BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Wednesday, Conference Carolinas announced their spring Presidential Honor Roll honorees, and King University was atop the league with 205 student-athletes honored. The Tornado finished second during the fall season to Limestone College, but topped the Saints in the spring with 205 student-athletes to Limestone’s 192.
In all, 1,401 student-athletes among the league’s 10 member schools were named to the Presidential Honor Roll for the 2014 spring semester. The honor roll requires students to have at least a 3.2 grade point average.
King had the most student-athletes honored with 205 while Limestone was second at 192. The Tornado were led by the baseball team who had 23 members, and were followed by the men’s soccer team who had 17 student-athletes honors. The women’s volleyball team was next at 16 while women’s track and field had 14 and women’s basketball had 12 student-athletes honored.
Each institution within the conference has emphasized their commitment to academic importance as they have continued to have student-athletes achieve a grade point average of 3.2 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) at each of their institutions to achieve this honor.
In regards to the outstanding number of student-athletes represented in the 2014 Spring Presidential Honor Roll, Commissioner Alan Patterson stated, “The large number of student-athletes comprising the Presidential Honor Roll is pleasing but not surprising. Conference Carolinas athletics gives more than lip service to the concept of academics and athletics working together. Our members live this model and the “fifth quarter” success of educating athletes prepared for today’s play and tomorrow’s success is an intentional and rewarding outcome.”
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).