The Lees-McRae athletic department is proud to announce that 140 student-athletes have been named to the 2013 Fall Presidential Honor Roll, the
conference office announced Wednesday afternoon.
Conference Carolinas continues to emphasize Academics and Athletics Working Together as each school strives to grow their Presidential Honor Roll each and every year. The Presidential Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes who have earned a 3.20 grade-point average (up from 3.00 in previous years) on a 4.00 scale for the semester and includes freshman and transfer student athletes (that have participated in either a conference or non-conference sponsored sport).
The Lees-McRae cycling team led all Bobcat squads with 24 representatives while five other sports had at least 10 student-athletes on the list.
The Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll is awarded twice a year covering each of the fall and spring academic semesters and is based on meeting the criteria at the end of the previous semester.
This is a great achievement for not only the student-athletes, but for Lees-McRae as a college said Athletic Director and vice president of athletics and club sports Craig McPhail. It takes a team effort from the student-athletes, coaches, faculty and staff to achieve this goal, and I believe all parties did so flawlessly.
Womens soccer impressed with 18 members while mens lacrosse, mens soccer and mens volleyball had 11 apiece.
Softball had 10 representatives while the mens and womens track & field teams had nine each.
Womens lacrosse, mens tennis and womens cross country collected five members apiece while womens tennis and mens basketball had four. Womens basketball amassed three members.
Overall, LMC had 140 of its 280 (50%) student-athletes (as of Fall 2013) recognized on the prestigious list. A total of 1623 student-athletes made the list from the 10 Conference Carolina schools while Limestone College paced the way with 295 student-athlete honorees.