UCA athletes lead Southland Conference on academic honor roll

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University of Central Arkansas teams had a successful fall athletic season in the Southland Conference on the field, winning regular-season league championships in football and volleyball.

UCA athletes, across all fall sports, also gained honors in the classroom.

When the Southland Conference Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll was released Wednesday, UCA led all institutions with 112 honorees with 18 of the student-athletes recording 4.0 averages.

A total of 695 athletes were named to the honor roll.

This year’s list boasts four student-athletes of the year, five players of the year and a total of 132 student-athletes with perfect 4.0 grade-point averages during the fall semester. The honor roll includes student-athletes who took part in men’s and women’s cross country, football, women’s soccer and volleyball.

Two graduate students gained honors for UCA, as players and in the classroom.

Leading the Bears to their second consecutive NCAA Division I football playoff berth was graduate student Seth Allison. Allison, who is working on his master’s in business administration with a 3.0 GPA, helped the Bears to one of the league’s top scoring defenses while earning all-conference honors at the linebacker position.

Jessica Hays, a graduate student on the volleyball team, helped the Sugar Bears to its first NCAA tournament appearance after winning the conference tournament. Hays, who posted a 4.0 while pursuing her master’s in family and consumer science/nutrition, is a two-time first-team all-conference selection for the Sugar Bears.

Four Conway athletes made the honor roll, all cross country participants: Abbie Linna, 4.0; Connor Hutson, 3.0; McKinley Rea, 3.25; and Erika Setz;er. 3.33.

Besides Hays and Linna, the other athletes with 4.0 averages were: Jacob Luckett, cross country; Albert Maeder, cross country; Jordan Pfaff, cross country; Kenneth Stice, cross country; Jordan Chadwick, cross country; April Martin, cross country; Megan Effinger, cross country; Courtney Efurd, cross country; Caassandra Rosas, cross country; Joe Carmical, football; Sarah Cornell, soccer; Cristen Curl, soccer-volleyball; Hailey Haynes, soccer; Vanessa Randle, soccer; Kyle Hartman, volleyball; Betsey Pickhart, volleyball.

Athletes from each institution were nominated by their academic advisors.

The complete honor roll can be viewed at http://www.southland.org/Portals/0/2012FallHonorRoll_1.pdf

 

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