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Appalachian State University placed 36 student-athletes on the SoCon Fall Academic All-Conference team

Posted Wednesday, December 22, 2010

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Spartanburg, SC - Appalachian State University placed 36 student-athletes on the Southern Conference fall academic all-conference team, announced the league office. A total of 345 student- athletes, representing all 12 Southern Conference institutions were named to the team.

To be eligible, student-athletes must carry at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average entering the fall season and were required to compete in at least one-half of their team’s competitions during the recently-concluded fall campaign. In addition, the student-athletes must have successfully completed at least 24 credit hours in the previous two semesters.

For the Mountaineers the football team led the way with 10 student-athletes on the team, while volleyball and women's cross country had seven, women's soccer posted six players to the team, men's soccer had four and men's cross country rounded out the team with two.

The women’s soccer programs supplied the greatest number of honorees with 85, followed by football and women’s cross country which each had 65 players qualify.

Among institutions, Elon had the highest number of academic all-conference team members with 42. Appalachian State (36), Chattanooga (35), The Citadel (33) and Wofford (31) also had at least 30 student-athletes honored as well.

Appalachian's Fall Academic All-Conference Honorees: Football; Karl Anderson, Jr., Pilot Point, Texas, Communications/Electronic Media Broadcasting, Blake Elder, Sr., Duncan, S.C., Communication/Organizational and Public, BJ Frazier, Sr., Beaufort, N.C., Economics, Michael Frazier, So., Conway, S.C., Communication/Electronic Media Broadcasting, Orry Frye, Sr., Charlotte, N.C., Computer Information Systems, Brad Hardee, Sr., Hudson, N.C., Exercise Science, Josh Jurius, Sr., Pittsboro, N.C., Geography, Sam Martin, So., Fayetteville, Ga., Marketing, Cougar Norris, Jr., Naples, Fla., Management, Troy Sanders, So., Chester, S.C., Undecided, Men's Cross Country; Mike Lilley, So., Hagerstown, Md., Nutrition and Foods, Will Raby, So., Charlotte, N.C., Economics, Men's Soccer; Mark Bridges, Jr., Morganton, N.C., Building Sciences, Sean Dreybus, Jr., Newport, News, Va., Accounting, Ryan Duffy, Jr., Apex, N.C., Biology, Nate Latigue, So., Cary, N.C., Building Sciences, Volleyball; Meghann Forshey, So., Glen Allen, Va., Graphic Design, Courtney Rhein, So., York, Pa., Nursing, Kelly Rhein, Jr., York, Pa., Special Education, Kasey Sauls, Jr., Prarie Village, Kan., Elementary Education, Caroline Sedon, Sr., Medina, Ohio, Communications/Public Relations, Maggie Seeds, Jr., Clemmons, N.C., Physics, Lauren Swecker, Sr., Charlotte, N.C., Communication/Advertising, Women's Cross Country; Britney Caudle, So., Middletown, Md., Studio Art, Stephanie Chapman, Jr., Asheville, N.C., History, Amanda Hamilton, So., Cary, N.C., Undecided, Kelsey Hanger, Sr., Asheville, N.C., Exercise Science, Amy Neilson, Sr., Charlotte, N.C., Accounting, Dani Reese, Sr., Dayton, Ohio, Communication Studies, Natalie Shaw, Sr., Chantilly, Va., Communication/Journalism, Women's Soccer; Hannah Coad, So., Alpharetta, Ga., Undecided, Katy Dodd, Jr., Apex, N.C., Biology, Meggie Graham, So., Marietta, Ga., Business Education, Shannon Healy, Sr., Charlotte, N.C., Finance and Banking, Michelle Jewell, So., Raleigh, N.C., Computer Information Systems, Sam McVeigh, So., Charlotte, N.C., Biology.

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Appalachian State University placed 36 student-athletes on the SoCon Fall Academic All-Conference team