Appalachian State University saw 193 student-athletes earn a spot on the Southern Conference 2011-12 Honor Roll, the league announced on Monday. The Mountaineers finished with the third-most honorees of any SoCon member institution and featured 10 student-athletes with a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the year, also the third-highest total in
the conference. Appalachian student-athletes who earned a 4.0 GPA included Brittney Caudle (women’s track/cross country), Hannah Coad (women’s soccer), Cassie Crawford (women’s track & field), Katy Dodd (women’s soccer), Debra Domermuth (women’s track & field), Seth Grant (baseball), Nathan Healy (men’s basketball), David Port (baseball), Kelly Rhein (volleyball) and Kasey Sauls (volleyball).
In order to earn a spot on the SoCon Honor Roll, student-athletes were required to earn at least a 3.0 GPA while passing at least 24 hours in two semesters of classes, or its equivalent for other academic calendars. Those student-athletes who earned a 3.5 GPA or better were also honored with the Commissioner’s Medal for their work in the classroom.
A total of 1,094 SoCon student-athletes earned a spot on the Honor Roll, the second-highest total in league history, and 878 earned the Commissioners Medal. On average, SoCon student-athletes registered a 3.46 GPA for the year while 45 percent turned in a 3.5 or better and 90 recorded a perfect 4.0 Davidson landed a league-high 270 student-athletes on the honor roll. Six of the 12 schools either maintained or increased their numbers from the previous year, including College of Charleston, Davidson, Furman, Georgia Southern, Western Carolina and Wofford. Wofford had the second most honorees with 204, followed by Appalachian State (193), College of Charleston (188) and Georgia Southern (176).
Football boasted the most student-athletes on the list with 286, followed by women’s soccer with 213, women’s track and field and cross country with 212 and baseball with 155. All student-athletes from the league’s member institutions are included on the list, which includes all 19 SoCon sponsored sports as well as non-sponsored sports in field hockey, lacrosse, swimming, equestrian, rifle and sailing. League schools who sponsor swimming are members of the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association.