baseball (89), men’s soccer (73), volleyball (71), softball (65), women’s basketball (62), women’s cross country (49), men’s tennis (39), women’s tennis (38), men’s golf (35), men’s basketball (31), men’s cross country (29), and women’s golf (27).
For the third year in a row, Newberry College led the way with 113 student-athletes recognized. Wingate University was close behind with 108. First-year conference member Brevard College had 100. Tusculum College placed 99 on the honor roll, followed by Mars Hill College with 93, Carson-Newman College with 87, Lincoln Memorial University (77), Catawba College (73), and Lenoir-Rhyne University (72).