Hol­land, Kim­brell earn con­fer­ence aca­demic hon­ors

Walker County Messenger - - Sports -

Two for­mer Gor­don Lee Lady Tro­jan soft­ball play­ers were among those Shorter Univer­sity stu­den­tath­letes rec­og­nized by the Gulf South Con­fer­ence as part of its fi­nal in­stall­ment of the FireSeeds All- Aca­demic and Honor Roll for the 2016-17 aca­demic year.

Sopho­more Tif­fany Hol­land made the list with a 4.0 GPA in Ac­count­ing, while se­nior Kalei Kim­brell had a 3.863 GPA in Early Child­hood Ed­u­ca­tion.

Shorter was well rep­re­sented, plac­ing a to­tal of 93 stu­dents on the GSC’s Honor Roll and eight to their re­spec­tive Al­lA­ca­demic Teams. Three teams were rep­re­sented on All-Aca­demic ros­ters with two each from men’s and women’s track & field, and four to the women’s lacrosse list.

On the honor roll, both soft­ball (19) and women’s ten­nis (8) placed all el­i­gi­ble ros­ter mem­bers to the list. Baseball had 24 rec­og­nized, women’s lacrosse had 12, women’s track & field placed 10 to the

list, men’s track and field gar­nered seven hon­orees, golf added seven - four women and three men - and men’s ten­nis tal­lied six.

For the year, Shorter has seen 198 stu­den­tath­letes rec­og­nized on the Honor Roll, and 13 gar­ner All-Aca­demic ac­co­lades.

To be el­i­gi­ble for All-Aca­demic team hon­ors, a stu­dent must have a cu­mu­la­tive GPA of 3.2 or higher, and can­not be a fresh­man or first year trans­fer; other fac­tors in­clude lead­er­ship, ser­vice and ex­tracur­ric­u­lar in­volve­ment.

The mem­bers are then se­lected based on a con­fer­ence-wide vote by the league’s Sports In­for­ma­tion Di­rec­tors or Fac­ulty Ath­letic Rep­re­sen­ta­tives. There is no vote for Honor Roll hon­orees; all stu­dents with a 3.0 or bet­ter that have com­peted against out­side com­pe­ti­tion are rec­og­nized.

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