Men's Volleyball


Four Tornado selected academic All-Conference Carolinas

Photo: Qyntia Parks-Lewis
Photo: Qyntia Parks-Lewis

2017 Academic All-Conference Carolinas

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's volleyball team concluded the regular season last week, clinching a share of the Conference Carolinas title. Prior to the tournament, the league announced their academic all-conference performers and the Tornado had four players recognized.

Chandler Wellmann owns a 3.95 GPA while Chris Gerber carries a GPA of 3.89 to lead the way. Wellmann has accounted for 32 digs in the back row while Gerber has accounted to 20 kills and 16 blocks on the season.

Ryan DeLong and Nathan Veli were also selected, carrying GPAs of 3.55 and 3.42, respectively. Veli owns two digs and one assist on the year while DeLong has accounted for 11 kills and 18 digs.

To be selected academic all-conference, student-athletes have to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale. The GPA is calculated based on the student-athlete's cumulative average through the previous semester. Academic All-Conference Teams are comprised of juniors and seniors who play in at least one of Conference Carolina's twenty sponsored sports, and who have attended their member institution for at least one academic year.