Elon Lands 18 on SoCon Academic All-Conference Team

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Southern Conference announced today, April 5, its Academic All-Conference team for the 2011-12 winter season with 18 Elon student-athletes on the list.

Among the 158 student-athletes were at least six representatives from each of the 12 SoCon institutions, participating in men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s indoor track and field and wrestling. The group recorded a combined 3.62 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Sixteen student-athletes have maintained 4.0 cumulative GPA’s.

To be eligible, student-athletes must carry at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA entering the winter season and were required to compete in at least one-half of their team’s competitions during the recently-concluded campaign. In addition, the student-athletes must have successfully completed at least 24 credit hours in the previous two semesters.

The league’s women’s track and field programs provided the most academic all-conference members with 71, followed by men’s indoor track and field with 43 and women’s basketball with 25.

Samford paced all league schools with 20 members on the academic all-conference team, just edging out Elon. Closely behind was Western Carolina with 17 student-athletes earning recognition, followed by 15 from UNCG.

Elon’s 2011-12 Winter Academic All-Conference Honorees:

Men’s Basketball
Brett Ervin
Egheosa Edomwonyi
Jack Isenbarger
Drew Spradlin

Women’s Basketball
Kelsey Evans
Ali Ford
Kelsey Harris
Erica Keto
Kallie Hovatter

Women’s Indoor Track and Field
Christine Pacewicz
Morgan Denecke
Emily Tryon
Julie Hart
Kayleigh Birks
Ellie Taff
Amy Salek
Jordan Lee
Alyssa Girvin