HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College has placed 162 student-athletes on the 2012 Conference Carolinas Spring Presidential Honor Roll, announced Director of Athletics Craig McPhail Monday.
“This is a testament to our CATS (Challenging Athletes to Success) Program, the diligent work of a great support staff and ultimately the hard-work, dedication and time management skills of our student-athletes,” said McPhail.
Lees-McRae College and Conference Carolinas continue to emphasize “Academics and Athletics Working Together” as each school strives to grow their Presidential Honor Roll each and every year. The new 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).
King College led the way in the conference with 190 student-athletes on the honor roll, followed by Lees-McRae (162), Queens University of Charlotte (154), Pfeiffer University (147) and North Greenville University (145).
The cycling team paced the Bobcats with 33 student-athletes earning a semester GPA of 3.20 or better, as the women’s soccer team featured 19 students on the honor roll. Women’s track and field followed with 17 students on the honor roll, as seven of the Bobcats’ athletic programs reached double digits.
“We had a great spring with our teams and their grade point average, so we are glad to see the time and efforts paying off for our young people,” said McPhail.
Overall, Lees-McRae boasted 10 teams with a spring GPA above 3.0, including nine programs which posted a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher during the 2011-2012 academic year. As a department, the Bobcats combined for a spring GPA of 3.01, while posting a superb 2.98 cumulative grade point average overall during this past academic year.
Conference Carolinas is a NCAA Division II athletic conference currently made up of 12 teams from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. These institutions consist of: Barton College, Belmont Abbey College, Coker College, Converse College, Erskine College, King College, Lees-McRae College, Limestone College, Mount Olive College, North Greenville University, Pfeiffer University, and Queens University of Charlotte.
The following Lees-McRae student-athletes were named to the Spring Presidential Honor Roll (listed by sport):
Men’s Cross Country
Hang Lak Choi
Men’s Track and Field
Women’s Cross Country
Women’s Track & Field